Major Provision Spots

Below are the mayor provisioning stops along the way  north to south.

  • If you rent a car be certain to remove the Rental Car frame around the license plate 
    to avoid corrupt local officials from stopping you over others and thieves which look for rental cars to break into.
  • Park close to the entrance of the supermarket where there is a lot of foot traffic.
  • LOCK YOUR CAR  and if you can keep an eye on your car.
  • With taxis always pre-negotiate the total fee in the local currency
  • Ask for the drivers name and text the license plate to yourself or your buddy boat.
  • If you get stopped by a traffic police ask for the ticket
  • Do not pay a bribe.
  • Corrupt cops will do everything possible to delay you in order to get their bribe- so tell them you are not in a hurry and plan on staying months in the area with a local gringo
  • Simply ask for the ticket !
  • If they ask for your passport let them know that it is with the Marina Office and that you request their official ID for verification and to please call the Marina office.
  • Always Write down the official’s name, station, telephone number and address of the station
    (have the official write it down for you so you have proof)


🇲🇽 MEXICO PACIFIC

🇲🇽 MEXICO PACIFIC

ENSENADA

Walmart Ensenda

Costco Ensenada



CALIMART Ensenada

SAMS’S CLUB Ensenada

SORIANA Hiper

CABO SAN LUCAS

 

COSTCO – Cabo

SORIANA HIPER – Cabo

WALMART – Los Cabos

CHEDRAUI – Cabo

LA COMER – CABO

Cost of Living Index Rent Index Cost of Living Plus Rent Index Groceries Index Restaurant Price Index Local Purchasing Power Index
34.29 10.85 23.08 31.39 30.97 47.05

Puerto Vallarta

Costco

Sam’s Club Puerto Vallarta

Sam’s Club Nuevo Vallarta

Walmart

Walmart

Sorian Hyper

Mega

Mega Soriana

La Comer

La Comer Fluvial

Manzanillo

La Comer

Walmart

Soriana

Zihuatanejo / Ixtapa

Sam’s Club

Mega Soriana

 

Acapulco

Superama

Sam’s Club

Walmart

 

Huatulco

Soriana Hiper

Chedraui

 

Chiappas Tapachula

Walmart

Sam’s Club


Chedraui

 

 

🇬🇹 GUATEMALA

🇬🇹  GUATEMALA

 

Cost of Living Index Rent Index Cost of Living Plus Rent Index Groceries Index Restaurant Price Index Local Purchasing Power Index
43.04 14.77 29.53 37.69 33.70 41.47

 

Puerto San Jose

La Torre Express (unverified)

 

 

 

🇸🇻 EL SALVADOR

🇸🇻 EL SALVADOR

 

Cost of Living Index Rent Index Cost of Living Plus Rent Index Groceries Index Restaurant Price Index Local Purchasing Power Index
47.69 15.61 32.36 46.27 36.29 28.56

 

San Salvador

Super Selectos


 

 

 

🇭🇳 HONDURAS PACIFIC

🇭🇳 HONDURAS

 

Cost of Living Index Rent Index Cost of Living Plus Rent Index Groceries Index Restaurant Price Index Local Purchasing Power Index
42.34 10.97 27.34 33.02 31.64 35.52

 

Isla el Tigre

Small Bodega Only

 

 

🇳🇮 NICARAGUA PACIFIC

🇳🇮 NICARAGUA PROVISIONING

 

Cost of Living Index Rent Index Cost of Living Plus Rent Index Groceries Index Restaurant Price Index Local Purchasing Power Index
45.87 8.91 28.20 43.69 31.56 24.43

 

Leon



Supermercado La Colonia

 

Managua

La Colonia

 

 

 

San Juan del Sur

Pali

 

SuperExpress

 

 

🇨🇷 COSTA RICA PACIFIC

🇨🇷 COSTA RICA PROVISIONING

 

Cost of Living Index Rent Index Cost of Living Plus Rent Index Groceries Index Restaurant Price Index Local Purchasing Power Index
55.09 16.23 36.51 49.74 45.70 46.02

 

 

Liberia


Walmart

Peri

Mega Super

AutoMercado – Playa Cocos

Super Luperon – Playa Cocos

Super Compro – Playa Cocos

 

Tamarindo

Auto Mercado

 

Herradura

AutoMercado

 

Golfito

MegaSuper

Pearson Market

Commercial Deposit Free

 

Comercios Costarricenses

 

 

🇵🇦 PANAMA

🇵🇦 PANAMA PROVISIONING

CORONADO NEAR VISTA MAR

RIBA SMITH

SUPER 99

The Machetazo | Coronado
Rey Coronado

NEAR FUERTE AMDADOR

ALBROOK SUPER 99

Super Extra

BOCAS DEL TORO

There are three favourites: 1) Toto (least expensive, large, good variety)

2) Supermarket ISLA COLON (frequented by expats and has many US items. They’ll also get stuff in if you have requests)
3) Super Gourmet (small, expensive, specialty items including prepared foods).

There are many other supermarket/grocery stores along the main road. For fresh fruit and veggies, there’s a stand near the ferry wharf and another near the bank. There’s also a veggie boat. The Gambit that visits the marinas and some anchorages. For great frozen meat and fish visit Tutti and Fish across from Toro Loco.

Cost of Living Index Rent Index Cost of Living Plus Rent Index Groceries Index Restaurant Price Index Local Purchasing Power Index
52.98 24.42 39.33 50.27 47.41 38.96

 

Coronado

 

Riba Smith

Super 99

 


Matchetazo

Rey Coronado

 

 

La Chorera

PriceSmart

 

Supermarket Riba Smith

 

Panama City

Rey

Super Xtra Albrook

Super 99

 

Colon

Rey


 

Bocas del Toro

Super Gourmet Deli

 

These indices are relative to New York City (NYC). Which means that for New York City, each index should be 100(%). If another city has, for example, rent index of 120, it means that on an average in that city rents are 20% more expensive than in New York City. If a city has rent index of 70, that means on an average in that city rents are 30% less expensive than in New York City.

Cost of Living Index (Excl. Rent) is a relative indicator of consumer goods prices, including groceries, restaurants, transportation and utilities.

Groceries Index is an estimation of grocery prices in the city compared to New York City. To calculate this section, Numbeo uses weights of items in the “Markets” section for each city.

Restaurants Index is a comparison of prices of meals and drinks in restaurants and bars compared to NYC.

Cost of Living Plus Rent Index is an estimation of consumer goods prices including rent comparing to New York City.

Local Purchasing Power shows relative purchasing power in buying goods and services in a given city for the average wage in that city. If domestic purchasing power is 40, this means that the inhabitants of that city with the average salary can afford to buy on an average 60% less goods and services than New York City residents with an average salary.

🇨🇴 COLOMBIA

🇨🇴 COLOMBIA PROVISIONING

Cartagena

Éxito San Diego – Cartagena

Almacenes Exito Cartagena

BARANCILLA

Olimpca – Barancilla

Olimpica – Puerto Colombia

SANTA MARTA

🇯🇲 JAMAICA

🇯🇲 JAMAICA PROVISIONING

Kingston

Grants Supermarket

PORT ANTONIO

Kamal’s Supermarket & Cambio

MONTEGO BAY

HI LO SUPERMARKET

Best Value Super Market

🇰🇾 CAYMAN ISLAND

🇰🇾 CAYMAN ISLAND PROVISIOING

GRAND CAYMAN

Cost U Less

MC RUSS Supermarket

KIRK Market

New Asia Grocery Market

Solomon’s wholesale Groceries

🇭🇳 ROATAN HONDURAS

ROATAN HONDURAS PROVISIONING

🇭🇳 ROATAN HONDURAS PROVISIONING

ROATAN

Eldon’s Supermarket

Corporación Ramirez

Eldons

🇬🇹 RIO DULCE GUATEMALAS

RIO DULCE – GUATEMALA 🇬🇹 RIO DULCE GUATEMALA PROVISIONING

RIO DULCE

Store La Surtidora

🇧🇿 BELIZE

🇧🇿 BELIZE PROVISIONING

PLACENCIA

TOP VALUE

MINGS SUPERMARKET

PLacencia Store

BELIZE CITY

SAVE U SUPERMARKET

Publicis

Willimas # 2

🇲🇽 MEXICO QUINTANA ROO

🇲🇽 MEXICO MAYAN RIVIERA PROVISIONING

ISLA MUJERES

Chedraui

Soriana Mercado Isla Mujeres

CANCUN SOUTH near V&V MARINA

Soriana Rancho Viejo

Soriana Mercado

Mega

PUERTO MORELOS near EL CID MARINA

Chedraui Selecto Puerto Morelos

Súper Akí Puerto Morelos

🇨🇺 CUBA

🇨🇺 CUBA PROVISIONING

🇺🇸 FLORIDA KEYS PROVISIONING

🇺🇸 FLORIDA KEYS PROVISIONING

Key West

Publix Super Market at Searstown Shopping Center

Winn-Dixie

Publix Super Market at Marathon