Mexico, as it was and as it is/Appendix 4

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APPENDIX

No. 4.


LIST OF PRICES,

OF RENTS, PROVISIONS, ETC., TO HOUSEKEPPERS IN THE CITY OF MEXICO


MEATS.
Beef, 12½ cents per 20 oz.
Mutton, 12½ " 18"
Hams, 50 " lb.
Ducks, 37½ " pair.
Turkeys, $1 50 " each.
Fowls, 50 " "
Pigeons, 25 " pair.



FISH.
Pescao-blanco, from the lake, 62½ cents per lb.

VEGETABLES, TEA, COFFEE, ETC.
Onions, 12½ cents per dozen
Artichokes, 25 " "
Cauliflowers, 12½ " each (small)
Cabbages, 12½ to 25 cents each.
Peas, 25 cents per pint
Corn, $5 to $6 per cargo of 400 lbs.
Barley, $3 " "
Rice, 12½ cents per lb.
Radishes,  " 2½ dozen
Potatoes, 12½ " quart
Beans (frigoles) 12½ " "
Chilé peppers, 31½ " lb.
Tomatoes, 12½ " dozen.
Bread, 6½ cents for four small
loaves, 16 ounces in all.
Biscuits,  cents per 16 oz.
Chocolate, 50 " lb.
Tea, $2 to $3 per lb.
Coffee, 24 to 37½ cents per lb.
Sugar (refined) 18½ cents per lb.
Sugar (white) 12½ " "



FRUITS.
Pines, 12½ cents each.
Chirimoyas, 6½ to 12½ cents each.
Peaches,  cents for four.
Oranges,  " six.
Plantains,  " four.
Grapes, 25 " lb.
Walnuts,  " forty.
Melons, 6½ to 12½ cents each.
Avocates,  cents for four.
Apples, 12½ " dozen.
Tunas,  " "
Lemons,  " "
Guayavas,  " eight.
Granaditas,  " four.



DRINKS.
Milk,  cents per quart.
Pulqué,  " three quarts.
Water,  " barrel.
Aguardiente, 18½ " quart.
Mescal, 25 " "
Chicha,  " three pints.
Orgeat,  " quart.
Agua de chia.  " "



FUEL.
Charcoal, 6½ cents for six lbs.



SERVANTS.
Cook, $4 to $6 per month.
Coachman, 15 to 20 "
Waiter, 15 "
Housekeeper, 8 to 10 "
Chambermaid, 3 to 4 "
Scullion, 3 to 4 "



RENTS.

They vary according to situation, but they are very high throughout the Capital; $500—$2500; and even higher rates are given for the very best.