Almonds are going to be expensive, just the nature of the beast. But now that Rey are a staple in the paleo lifestyle, the price is getting higher! :(. Planters sells theirs at a good price and they taste good! :)
Almonds are always going to be fairly expensive, as are most nuts other than peanuts.
It's a price to pay for the healthy and somewhat filling snack. The nutritional payoff is worth the price in my opinion.