Eric, 28 & Jennilee, 27: Honolulu, HI (2011)

(Snapshots, Elsewhere is a feature of recessionFRESH, where users are asked to submit photos and prices of everyday items to explore the cost of living around the world. If you’d like to submit, please visit this link.)


ericandjennileeEric,28 & Jennilee,27: Honolulu, HI

A not-so-newlywed couple getting into their second year of marriage. They’ve just moved from Philly to Houston and are finding out what life in Texas is all about.


Price of a loaf of bread: [$6.49] From ABC Stores


Price of gasoline: [$3.94] from Aloha Station, per gallon


Price of water: [$.99] a 16 oz bottle from ABC Stores


What do you like most about this neighborhood or city? The weather, the beach, and the best spam musubi!

How has the recession affected you? We’ve already been pretty budget conscious before the recession started, so it didn’t affect us too much financially. On the job side, we did feel the decline in business, but not as badly as most of the country since both of us were lucky enough to each be in what seemed to be a relatively recession-proof industry (information security & discount retail)

What would you spend your last $5 on? Water. You always need water.

Why did you choose these 3 items? These are the three items that we consume on a daily basis.

Thank you both for being this project’s first couples entry, and putting in the time while you were both on vacation!  Looking forward to catching up with you newlyweds soon! – h!

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