Sunday, December 15, 2019

Grocery prices

Saturday we went for groceries. As I noted on FaceBook, our supermarket is now owned by a new chain and is undergoing a total interior reorganization. There were boxes and pallets and staff everywhere. Maybe half is in its new place, and the rest either still where it was or partially moved and set up. We didn't buy much produce as that area was under destruction. We did buy stuff for Christmas and New Year's to add to the stash. and we bought meat for pork and beans and meat to grind for cabbage rolls and 'cutletta', which I made today.

It has been a while since I posted Ukrainian food prices in USD and CAD so I gave it a shot today. I was surprised at how high some of the prices were and how low others were. The exchange rates are today's off the net and likely not what you would get at the bank

UAH  USD   CAD 
Groceries 23.48 17.83
American sliced sandwich bread 470 g 48 2.04 2.69
Bread sub loaf 200 g, fresh 17 0.72 0.95
Bread, sliced, white, 400 g 12 0.51 0.67
Coffee, Espresso, 250 g 175 7.45 9.81
Coffee, regular 500 g 258 10.99 14.47
Flour, 2 kg bag 41 1.75 2.30
Grapefruit juice, 1 I  50 2.13 2.80
Mandarin oranges, kg 50 2.13 2.80
Mango salad dressing 200 g 20 0.85 1.12
Orange juice, 950 ml 38 1.62 2.13
Serviettes, white, fancy, pkg 20 14 0.60 0.79
Sunflower cooking oil, 850 ml bottle 30 1.28 1.68
Tomato paste 485 g jar 27 1.15 1.51
Meat and eggs
Beef roast, boneless kg 145 6.18 8.13
Bologna, kg 113 4.81 6.34
Eggs,, 10's, extra large 28 1.19 1.57
European dried sausage 340 g 128 5.45 7.18
Grilled chicken, hot, kg 83 3.53 4.66
Pigs ears, fresh (dog chews) kg 58 2.47 3.25
Pork roast, boneless 134 5.71 7.52
Pork roast, boneless, sale kg 100 4.26 5.61
Ring sausage, 500 g 87 3.71 4.88
Dairy
Butter, 400 g 68 2.90 3.81
Cheese slices 250 g 60 2.56 3.37
Cheese slices 250 g 44 1.87 2.47
Cheese, cheddar (?) 250 g block 50 2.13 2.80
Yogurt drink, flavoured, 580 g bottle 34 1.45 1.91
Yogurt flavoured 330 g 22 0.94 1.23
Christmas
Ginger (for sushi) 230 g jar 21 0.89 1.18
Hard cider, lemon 6% v/v 500 ml 21 0.89 1.18
Red caviar 185 g jar 340 14.48 19.07
Smoked mussels in oil, 210 g jar 49 2.09 2.75
Vodka 500 ml 89 3.79 4.99
Vodka 700 ml 179 7.62 10.04
Wine, Inkerman, red semi, 700 ml 100 4.26 5.61
Wine, Inkerman, white, semi 700 ml 110 4.68 6.17

8 comments:

  1. I didn't understand what you were doing at first. Now I get it. I'd say Ukrainian prices are all pretty good, except for coffee.

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    1. Coffee is very expensive here. Tea is the standard beverage.

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  2. I am not a shopping authority, but they sound comparable to what we pay here in Maine.
    the Ol'Buzzard

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    1. That is an interesting comment. I should have thought Ukrainian prices would be lower.

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  3. Of the items on your list that we also buy, your prices tend to be lower, much lower in some cases (flour and eggs, to name two). Maybe that helps make up for the expensive coffee!

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    1. Some bread and flour are subsidized I think. The poultry industry gets a great deal of government support too.

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  4. Everything here on the Island is at least twice your prices; and of course, your booze is ridiculously cheap compared to ours. I just bought some grana padana parmesan for the *unbelievably* low price of $25/kg. Its regular price was $60/kg. Enjoy your dinner...

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    1. Domestic booze is cheap. Imported is same as I'd pay in Canada. So I drink vodka. Ukraine makes excellent wine if you can find it in Canada but of course so does Van Island.

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