Actual costs of food in Iceland
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Feb 20, 2013 1:59 PM Last Post By: mickyfinn
Feb 16, 2013 5:58 AM
Actual costs of food in IcelandI'm not sure if this post is going to be repeated, but it hasn't appeared as yet!
I was just wondering if anyone could give actual food costs buying from a supermarket in Iceland? I am planning a trip in early May, camping and hiring a car. I have read that Bonus and Netto are the cheapest supermarkets, but could anyone provide a real time approximate price of basic food stuffs ie a bag of pasta, tin of tomatoes, bag of teabags, loaf of bread etc? It would be really useful for budgetting. In addition, how much does a very cheap bottle of booze from the government shops cost - not at all as important, but just to know!
Many thanks for any help.
Feb 17, 2013 5:45 AM
1Hi, I just had a quick glance at the receipts I brought back to Germany. Let's see what we have here. Just some randomly picked products.
Bónus Faxafen, Reykjavík
1 kg Muesli: 398 krónur
500 gr raisins 349 kr
1 kg "Bónus brauð" 249 kr (white bread...)
Samkaup úrval, Bolungarvík
1l of milk 120 kr
10-11 Laugalækur, Reykjavík
Skyr 209 kr
"Langloka" sandwich ca 560 kr
2L of water 399 kr
Brauðskinka (boiled ham) 519 kr
300 gr Skólaostur (cheese, tastes like literally nothing... esp together with this white bread that's available everywhere...) 536 kr
Samkaup úrval, Ísafjörður
Chorizo 652 kr
Pylsubrauð ("hot dog bread", imho better than the white bread...) 250 kr
Gouda 333 gr 187 kr
Tómatbrauð (bread with tomatoes, some bread that deserves to be labelled bread (:D)), 549 kr
Prices from last July/August
Feb 17, 2013 8:33 AM
2Prices in Bonus were not very different from prices in supermarkets in continental Europe.
Feb 19, 2013 3:36 AM
3Thanks very much - much appreciated. I feel a bit more reassured now, as had heard so many scare stories about a loaf of bread (whether it tastes like actual bread or not!) being 10 euros or something.
I take it eating out IS really expensive? How much are these infamous hotdogs, and how about the "canteen" style places?
Sorry for all the pernickety questions, but it makes a difference to our budget.
Feb 20, 2013 5:11 AM
Feb 20, 2013 1:59 PM
1.00 EUR = 170.975 ISK
(0 star Hotel)
From US$44.60 per night
(3 star Hotel)
From US$132.11 per night
(0 star Hotel)
From US$20.45 per night