Inflation Hits – Coconut And Lime Prices Surge

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.

Until now.

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.

13 Responses

  1. Bryan Adams (@brysown1) July 20, 2014 / 3:07 pm

    Groceries here in Kanuckistan are steep, seems like I’m dropping $100 or more with 2 bags to show for it. I’ve actually stopped mid purchase and looked to see if the guy behind me didn’t set a few items across the line. Even a “trusted” bag of dog food goes $80.00 per month. <—feed them healthy as the VET bill is by far worse

    • Forex Kong July 20, 2014 / 3:20 pm

      Wow….ya factor in a dog – no kidding.

      Everything seems to be “on the rise”.

  2. ding bat July 20, 2014 / 8:35 pm

    Oldest chocolate company in Japan reduced the total size of its chocolate bar but kept same price……..that and increase of consumption tax from 5% to 8% this year………..

  3. mark July 21, 2014 / 7:48 am

    I live near Chicago and rents and housing prices are starting to approach the housing bubble levels, rents are really crazy though because of all the people who can’t/won’t buy houses.

    • Forex Kong July 21, 2014 / 7:52 am

      From what I’m seeing…..it may be just as well that a person “continues to rent” as housing looks to be going no where but DOWN here soon.

      I think alot of “home buyers” from the past few years are soon going to feel some pain.

  4. Anonymous July 21, 2014 / 11:40 am

    A pack of Oreos will run you $4.99 in the USA. That’s nearly an hour of work at minimum wage!

    • Forex Kong July 21, 2014 / 11:41 am

      Wow….putting up against minimum wage really puts things in perspective.

      Oreos….hmmm…sure are tasty though.

  5. David July 21, 2014 / 11:55 am

    Rent in SoCal is ridiculous! They’re trying to boost my rent up over 10% again this year! This has been going on over the last 4 years and the price is literally over 40% higher than when I moved in in 2010. I actually moved this weekend because of it.

    • Forex Kong July 21, 2014 / 11:58 am

      Unreal.

      I see rental prices moving higher here in Playa as well.

  6. Baboo July 23, 2014 / 10:30 am

    Knock on wood but a coconut still costs about 68 cents here in Cambodia.

    • Forex Kong July 23, 2014 / 10:41 am

      Maybe not for long!

      I just noticed my limes went up another couple cents here as of yesterday.

      • Baboo July 25, 2014 / 7:44 pm

        Maybe your right but limes here go for about 20 for a buck. Like I implied though, holding my breath hoping price inflation doesn’t show up until my gold boat comes into port! BTW thanx for the free site.

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