Recently a single friend of ours made a comment that she spends the same amount on groceries for herself as we do for our family of four. This person, a resident of a mid-size Midwestern city, indicated that grocery prices are higher where she lives, and it made me curious. Just for fun, I'd like to compare the cost of a few grocery staples based on where you live.
If you're willing, sometime in the next few days, leave a comment with the regular (non-sale) price of the following:
- a gallon of generic skim milk
- one dozen large non-organic eggs
- a loaf of generic white/wheat bread
- bananas per pound
Even if you buy a different version of these products, such as soy milk, it will be most consistent if you post according to this list. As for your location, there's no need to give your city and state--just give a label that indicates region and/or community type. (For example, I would say "Midwestern small town.") I'll post my own local prices along with a compilation of the responses later this week. Thanks for participating in my little study!
*Also, totally unrelated, but while I'm surveying you, could anyone recommend a compelling biography? I'm looking for a little inspiration, and welcome your suggestions. Thanks!
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