Grocery Bill

This is my 4th blog post on my grocery bill. So people can see how I live, how cheap it is to live here, and because these are easy posts while I work on BeAForeigner.com. 😊

This week I’m making pepper steak over rice. #delicioso! 🤤

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A picture of the arrachera steak (hanger steak in English) I bought. Does it look different than what you find in your city? 🧐


Here’s my list with prices in Mexican pesos and the quantity is in parentheses:

  • Water 5L (4) $72.50
  • Ajax $25.50
  • Clorox Cleaning Spray for the Bathroom $43.50
  • Muffins (4) $32.00
  • Peaches (5) $42.00
  • Mandarins (5) $17.50
  • Tomates (2) $11.00
  • Onion $8.00
  • Red Wine $99.00
  • Corn Starch $33.00
  • Ginger $16.50
  • Garlic $5.00
  • Steak 500 grams Arrachera $134.50
  • Steak 500 grams $74.00
  • Pack of green, red, yellow bell peppers $35.00
  • Papaya $39.50
  • Paper towels $31.00
  • Sour Patch Gummies $48.00

Some ingredients I already have for the pepper steak. I got two different kinds of steak because I didn’t know which one was best. I’ll just freeze the other pack for another day.

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That time of the month is coming so candy.

Total was $918.73 pesos BUT I received a $313.52 credit so total was $605.21. That’s about $31 USD with the exchange rate of about 19 pesos (the exchange rate fluctuates a lot here) = $1 dollar. That includes the service fee, the tip, and any discounts I received.


Also, check out the week before this post also my other blog posts: What can $196 pesos get me in Mexico City? and How Much I Spend on Groceries in Mexico City.


Elyse Y. Robinson


Without a plan, Elyse Y. Robinson moved to México City after her mother passed away from blood cancer on November 11, 2016. She never heard of México City nor even visited México before. She just knew she had to escape America to mourn. She had quit her whole life to help her family anyway. She had nothing more to lose. She is going into her fourth year in México and she is there to stay!




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