Price Isn't Everything!
How To Use This Table
If price is everything, and you only want to shop at one store, check the Grand Totals on this table.
If you are willing to shop around, check the costs by department.
Where possible brand names have been compared against each other, but please remember--no judgment has been made on the quality of Meats, and Fruits & Vegetables. Price isn't everything!
*The "basket" of items checked was not consistent; this comparison does not indicate a price increase! Also the range of prices has stayed remarkably consistent.
At this time there doesn't appear to be a consistent, significant, price difference between
Between these groups there are price differences; however, as always there
are trade-offs. Please see the "Price Isn't Everything"
menu to the side.
Other Price Factors
Costco has an annual membership of approximately $45.00.
Safeway, Co-Op, and both IGA's accept charge cards (some cards provide up to a 5% incentive towards buying a car).
Co-Op membership, if you have one, will make you eligible for dividends.
Safeway gives AirMiles.
Safeway and Save-On's prices were recorded at their lower, free, membership rates.
Both IGAs have a coupon arrangement
to help reduce your grocery bill.
Hits since August 10, 2000.
This survey is intended for entertainment purposes only.