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Thu May 3, 2012, 04:49 PM

Would you say food prices have doubled since 2000

or tripled?

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Reply Would you say food prices have doubled since 2000 (Original post)
pscot May 2012 OP
Denninmi May 2012 #1
flamin lib May 2012 #2
RebelOne May 2012 #3
laundry_queen May 2012 #7
dimbear May 2012 #4
Major Nikon May 2012 #5
pscot May 2012 #10
Major Nikon May 2012 #11
madinmaryland May 2012 #6
Hula Popper May 2012 #8
haele May 2012 #9
HeiressofBickworth May 2012 #12
Flaxbee May 2012 #13
grasswire May 2012 #14

Response to pscot (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 04:57 PM

1. I don't know.

Definitely higher. I honestly can't remember how much things cost back in 2000. And, of course, you have to adjust/compensate for inflation.

Interesting question, though, I'm sure there are answers out there.

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Response to pscot (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 04:59 PM

2. Tripled at least.

I track meat prices because they are the most expensive part of a menu. Chicken leg quarters were .19/ lb on sale and now are .59 on most sales--rarely will I see them for .39. Pork butt used to be .99/ lb. on sale, now $2.49 on sale. Same with pork ribs and packer trim brisket.

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Response to flamin lib (Reply #2)

Thu May 3, 2012, 05:35 PM

3. Yes, I can agree with tripled.

I do not eat meat, but every time I go into the supermarket, the items I normally buy have gone up at least 25, 50 cents or a dollar.

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Response to RebelOne (Reply #3)

Thu May 3, 2012, 09:30 PM

7. I agree with this.

I'm paying 30% more for groceries today from a year ago. 1 year. Wish my income would go up 30%.

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Response to pscot (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 05:54 PM

4. Pack of gum: $1.69

Anything that has flour in it is likely to be high and going higher.
Anything that somebody had to pick is likely to be high and going higher.

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Response to pscot (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 08:09 PM

5. In April 2000, the Food Price Index was 85.68

Today it's 209.37.

So it's increased 2.4 times the 2000 level.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #5)

Thu May 3, 2012, 11:17 PM

10. Where did you find

a food price index. All I come up with is the CPI which bears no relation to the cost of living.

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Response to pscot (Reply #10)

Fri May 4, 2012, 12:14 AM

11. It's an IMF index

It tracks many of the highest traded primary food commodities like soybeans, wheat, rice, olive oil, sugar, bananas, oranges, etc.

http://www.indexmundi.com/commodities/?commodity=commodity-price-index&months=180

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Response to pscot (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 08:15 PM

6. I can't really say, because our costs have gone down by 25-30%...

It is still the three of us, but we are shopping smarter (or at least I think we are). I think it has to do with us shopping at Food Lion which is a bit less and has less of the specialty products that jack-up the grocery bill.

In actual dollars, in 2000, we did on average $220/week, and now we do on average about $160. It is still the three of us.

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Response to pscot (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 10:38 PM

8. Definitely doubled


possibly tripled.... I now only shop Aldi's or coupons. I regularly now think of
becoming vegetarian.

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Response to pscot (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 10:41 PM

9. Depending on what you're buying it's both.

Cheap crap food has only doubled, halfway decent, somewhat healthy food has tripled.

Depending on where you live, fruit and veggies have either gone up around 30% or 400%. (We're lucky in California, produce hasn't gone up too badly.)

Haele

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Response to pscot (Original post)

Fri May 4, 2012, 12:55 AM

12. Not only have prices gone up but

sizes have gone down. I compared a roll of toilet paper from the pantry with a new roll and found about a half inch difference across the width of the roll. A pound of something is now 12 ounces. A gallon of ice cream is now smaller than a gallon. It used to be just a few items, but now it's nearly all of them. So, manufacturers are increasing prices not only on the sticker, but by trickery as well.

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Response to HeiressofBickworth (Reply #12)

Fri May 4, 2012, 01:03 AM

13. Yup. About a year or two ago, celery was .79 per bunch, now it's $2.99

for CELERY.

It doesn't bother me that prepared stuff is more $$ because much of it is all crap anyway full of sodium, sugar and fat. Let the companies making unhealthy products lose money and sales. And it doesn't really bother me that meat has gone up because animal life shouldn't be so damn cheap and people shouldn't eat so much meat if they want to have a reasonably healthy lifestyle.

What really bothers me is that basic ingredients to make good meals have really increased in price - the essentials, like veggies, flour, fruits ... all super $$

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Response to pscot (Original post)

Fri May 4, 2012, 01:48 AM

14. Consumer Reports this month has an extensive review of 52 supermarkets

Well worth reading. Markets are judged on prices, quality, and other criteria.

Number one supermarket all round in the eyes of shoppers: Wegman.

Number two: Trader Joe's.

My Kroger affiliate chain came in 9th.

Safeway is way, way down toward the bottom.

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