Groceries and Giveaways
Do you ever wonder how the price you pay for groceries stacks up compared to other towns and cities? Here at Money Propeller, with the help of several other bloggers, we have put together an infographic that shows what prices look like from coast to coast in Canada and the United States. Thanks to Pauline, we can also take a look at Guatemala.
There is quite a large variety in price results. All of the prices are listed in local currencies (except Guatemala is in USD). Medium cheddar cheese comes in a whole lot of different sizes, so the prices have been standardized to a 24 ounce block (680g). I was surprised at how varied different prices were, even in places that are fairly close together, such as within an hour’s drive, or within the same city. I think I am going to have to make a follow up infographic that compares prices between two grocery stores in my own town!
My town took the crown for having the most expensive toothpaste and “cheap wholewheat bread” didn’t seem to be available at the one store, coming in at a whopping $3.79. I was quite confused by that, as another grocery store in my town had a similar loaf for $1.69. That’s half as much! I’ve made mental note of it, but we don’t actually eat regular bread due to allergies, but I’ll know if I’m ever serving a crowd. Believe it or not, toilet paper was the cheapest in my town! Yes, it was on sale, but not by very much, maybe fifty cents. I was slightly surprised that we won at TP.
This infographic and giveaway are a part of the launch of Money Propeller, so if you are new here, thanks for stopping by! Check out some of our other articles, on Money, Career, Lifestyle, Travel, Housing and Blogging, or link up your own in our Friday Jet Fuel link ups. Feel free to pin and share the infographic! Beneath it, there is a rafflecopter giveaway with a grand prize of $200 US, open to anyone in the world (paid via Paypal, though) and a second prize of $50.
A Comparison of Grocery Prices in North America Infographic
Thank you so much to the following people for collecting prices! Check out their posts and observations on the results, too! My Life, I Guess Reach Financial Independence Financial Diffraction Shopping Detox Earn Save Grow The Shop My Closet Project Debt Free Guys Budget and the Beach Frugal Portland Budget for Health
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Please leave a note in the comments if you would be interested in participating in a similar comparison in the future!
The information is fascinating and the more information, the more fascinating. I found it took approximately 5-10 minutes extra on a regular shopping trip to collect the prices.