Price of Food in Tokyo
Just wanted to know what the price of fruits are in your city?
Here in Tokyo, the prices are unbelievable (in a bad way). To me, the amount you get for the price you pay doesn’t seem logical, but perhaps I’m missing something. I used to live in Toronto, so the prices there compared to here are……well…..you just can’t compare them.
Here is an example from my local grocery store:
So this is a small box of cherries (approximately 20 cherries) that costs Â¥980, which equals $10.00 USD/CAD.
In the background, there is a small melon, about the size of my palm, which is on sale for Â¥580. That would equal about $6.00 USD/CAD. That’s just a sample of the average prices.
In the summer, I love to eat watermelon, but I have only eaten it three times in the last three years, because they cost far too much for me to justify it. Last year, I found one no bigger than a softball, which cost Â¥1600 ($17.20 USD/CAD).
Here are a couple more examples from a slightly more upscale grocery store:
These are packs of four Japanese mikan (oranges) for Â¥1580 ($17.00USD/CAD).
This is durian for Â¥6800 ($73.00 USD/CAD). This durian is most likely for show, so in the end, I highly doubt anyone bought it.
Well, there you have it. Please tell me your opinions about this -I’d love to hear from you!