In general all grocery products including produce are very expensive compared with at home. I am continuously amazed by the prices in the grocery store and market. Now I will grant you that Atlanta has a fairly low cost of living but my new friend from across the hall came originally from Japan and then lived in the UK (both expensive places to live) and she is also shocked by the cost of food.
A dozen eggs costs $6 (at the farm market you can pay $12)!
A liter of milk is $2.50 (that's a quart).
The cheapest fish was $22/kilo, which is about $10/lb.
Our teeny lamb chops were $3.50 each.
The cheapest apples in the discount bin were $4/kilo, which is about $2/lb).
A soda costs $2.50 - $4.
A candy bar costs $2-4.
A small bag of crisps (potato chips) costs $2.
A loaf of plain sandwich bread is $5. Artisan bread can easily be more than $10.
Chinese takeout fried rice is $11.50.
The produce is very fresh and flavorful. Much more so than the stuff in the US. But the cost, compared to Atlanta, is breathtaking.
Oh, and have I mentioned that internet is pay per MB? I was thinking of getting a wireless card until I read this:
Recharge $30 and you could