The range of prices of food in Costa Rica still baffles me. The papaya that we were eating in the picture above cost me one dollar. It fed everyone in our group, and the man even cut it up so we could eat it then and there. It was fresh, perfectly ripe, and delicious! This was a great purchase. However, later in our trip when we were shopping for snack, we ran across a jar of Jiff peanut butter that was probably only about twelve ounces, and it was the equivalent to nine dollars! Certain items that one wouldn’t expect to be expensive were crazily overpriced compared to the usual prices I pay for groceries here in the states. If a food item was imported from the USA, or had a US brand name, the price was so hiked up! Another pricey item I spotted while we were getting medicine…

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