At the risk of being judged an alcoholic I thought it might be interesting to some people to list what an average (you may, or may not consider what’s on the list as average) week’s shopping bill (at the Al Campo supermarket in La Orotava, just outside of Puerto de la Cruz) works out at for two people and a demanding cat living in the north of Tenerife.

  • 8 bottles of white wine                             19.26

(4xBaron Urzande, 2xCampo Viejo, 2xRomeral – the cheapest of these at €1.99 costs £5 in Sainsbury’s in the UK)

  • 18 cans of Dutch lager                            3.60

(We only wanted 12, but they were 3 for the price of 2)

  • 16 litres of spring water from Vilaflor            2.00
  • Barlet pears                             1.16
  • Courgette                                0.35
  • Bananas (1kg)                         0.97
  • Oranges                                  0.70
  • Celery                                     1.99
  • Green Pepper                          0.32
  • Lettuce                                   0.36
  • Carrots                                   0.24
  • Mango                                    1.17
  • Potatoes (3kg)                        2.99
  • Spinach                                  1.35
  • Apples                                   0.40
  • Onions                                   1.19
  • Garlic                                     2.09
  • Green melon                          1.83
  • Tomatoes                              1.37
  • Chickpeas                              0.59
  • Cat food (4 tins)                    2.28
  • Bacon                                    1.39
  • Minced Beef                          2.99
  • Smoked pork slices              2.29
  • Mortadelo slices                   1.00
  • Smoked mackerel fillet         1.68
  • Smoked mackerel fillet (in paprika)     1.65
  • Two whole mackerel             1.85

(Okay, it seems that we were overdoing the mackerel, but it was the first time we’d spotted the smoked fillets, so thought we’d try them – they were disappointing, but not for Whiskas who ended up with most of the smoked fillets)

  • L.casei immunitas yoghurt drink (18 – another 3 for 2 deal)                4.20
  • Frozen pack of Fruits of the Forest   (Berries are difficult to buy here) 2.25
  • Tin of Heinz Baked Beans                        0.80
  • Tub of Sobrasado (a chorizo pate) 1.00
  • Tin of Tuna                                             1.19
  • Butter                                                      1.00
  • Pack of couscous                                    1.36
  • 4 Croissants                                            1.75
  • 4 Greek yoghurts with honey and nuts (These are dangerously addictive) 1.38
  • Bar of Cadburys Dairy Milk chocolate (You’ve got to sin a little) 1.99
  • Tub of fruity Bio pot yoghurt                   1.22
  • 2 Loaves of 8 cereal bread                       4.34
  • Dozen large eggs                                     1.49
  • Bottle of Shower Gel                                 1.64
  • Shaving foam                                           1.30
  • 2 bottles of liquid soap                            2.56
  • Packet of 20 travel tissues                       2.10

Total Cost                                            €90.63


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Comments
  1. It is wonderful to see the pictures,thanks for sharing

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