Considering that I buy 10-12 limes and at least 5 or 6 coconuts per week, not to mention 6-8 avocados and copious amounts of Habanero chili’s, you can imagine that over time, I’ve grown quite accustom to the general price of these items – that being pretty close to zero.
Seriously…if I’d ever imagined “checking and then re checking my receipt” concerned about getting ripped off purchasing any of these standard items well….the thought had never crossed my mind.
Limes are through the roof! The coconuts have tacked on an additional 20% since just last week, and don’t even get me started on the avocados! Outrageous!
Ok….a little humour here as…..it’s really not “outrageous” ( as everything still pretty much costs nothing ) but it does bring about an interesting point / issue.
Inflation is being seen in everything – everywhere.
I am completely dumfounded as to how a single “locally grown” coconut could possibly cost more than a single can of beer, packaged in its aluminum can with its fancy logo, cold storage, transportation and manufacturing all factored in. Amazing.
The people of Mexico are feeling it too, as recent tax hikes have put pressure on retailers who’ve really had no choice but to raise prices – in turn passing the expense on to the customer.
Have you got an example of inflation in your local area? Something that you’ve noticed as of late that might be “putting the pinch” on spending?
Please do tell as I find it absolutely fascinating to see/hear/ understand how others are seeing this phenomenon manifest in “their” daily lives.
As an aside…..I’m strongly considering buying more beer in the future……..and perhaps saving the coconuts for weekends and special occasions only.