the cost of living here is really quite interesting.
- Gas 0.5 $/gal
- Water 1 $/gal
- Cheese 5-15$/lb
EVERYTHING is available here- same stuff, same brands (I found the real cheeses at the deli section of the grocery stores!). There are a few differences though:
- The packaging tends to be slightly smaller (food servings at restaurants are larger though)
- Breakfast aisles are 2/3 full of various types of cornflakes. I cannot imagine why the country likes cornflakes that much
- Everything has a shorter shelf-life
- Most larger grocery stores (hyper panda, geant, carrefour) carry non-food stuffs. They’re a lot like Wegmans.
- Safeways (Tamimi) are identical to the ones in the US
- The meat section also carries camel meat
- The dairy section has a whole aisle dedicated to various forms of feta cheese and yogurt
- There are a lot fewer convenience type stuff- like pre-cut veggies etc. I think this is because many/most women dont work so they have the time to doing all the chopping themselves or alternatively, they have maids so they dont hafta do any chopping/cooking stuff themselves anyway