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Groceries in England... cheaper than U.S? Why?


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Groceries in England... cheaper than U.S? Why?

60s Girl | Sep 10, 2009 10:53 AM

During a recent trip to England, I couldn't help but notice that supermarket food items were significantly cheaper than what I pay in Philadelphia... even after conversion to the U.S. dollar equivalent. I can't remember exact amounts, but one example is Greek-style yogurt (which we couldn't even get in this country until a couple years ago!) It was about half of what I pay here.

Does anyone know why? We're a larger country... is transportation an issue? Or are we just getting ripped off?

On a related note, the dairy products seem to be of a much higher quality in England (not to mention the chocolate!) Any insight would be much appreciated.

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