Basket of Goods
- Category: Essentials
- Published: Thursday, 11 December 2008 11:56
- Written by Nita Teoh
Choice, a useful source of information for Australian consumers undertook a supermarket survey in June 2007 where it sent its mystery shoppers to purchase a basket of goods across a sample of supermarkets in Australia. The results of the survey rated Western Australian as the second most expensive State in Australia to purchase a basket of goods in comparison with Queensland which came in as the cheapest to purchase the equivalent basket of goods. Not good news for Perth people, but off course, there are all the many other benefits of living in Perth to take into account when weighing up the pros and cons of living in Perth!
Perth Walkabout took a snapshot of prices at a local supermarket for a basic basket of goods covering selected food items. For those who are thinking about migrating to Perth or who have recently arrived, the price range for selected grocery items below have been provided as a rough guide only as to what you would expect to pay at an average local supermarket. Note that there may also be slight price differentials between supermarkets depending on the location of suburbs.
Perth Walkabout Snapshot of Prices for a Basket of Goods
|Grocery Item||Price ($AUS)|
|Bread||2.00 - 5.00|
|Milk - 2 litre||3.00 - 4.00|
|Eggs - dozen||5.00 - 7.00|
|Cheese - 250 gms||3.50 - 5.00|
|Icecream||4.00 - 6.00|
|Chocolate - 250 gms||4.00 - 5.00|
|Cereal - 600 gms||5.00 - 6.00|
|Pasta - 500 gms||1.50 - 3.00|
|Chicken - kg||7.00 - 17.00|
|Meat - kg||7.00 - 25.00|
|Fish - kg||15.00 - 40.00|
|Tea - 100 tea bags||4.00 - 5.00|
|Coffee - 150 gms||8.00|
|Jams and Spreads||3.00 - 6.00|
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