Puerto Rico is not an anomaly though, since food prices throughout the world are expected to increase. Nevertheless, consumers are less than thrilled at having to pay more for milk. Ironically, Tres Monjitas and Suiza Dairy, the island's two principal milk processing plants have sided with consumers. They fear that this price increase will lead to a decrease in milk consumption. Indeed, during the past two weeks or so, I've noticed most of the milk gallons in the supermarket were dangerously close to expiring. In case you're wondering how much organic milk costs in Puerto Rico, I actually have never seen it sold on the island. I've been trying to convince my other family members to drink soy milk, which I purchase frequently at Costco. After doing some calculating, it's actually cheaper and it's organic.
Correction: the 6% island tax does not apply to necessities such as milk and water. However, the 1% municipal tax does apply. A gallon of milk should cost a total of $6.06.