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Insider tip: Save money on food by stocking up at the supermarket with local foods and cooking using our self-serve kitchen facilities. Avoid imported and processed foods such as cereals, candy, chips, and imported canned goods to save money. Fresh meat (poultry, beef, and pork) is readily available and cheap at the butcher shops. Fresh vegetables are plenty at the Public Market. Rice and beans, sugar, whole grains, and other natural and unprocessed local foods are cheap.
Insider tip: Save money on food by eating where the locals eat. Purchase ready made rice, beans and meat for under $2 U.S. (R.D. $70) a meal. See our Cheap Eats section.
Insider tip: Because of the strong evangelical/pentecostal influence in the country, many locals frown on alcohol consumption. Although you will often see people chugging beer in public, because of the people that do have these sensitivities, be considerate of where you purchase beer and other liquor. It is preferable to buy at the larger supermarkets (as opposed to smaller family-run businesses), and be discreet about consumption.