I live in Baltimore so I think prices are reasonable. I lived in BC Canada for most of last winter. The prices for food were outragous! A week's worth of grocories were around $300.00. I was eating oatmeal for breakfast, ham and cheese sandwiches, apples and power bars for lunch. Either fish, chicken or steak with a starch and veggies. Some junk food for snacks maybe $10.00 worth. I was staying in Radium Hot Springs BC which is nowheresville. You think we have high taxes? Live in Canada for awhile.