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Your Grocery Budget Stretches Best in These US Cities

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All around America, families are noticing that the price of food, and groceries, in particular is rising. In my neighborhood, low cost stores like Aldi’s and Lidls are a hit among even middle to upper income households. In other words, the struggle is real.

If you’ve ever wondered if there is a place in the country where you can go to get a cart of groceries for a reasonable total, then you might want to look west to Texas!

ApartmentGuide.com did a survey of 256 cities to determine which cities ranked for the lowest costs for groceries and 7 of the top ten were located in Texas!

As the summary about the ranking states:

“Whether you call it a supermarket, grocery store, bodega, food mart or the corner shop, shopping for groceries is one of the biggest lines on any family budget. But prices for core grocery products fluctuate widely depending on where you live and what’s for dinner.


Factors like distance from distribution centers, cost of living, transportation and population help determine where a meal is pricey and where it’s quite affordable.”

The methodology includes a review on the most common items: steak, eggs, milk, cheese, margarine, bread, potatoes, cereal, orange juice and bananas.

Here is a snippet of the top 10 and go here to check out more deets and learn about a few others that were right behind the tops:

And if you’re curious, here is the top 10 most expensive: