I’m keeping a brief log of food items purchased in Mongolia, as a means of comparison.  I do most of my shopping at the State Department Store in Ulaanbaatar, though I am hoping to range further afield as the weather gets warmer.

All prices in tugriks, conversion for 1 USD ranging from 1350-1550.

Grapes:  1 kg  @ 12999.

Kiwi:  4 for 999.

Plums: 1 kg @ 9999.

Baby tangerines: 1kg @ 3399.

Broccoli (from Merkuri market): 1 head/bunch for 5000.

Butter: 200 g for 3299.

Apple juice: 2 L for 2699.

Russian ice cream:  500 g for 2929.

Carrots: 1 kg @ 1199.

Ginger: 1 kg @ 2999.

Scape: 1 kg @ 3299.

Bok choi: 1 kg @ 2899.

Noodles: 1 pkg for 719.

Eggs: 10 for 2289.

Tofu: 1 block for 999.

Brown rice: 500 g for 1389.

Tofu (from Merkuri): 1 block for 800.

Bananas (from Merkuri): 5 for 3300.

Garlic (from Merkuri): 1 bulb for 100.

Sangiovese: 750 ml for 11000.

Milk (whole): 1 L @ 2100.

Scallions (not sure about weight): 849.

Flour: 1 kg @ 999.

Gouda: 1 kg @ 6889.

Loaf of bread (650 g, maybe?): 739.

Spinach (not sure quantity): 5000.

Small yellow pepper (Merkuri): 200.

Milk: 1 L @ 2300.

Macaroni and cheese (Good Price): 1800.

Kitkat: 2 pcs @ 200.

Eggs (Merkuri): 6 @ 1500.

Jasmine rice: 1 kg @ 1699.

Potatoes: 1 kg @ 369.

Corn (16 oz can): 1179

Eggs (market): 1 @ 180.

Bananas (market): 1kg @ 2500.

Tomatoes:  1kg @ 900.

Peppers: 1kg @ 1500.

Pumpkin (Merkuri): 1kg @ 2500.

Yellow lentils: 1kg @ 1500.

Red beans: 1kg @ 1500.

Small package of spinach: 500.

Tomatoes (BB market): 1kg @ 2000.

Cucumber: 1kg @ 1500.

Potatoes: 1 kg @ 600.

Baking soda: 0.5 kg @ 800.

Brown sugar (dried molasses): 0.5kg @ 1000.

Sugar: 1kg @ 1300.

Flour: 1kg @ 800.

Butter (fresh): 1kg @ 2800.

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