When doing an independent tour of a country you always kind-of want to know how much it costs to buy a bread or coke so you can budget. Well, here are some of the items we bought and their prices.
How much does alcohol cost on Reunion Island?
|Amsterdam Black Rhum 50CL||€2.29||Leader Price|
|Special Prestige 50CL||€1.29||Leader Price|
|Biere Gold 50CL||€2.20||Leader Price|
|Dodo in a can||€1.15||Local shop in Saint Philippe|
How much does a baguette cost on Reunion Island?
Tip: sliced bread is more expensive than a baguette! Eat what the locals eat and your groceries will cost less.
|Baguette||€0.65||Leader Price, Hermitage|
|Baguette||€0.80||Leader Price, Saint Philippe|
|Sliced bread||€1.49||Carrefour Sainte Suzanne|
And if you want some margarine to go with your bread… we paid €1.90 for a 200g Plantafin. If for some reason you feel like you need tomato sauce, we paid €1.80 for a normal squeegee bottle.
How much does fruit and vegetables cost on Reunion Island?
|Tomatoes x 4 which was less than a kg||€1.81||Leader Price|
|Banana bunch 1kg||€2.90||Fraicheur de l’est, Saint Andre|
|Onion per kg||€1.80||Fraicheur de l’est, Saint Andre|
|Potatoes per kg||€1.90||Fraicheur de l’est, Saint Andre|
|Pears per kg||€2.40||Fraicheur de l’est, Saint Andre|
|Dried dates 250g||€2.65||Carrefour Sainte Suzanne|
|Bag of carrots||€2.08||Carrefour Sainte Suzanne|
|2 x green peppers||€2.49||Carrefour Sainte Suzanne|
|Small bag of potatoes||€2.61||Carrefour Sainte Suzanne|
…and if you need salt to cook, we paid €2.75 for a 110g grinder at Carrefour.
How much does cheese and biscuits cost on Reunion Island?
|Babybel 120g 6 pieces||€2.75||Leader Price|
|Babybel 120g 6 pieces||€2.49||Carrefour Sainte Suzanne|
|TUC 100g||€1.63||Leader Price|
How much do snacks cost on Reunion Island?
|Chips BBQ 135g||€0.99||Carrefour Sainte Suzanne|
|Oreo cookies 176g||€1.80||Carrefour Sainte Suzanne|
|Mini Snickers 227g||€1.99||Carrefour Sainte Suzanne|
How much does Coke-Cola cost on Reunion Island?
|1,5l x 4||€7.29||Carrefour Sainte Suzanne|
How much does a can opener cost on Reunion Island?
The cheapest, nastiest can opener will set you back €5.49 from a Leader Price! It is very expensive as that same can opener costs R38 in South Africa.
How much does Pilchards cost (in case you feel like you want some)?
€2.93 for a 425g can. If you get that plus a baguette you are set for a big lunch to share between 4 people.
How much does
fuel cost on Reunion Island?
We rented a Renault Trafic 9 seater diesel with a 60l tank and did over 400km. In the end we spent €105 to fill up. A Total garage in Sainte Clotilde charged us €1.21 per liter of diesel.
Some garages have people to help fill your vehicle, others don’t. In case they don’t you have to go inside the shop (usually) and pay upfront for fuel by cash and afterwards you will get the remainder/change.
Rental of the van costs us R5 000 for the 12 days and they reserved a deposit of €1100, but we got this back afterwards.
How much does McDonalds cost on Reunion Island?
|Bic Mac Meal with hamburger, Coke and chips||€9.90|
|Kiddies meal with burger, chips, Coke and toy||€3.70|
There were signs everywhere celebrating 50 years of the Big Mac, but finding a McDonalds… well, that was not so easy. They hide out in the bigger towns.
We had other takeaways from places lots of locals seemed to be eating at. Those meals were cheap as chips!
Entrance fees to attractions
|La Saga Du Rhum||Adults €10
Children 6-16 €7.50Seniors €7.50
|Piton de la Fournaise (volcano)||€0|
|Musee Stella Matutina||Adults €9|
|Reunion Island Aquarium||Family €32 (2 adults + kid)
Kids 4-12 €6.50
I took some random pics of items you can buy on Reunion Island
I couldn’t resist…
I buy a lot of honey in South Africa so I thought I’d snap a pic of the “Miel”.
I like my Madeleines fresh, but hey, whatever floats your boat.
This one was my most impractical find. An appliance to make crepes and popcorn – what do you think, is it a winner?