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how much to things cost?

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how much to things cost?

Just thinking of going to lanzarote...wondering what prices you pay for food & drink?

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1. Re: how much to things cost?

if you mean from supermarkets it is usually more expensive than uk for food,but less for beer. in restaurants you can get some nice meals at a fair price but often the price of drinks is expensive.

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2. Re: how much to things cost?

Hi...Thanks for reply! Its just to get idea if we go self catering.

Maybe end up going B& B...we want to hire a car and see some of the place.

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3. Re: how much to things cost?

We always self cater and never think the prices are too bad. It really depends on what you want to buy. English brands will always be more expensive than the local ones, which are just as good, if not better IMO.

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4. Re: how much to things cost?

As said it depends what you like to eat. Local fish is cheap I find like sole and sea bass along with shellfish like prawns and mussels. Vegetables are cheap if locally grown and not from the tourist supermarkets.

Eating out can be very cheap depending on where and when you eat with many places doing a 'menu of the day' deal were you get 2/3 courses and a glass of wine/lager for anything from 6.50 euro's to 12 euro's.

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5. Re: how much to things cost?

We found it to be swings and roundabouts going self-catering - some things are more than at home and other things are cheaper but we ended up paying about the same as we would in the UK overall. The weather is MUCH better than at home for a BBQ (especially today, lol) so if you enjoy eating al-fresco then make sure you rent a place with a BBQ and enjoy the best of both worlds: eating 'out' AND self-catering ;-)

(btw the local cheese on the island is a goat's cheese and if you buy the 'fresh' version it grills surprisingly well on the BBQ, in burger-sized slabs or cubed on skewers with chunks of Lanzarotean onions, if you have vegetarians in your group or fancy something lighter than meat - it turns out a bit like Halloumi but less salty and even nicer)

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6. Re: how much to things cost?

Lanzarote is one of Spain's absolute cheapest places. You can eat very well for very little. The prices for fish are especially low. Enjoy!

/Andrea, with Feelfree Rentals

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7. Re: how much to things cost?

In Playa Blanca we found supermarkets are far more expensive than over here, especially now Netto's have been bought out. Milk and bread nearly twice as dear. Also 1/2 litre of beer (less than a pint) was 3 to 3.5 euro's. The cheapest house wine ranged between 10 to 14 euro's for 70cc bottles in restaurants and meals 7 to 10 euro's, so about 30 euro's for a main meal for 2 with wine.

The present poor rate pound / to euro doesn't make things cheap

Hope that helps

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8. Re: how much to things cost?

Milk and bread are dear here as fresh milk is imported from the mainland as theres no cows on the island. However I never buy fresh milk as it can be 'off' before you get it home. Bread is expensive as the spanish buy fresh rolls.baguettes. These are freely available in most supermarkets and sometimes baked on the premises. You can get a small lunch baguette for about 25p!

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9. Re: how much to things cost?

Hmmm! The crusty baguettes and rolls are great! Making me hungry lol. That's the only sort of bread we buy when we are there. Far nicer than sliced bread IMO. Onions and tomatoes that actually taste of something, unlike half of what we get in the UK. Local wine, fresh seabass - yummy! Not thinking about it anymore 'cos I'm making myself 'home sick'. 9 weeks and counting!!!

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10. Re: how much to things cost?

Yes my mouth is dribbling at the thought of plentiful cups of fresh ground Cafe Ortega at under 2 euros a packet and any number of brands of chilled sparkling Cava at the same price - I don't get the 'costs more than in the UK' when the equivalent of both of these products, at least, are double or even triple the price back home. The little local shops in the towns and villages outside of the resorts are much better value, and far less of a headache, than the huge supermarkets to be honest although the range is obviously less and they are more geared towards 'local' brands than international products. Even our local garage was selling large bottles of beer for one euro twenty and bottles of 'good' wine for around five euros which beat the prices in the Eurospar in Costa Teguise...

On a similar note we paid just two euro for a bottle of beer in a very suave 'volcanic' bar (La Cueva in LagOmar, Oasis de Nazaret) and for that we got to sit on original Manrique seating - the mind boggles as to how much such an equivalent thing would cost in the UK!

Yes, pound for pound, we found Lanzarote to be a very good option this year and spent way less than we normally do when on holiday :-)