Where Tia is different are the prices of local products. Today I bought a pack of 9 baby bananas for $.70, a green pepper for $.08, two apples for $.66 and a medium-sized bag of sugar for $.50. What's crazy is that I could pay even less if I went to the mercado and bought from a produce seller.
Not everything is priced so low. I bought sugar instead of Splenda because a pack of 100 was $6.99. Soda is about the same if you buy the large bottles (1.95 L here instead of 2 L), but cheaper if you purchase a single serve bottle ($.57 for 500 mL, which is 16.9 oz.).