In looking over the "budget" that I proposed in the first post, the one thing that stands out is the item for grocery shopping for one person, at 1,600 pesos. It's no where near what we're spending, and I just don't know if that's realistic, if you don't stick to beans and tortillas. We made an effort to pay attention to what we were spending, recently, and we're coming in more like 3,000 pesos per month per person for our "grocery" shopping trips (which, of course, includes other things like household supplies, but it's "ex" alcohol). We eat at home, more often than not. This sounds like a lot to me, but we buy whatever we want, and that includes some items which stand out, like olives, peanut butter, pickled herring, etc., which are a little pricey- but, then again, they last a while, too. How's this running for others on this forum?