Prices in the bush

For all of you in the lower-48 who think things have gotten really expensive, I’m going to attempt to keep a running tally of prices I pay for goods in the Alaskan Bush village of Shaktoolik.

Food
Butter (1 lb): $5.15
Brown Sugar (1 lb): $3.89
Carrots (1 lb): $2.79
Coffee, Starbucks (1 lb): $12.55
Cucumber (each): $1.75
Eggs (1 dozen): $4.15
Grapes (1 lb): $8.49
Flour, All Purpose (5 lb): $6.95
Honey (12 oz): $5.55
Iceberg Lettuce (head): $3.89
Kiwi (each): $0.75
Maraschino Cherries (10 oz.): $3.65
Potatoes (Russet, 5lb): $8.15
Romaine Lettuce, Fresh Express (10 oz.): $4.49
Tomatoes (lb): $3.69
Tostitoes tortilla chips (13 oz.): $5.69
Yoplait Yogurt (6 oz): $1.89

Goods
Brita Filter (1 count): $18.89
Duct Tape (60 yd): $11.49
The Nome Nugget (newspaper): $1.00
Shotgun Shells (Remington Nitro-Steel, 12-guage, 2 3/4″, 1 1/4 oz shot, 25 ct): $36.26
Ziploc Bags (1 Gallon, 15 count, Freezer): $4.95

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