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Inflation Got You Down? Shop in Mexico, It’s Cheaper There

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WASHINGTON, DC, Aug 22 — Joe Biden has done it again. He’s triggered a new Mexican border surge. This time, however, it’s not caravans of illegal immigrants trying to make their way into the U.S.; it’s law abiding Americans who are surging into Mexico to shop. 

The new inflation cycle that Biden triggered in the first year and a half of his presidency with no end in sight has U.S. citizens living near the border are doing their grocery shopping and gassing up their cars in Tijuana, just south of the California border. Prices are significantly lower in Mexico. You can save a buck on a gallon of gasoline and pay half price for a gallon of milk, for example. And, if it’s happening in southern California, it is likely happening, as well, in other border states such as Texas, New Mexico and Arizona.

The Consumer Price Index shows that “food-at-home prices leaped 12.2% over the last 12 months,” according to GroceryDive.com, which tracks trends shaping the grocery industry. The website quotes Neil Saunders, managing director of GlobalData Retail who notes that “Consumers can cope with both moderate price rises over a long period, and sharp price rises for very short durations. Managing hefty inflation over a sustained time frame – which is where we are now – is much more challenging. We are now at the point where consumers are starting to take more evasive action to reduce their expenses.”

At least one news outlet, OurPatriot.com suggests that some regular bargain shoppers may even be considering moving to Mexico for the benefits. The site says that gas prices are “around $1.24 lower than the California average of $5.38. That’s over a dollar saved on gas alone, whereas milk and other groceries make gasoline pale in comparison…milk in Mexico costs half as much as it does in California; other necessities like toilet paper and Tylenol will each save you up to $4 per smallest-size retail pack.”

The manager of the Mercado Hidalgo in Tijuana told the BorderReport.com that the American families that shop at his store tell him that they are saving lots of money, despite the drive. He says that he sees more Americans doing their shopping on weekends but that he’s noticed a 20 to 30 percent increase in U.S. shoppers Monday through Friday in recent weeks and months.

The Consumer Price Index shows that household food costs have soared 13%, year to year. That’s the biggest year-to-year increase in more than 40 years. Gas prices are up by some 45%. And in its most recent “inflation is not done yet” report, the fiscal experts at Kiplinger suggest we have a way to go before we see any real relief. “Prices continued to rise strongly for basics such as food, rent and new vehicles. There is some evidence that food prices may be moderating after a year’s worth of large monthly increases. But continuing large wage increases at many businesses are likely to keep upward pressure on most prices for some time to come. Expect price inflation at the end of the year to be around 8.0%, down a bit from the peak of 9.1% in June, but still high.” 

But fear not, President Biden and his big spender Democrats in Congress have managed to enact their Inflation Reduction Act. Won’t that bring down the prices of our necessities? Absolutely not, say the experts. In fact, the independent, nonprofit Tax Foundation says, “By reducing long-run economic growth, this bill may actually worsen inflation by constraining the productive capacity of the economy.”


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Barbara
5 months ago

BUY AMERICAN!!!!

artzy
5 months ago

green new deal, and all that Biden/Obama represents is anti-american.

Phil
5 months ago

Now Joeobama wants to pay off more student loans to try to buy more votes for the DUMBOCRATES. They also want you to turn down your A/C and heat this winter to preserve the Electric grid but its ok to chargeyour electric car —. JOEBAMA got C’s and D’S in College and ended up in the lower 10% of his class. He was kicked out of law school for plagiarism and lost his first election for the same reason..— Now the loser is in office and most of his staff are about as smart — GOD help us – November can’t come soon enough

Ed J
5 months ago

Don’t forget the pharmacies. A couple years ago, my wife required a particular prescription medication. Even with our health insurance, in the U.S. the cost at Walgreens was $1,200 and at CVS $800. Cost of filling the prescription in Tijuana was $74!

Holly
5 months ago

This really irritates me

We should be able to shop in our own country.

This administration are all morons. ????

Ed J
5 months ago
Reply to  Holly

Morons? You are giving them too much credit!

BAE
5 months ago
Reply to  Holly

Our LEADERS are so corrupt. We need a third party. The democrat party and the republican party stink! Power hungry and $$$ hungry. Nothing more; just out to see how much they can get for themselves.

Barbara
5 months ago
Reply to  Holly

Agree 1000%

Sharon Ormsby
5 months ago

Where do you think all the parents went for baby formula? There was a lot of it just right over the border from El Paso in every single grocery store. We had all our parents who had grandparents in Mexico shipping it over the border when the borders weren’t open yet, once it was open, then those with passports just went and got it for themselves and others. It’s much cheaper, AND much of it is made in the United States as well. We also went there to get Ivermectin and Hydroquoricline. I know I misspelled that.

Donna
5 months ago

When I lived in California, the Senior Center use to have regular monthly trips to Mexican border towns for seniors to purchase items at a much lower cost. I used to buy my creams, lotions, and ointments there. Same brands, just one-half the price

Tim Toroian
5 months ago

Jill must be SO proud of Joe! SSoon the prices will rise in Mexico with all the gringo money flowing in. Demand will exceed supply at some point. Hopefully, you know the results of that.

Rik
5 months ago

I live in Orange County, California, so I ALREADY live and shop in Mexico. Everyplace I go, each business speaks and has signage in Spanish!

PaulE
5 months ago
Reply to  Rik

Muy bien muchacho. ;-)) So you can already speak the native language.

Tim Toroian
5 months ago
Reply to  Rik

The “undocumented” can’t shop in Mexico, can they?

CheraMom Evans
5 months ago
Reply to  Tim Toroian

What’s to stop them?

Jeanine
5 months ago

I lived in Mexico for 3 years and I might go to Mexico to buy essentials if I lived in a border state (which I do not). But I lived in Guadalajara which is closer to the center of Mexico. There is a Big difference between the border towns like Tijuana and the state of Jalisco. Firstly, it is usually not as dangerous within the country as it is in border towns. Also, everything is notably even less expensive as you move away from the border.

Richard Shelton
5 months ago

Be careful. Mexico is actually more corrupt than the USA has become. I’ve lived in southern AZ my whole life and avoid Mexico like the plague. If you can’t drink the water, then you shouldn’t even be there.

Raymond Edwin Sanders
5 months ago

Shop in Mexico? Move to Mexico!!! Who’s nutty enough to risk their life to save a buck?

legally present
5 months ago

I shop over there for medications EVERY year, it depends on where you cross, most
Americans cross over at Nuevo Progresso to get their medications;

Jc57
5 months ago

My thoughts exactly ! My last trip south of the boarder was in 2002, horrible experience will never be back, and especially now with all the Cartel violence going on….

Gail Butts
5 months ago

I lived in Mexico for 2 years, in San Luis Potosí, and I loved it! If things get any worse here, with Brandon and his damn signature, I’ll be on my way back. Every time he signs something, it gets worse. I have no problem selling my home, my stuff, and moving there.

William Czincilla
5 months ago

I wouldn’t shop in Mexico.

PaulE
5 months ago

See! Joe Biden is boosting the economy. It is just NOT OUR economy. It’s the economy of Mexico. The drug cartels will end up building monuments to Joe Biden. He has allowed them to profit $200,000,000 a week from the illegal alien trade that the cartels control. Who says no one profits from human trafficing in the 21st century?

Joe has also made them untold billions form all the drugs that have been able to get into this country, while our Border Patrol and DEA agents are all bogged down handling the millions of illegals streaming into this country each year.

Joe Biden has even gotten inflation up enough in this country to get Americans to drive into Mexico at greatly increased levels to help the legitimate Mexican economy. Joe Biden is a literally a national hero in Mexico!

Max
5 months ago
Reply to  PaulE

Good one, Paul E.

William Czincilla
5 months ago
Reply to  PaulE

The Big Guy gets 10%.

legally present
5 months ago
Reply to  PaulE

My friend who needed inhalers that are 450+/month are 45.00 or less in Mexico, SAME company makes them, same dosage, so her whole year was 1 1/2 times for one month on this side of the border. Ometherazol (Prilosec OTC) is 12.00 for the WHOLE YEAR.

Rosalee Cavanaugh
5 months ago

That made me want to throw-up. Why is our country hell bent against us? We support the world’s economy with foreign aid and religious charity and our own government burdens us.

oren
5 months ago

Really easy answer. Biden and his Green Deal backers are attempting to force us to adopt the progressive radical lifestyle. Eat bugs, not meat. Drive electrical powered vehicles. Go solar and limit your use of electrical power. If you own a home, sell and move into urban apartments or town houses. Subscribe to the socialist way of life. Screw them. I drive a 3/4 ton Ford F250 diesel powered truck and I will not change. They can take all of their wacky initiatives and shove them where the sun don’t shine!!!

artzy
5 months ago

Most of this always happens with Democrats in power.

Sharon Ormsby
5 months ago

You gotta watch out, some medications are from the states to begin with, so watch the labels, to make sure they aren’t already at a half life.

ken
5 months ago
Reply to  Sharon Ormsby

too bad the democraps aren’t at ‘half life’

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