Sunday, 24 July 2016

Wow! Prices have risen !


Apologies for no pictures for the next couple of weeks but I am writing on Mr Shoestring's mobile device whilst we visit USAShoestring.

One of the first things we noticed as we landed in Toronto was how much the pound has fallen against other currencies, this makes things 20 percent more expensive anyway, so the hotel room on the first night was a real treat that we will not repeat on this trip. However it offered a free dinner and breakfast service where we could eat some of the food, so that saved quite a bit. Next dat buying food for a picnic lunch made me gasp. We left the highway and went to a value supermarket and still spent nearly 40 Canadian dollars, a small pierce of cheese was 8 dollars, gasp !

Buying food for a week here in USA has cost over 140 dollars, which is awful, so I'm going to be working hard to bring that down.

Good news is that petrol is very cheap, we filled up once on our trip from Toronto and  it only cost 40 Canadian dollars !

Talk to you some more tomorrow about what we find that is good value !


  1. Thank you for your honesty.

    Food in Canada is very expensive. We are always amazed at how cheap it is when we are in Europe.

    I've tried to point this out on a few UK blogs but have been shouted down as not knowing what I'm talking about!

  2. Thank you so much for your comment, I wasn't sure if it was because we were just in an expensive area ! We visited Canada with a friend about 8 years ago and thought that it was expensive then too. I,m sorry to hear that others have 'shouted you down' as like me you were just making honest observations .

    1. Produce is expensive in my province because most of it has to be trucked in.

      Dairy is mad. You mentioned cheese and that was a fairly normal price. I tend to look for pink stickered cheese when possible or wind up by cheddar blocks. Milk is twice the price here as in the US. Today I spent $4.69 on four litres of milk.

      Many of my friends who live close to the US border will cross it to buy dairy products and fuel!