Then and Now
Market comedor (diner) prices then and now. These are very price sensitive, competitive places that are not catering to tourists (though they attract plenty). Cordoba prices have risen roughly 20% since 2010 when the first picture was taken, but the Cordoba has also devalued by almost exactly that much, so the prices now, valued in US$, are basically the same (around US$1.57/breakfast of eggs, gallo pinto and some trimmings and US$2.35/lunch of chicken in garlic sauce, rice, beans, slaw and some trimmings, for example). This alignment is no coincidence; the Cordoba is on a consistent, scheduled devaluation against the dollar. During our stay in late 2010 we were exchanging at 21.6 Cords/US$1. Now I get 25.5. This number climbs every week or so, but for math purposes I stick with one number for my records over a given visit.