Last month I decided to start keeping track of a few key grocery ingredients and see what happens to the prices over time. Each month somewhere around the middle of the month I will be posting the prices and show the change (if any) from the previous month.
All items were priced at Aldi’s–which is the lowest priced grocery chain in my area.
Item Aug 2011 Sep 2011
Sugar (5lbs) $2.69 $2.69
Flour (white, 5lbs) $1.69 $1.65
Milk (2%, Gallon) $2.15 $2.15
Eggs (Lrg, 1doz) $1.25 $1.55
Butter (1lb) $2.39 $2.39
Tuna (chunk light, 5oz) $0.55 $0.55
Lettuce $1.29 $1.29
Gr Beef (80/20, per lb) $2.79 $2.79
Chicken (BS Breasts, per lb) $2.49 $2.49
Bread (white sandwich) $0.79 $0.79
Prices on these staples have remained pretty much constant since last month-the notable exception being a $0.30 increase in the price of eggs
Just for fun I also decided to double check the prices this month against those at Walmart. It was interesting to note that there was between a $.20-$.40 increase in price on all items when shopping at Walmart. Of course the variety is much, much better there.