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I just got back from grocery shopping, and I am always disappointed to see just how much milk and eggs cost.

 

 

Where I live, we have Winco, Safeway, Grocery Outlet, Co-Op, and a couple independent grocery stores.

 

 

No Aldi's, Trader Joe's, BJ's, Whole Foods.

 

 

 

Today, a gallon of milk was $3.17

 

A  dozen eggs are $3.00

 

 

 

 

Oh, how I envy those who pay only $0.50 for a dozen eggs!

 

 

I want to shop where you do!

 

 

 

But, I have to shop what's available, so I either pay or go without.

 

 

 

How much is milk and eggs where you are?

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A gallon of 2% milk is $2.85, a dozen large eggs is 79 cents in South-Central Wisconsin.  

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I don't know about milk as I only buy a pint size $1.39 in case I need it.  Eggs (Eggland Best) $3.69/dozen but this week I bought WM Great Value for baking 18/$1.04.

 

What shocked me was spouse asked if I'd make Christmas breakfast tomorrow -- bacon, eggs & hash browns.  We went to Publix he paid $8.99/lb for one package of Oscar Meyer bacon😳.   I would never have paid that price outrageous but he was happy to because he wanted it.

 

 

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Re: The Price of Milk & Eggs

Milk is usually on sale here for $1.99 a gallon, regular price is $2.59. This week, milk is 77¢ a half gallon. 
Eggs are around $1.59 a dozen, but frequently go on sale for 99¢ a dozen. 

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Re: The Price of Milk & Eggs

Milk   -  1/2 gallon   $1.95

 

Eggs   - 2 containers of 18 count large eggs    $4.68

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Re: The Price of Milk & Eggs

We are in a major city.  Milk is usually $4 and change.

Eggs are never under $1.50 for extra large.

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I am in Tucson,AZ area. Typical half gallon milk is around 1.79, sometimes less on sale. I bought 18 large eggs at Walmart yesterday for 1.89. 

 

I am also amazed at the high price of bacon. Fresh pork roasts and chops can be had for less than $2 per lb and we just got fabulous Porterhouse steaks for $4.77 per lb.

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@Anonymous032819 The price of milk is controlled in PA. Retailers must charge the state's mininum price. There is also a surtax charged to each gallon.  $3.17 a gallon for milk would be cheap here.  I have no idea what a gallon costs though, I don't usually buy milk unless I am making a recipe that requires it.  The last gallon I bought was 4 dollars and change around Thanksgiving time.  I usually end up throwing milk away even if I only buy a quart at a time.

 

I buy a lot of half and half and it is easily over $3.00 a quart.  I get mine at Sams Club for under $2 a quart when I can.

 

Eggs used to be be under $1 a dozen and I was shocked when I saw the price in other areas of the country when we traveled in our RV.    The prices have  gone up to about $1.37 for regular large eggs and about $4 for organic free range.

 

Really, for the nutritional value in milk and eggs, the prices you quoted are not bad. But, a lower price would be nicer.

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The last two times I've ordered groceries from Walmart, the eggs have been listed as "out of stock".  What the heck?  Are chickens on strike?

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This will sound like a made up story but it is not. Several months ago when we were really in the middle of the epidemic and people were hoarding the toilet paper and other staples I went to the grocery store. There was one carton of a dozen eggs sitting there and they were organic. The price was $9.00! Now I just stood there shaking my head thinking this has to be a mistake. I didn't need eggs but wouldn't have paid that for them regardless. The one thing I have noticed is how much cheese and cereal has gone up along with a lot of other things including the price of paper products.