Thursday, May 26, 2011

Prices in Ireland

The cost of living in Ireland is higher than in the United States or in Chile.  Here is a reprise of the earlier posting comparing US and Chilean prices, modified to add a few Irish comparisons.

U.S. price will be first, followed by the dollar equivalent price in Santiago, and then the price in Ireland.  Pound of butter $3/$4/$3.80;  half pound of Kraft Philadelphia cream cheese $2.19/$4/$3.67;  pkg of three Romaine lettuce hearts $2.50/$3.00/romaine hearts seem unavailable in Ireland, but a small head of butter lettuce costs $1.12 ;  small can of tomato sauce $0.40/$1.00/$0.40;  center-cut pork chops per pound $4.99/$4.73/??;  big box of corn flakes $4.39/$2.80/$3.57 (this compares Kellogg's vs. the Jumbo store brand).

A bottle of Casillero del Diablo 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon on the supermarket shelf here is around $9, and I seem to recall it being $10 at Trader Joes.  Maybe $11?  In Kinsale, that bottle sells for $14.60.  The least expensive wine in Kinsale sells for $8.50, and that is the sale price.  There is no Two-Buck Chuck in
Ireland.  Santa Rita 120 Cabernet Sauvignon went for just less than $2, but here that same bottle runs $13.

One gallon of regular unleaded gasoline $3/$5/$8. 

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