Aussie bloke’s small grocery store cost him a staggering amount – revealing how fast food prices are rising in Australia
- A madman from Sydney shared what $84.90 groceries look like in the city
- He said he bought ‘middle of the road’ items with occasional quality splurges
- He said he buys the same products, but recently noticed a spike in prices
- Food and non-alcoholic beverage prices increased by 4.3% compared to 2021
The man shared photos of his near-empty shopping cart online after noticing a surge in his usual ‘middle of the road’ shopping at Woolworths.
“It was $84.90 without the milk (which wouldn’t scan),” he wrote on Reddit.
The man’s store was stocked with essential groceries, including tomatoes, mouthwash, butter and soap.
A Sydney Redditor shocked netizens after sharing what his $84.90 groceries looked like (above)
However, reviewers were quick to judge his haul and noted that the customer had made more expensive choices, such as buying Lurpak spreadable butter for $6.50, extra-large free-range eggs for $10 and gourmet tomatoes for $12.20.
Still, the Sydneysider said the bulk of the purchases were modest and insisted it had noticed the rise in prices over the past few months.
“I have to be honest, other than a few eggs which are more ethical and some butter which is about a dollar more than the norm, what’s luxury in this cart?” he said.
“Tomato pesto? It was half price and only 25c more than the Woolworths brand of a similar product.
Several commentators slammed the man for choosing more expensive items, but he defended the purchases as ‘middle of the road’ and said he had noticed the spike in prices (above) over the course of months despite sticking to the same products.
“Nivea soap was all that was left in the cleansed island other than the goat milk soap which I’m not really in the market for.
“Mozzarella is the cheapest fresh option and pasta is middle of the road in terms of cost.
“I know there are cheaper options. I haven’t changed what I’m buying and it’s a lot more expensive than before and that’s the point of it all.
Consumer Price Index data shows inflation has raised the cost of living in Australia’s eight capital cities by 5.1% from the March quarter of last year.
Inflation increased by 2.1% between the December quarter and the March quarter, with the transport and education sectors registering the largest increases of 4.2% and 4.5% respectively.
Food and non-alcoholic beverages rose 4.3% from the March quarter of last year and 2.8% from December.
However, a surprising figure shows that Sydney was the major city least affected by inflation with a rise of only 1.7% in the cost of living.
Sydney was followed by Adelaide at 1.9%, Hobart at 2%, Darwin and Brisbane at 2.1%, Canberra at 2.2%, Melbourne at 2.3% and Perth at 3.3%.
CAPITAL’S INFLATION COMPARISON – DECEMBER 2021-MARCH 2022 QTR
INFLATION COMPARISON IN THE CAPITAL – MARCH 2021-MARCH 2022 QTR
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