Why nutmeg, of all things, is more expensive in Grenada, where 90% of Caribbean nutmegs are grown, than in Guadeloupe, is hard to figure out. There are usually strange regulations behind it. For example, a cocoa farmer in Grenada is not allowed to decide for himself to whom he sells his harvest. He has to bring everything to the cooperative, which sets the price. Of course, there are power structures behind this. We asked everywhere if they could see the villa of the respective prime minister or governor. Honestly, sometimes your eyes glaze over. The gap between rich and poor is very clear here.
The most important thing to find quality food at a good price is to know where. There are tourist markets and the second-row market. And there are the recommendations. Jenny’s vegetables, which provide great variety and quality in Grenada, are perfect. In Saint Lucia there is a boat dealer that everyone knows in the harbour (Rodney Bay) who supplies amazingly varied fruit. In Guadeloupe and Martinique the big supermarkets are a dream to provision and in Bequia just eat at Jack’s Bar.
So we decided to start a price comparison here and to keep adding to it. Of course we are talking about average prices. (Admittedly, there is still little data, but we are constantly expanding, we promise 🙂)
|All prices in EURO||Guadeloupe||Grenada||Martinique||Saint Vincent||Bequia||Saint Lucia||Dominica|
|PCR Test 9/21||80||140||0||55||55||110||55|
|Cup of Coffee||2||1,5||2||1||1||1,5||1|
|1 kg Coffee||15||30||15||23||16||13||12|
|6 Pack Bier||6||7||6||7||7||7||6|
|1 kg Tomatos||3||5||3||4||4||5||3|
|1 kg Rice||2||3||2||3||2||3||2|
|10 km Taxi||15||20||14||15||–||20||12|
|1 bar Chocolade||3||5||3||4||4||4||3|
|Geld abheben pro 100 Euro||–||–||–||5||5||11||5|
If you have any questions or requests, please let us know. / Karin Binz
Weather in Grenada:
Sunrise: 5:57 h, sunset 17.46 h. Temperatures day 31+ felt 38, night: 28 degrees Celsius. Very changeable, sunny and cloudy in rapid alternation. Very heavy rain several times during the day. Wind 5-6 Bft.