Sunday, January 30, 2011

Remember when I said things weren't cheap here?

A friend of mine did a comparison shop of grocery prices in the USA and Canada with basic items that most people buy.

It's really unbelievable how much more Canadians pay for their groceries and Im even willing to bet that the prices are even higher in my province. I know at least that milk costs double here as it does in Ontario.

Seriously, go check it out! Your mind will be blown!


Mommy Daisy said...

Very interesting. Did this take into effect the Canadian dollar versus the American dollar though? I am thinking it probably didn't. I think that would shorten the gap a little, but I still believe that you pay a lot more for groceries. That stinks!

Mommy Daisy said...

Also, I feel pretty lucky now. ;)

Cherish said...

I dont know if that would make much of a difference anymore, since the dollars are pretty much on par. The Canadian dollar closed at 99.6 last night, I believe.

Cherish said...

I think that used to explain the difference, for sure. Even with things like books, Canadians are still paying much higher prices though there doesn't seem to be any basis for it now that the dollar has risen. I was really surprised myself at how cheap things were in the US! No wonder I have so much trouble keeping a grocery budget similar to those I read online! Thanks for your comment.