Monday, March 27, 2017

Kiwis Are Doing Alright


Another reason why Aussies are flocking to New Zealand?

The cost of groceries improved quite a bit over the last nine months.



Supermarket prices Aust/NZ









Aust   Coles NZ   Countdown
Aust   Coles NZ   Countdown



Jul-16



Mar-17
Item  Quant Price $
Price

Price $
Price
Bananas 1kg 1.5
3.49

1.9
2.99
Navel Ornges 1kg 2.2
3

5.5
3.99
Strawberries 1kg 14.3
20




Rockmelon each 4
5

3
7.5
Potatos 5kg 7
18.5

17.5
15
Carrots 1kg 2.5
2.4

2.5
2.99
Cabbage each 3
2

4
2.79
Rump steak 1kg 22
21

20
21
Leg ham 1kg 19
16

24
30
Leg roast lamb 1kg 9.5
9

10
11
Shoulder chops 1kg 10
16

13
16
Pemium mince ikg 15
19

16
17
Toilet paper 1 x 4 5
4

5
2
Cheese 1kg 9
9.5

6
8.9
Margarine 1kg 5
7.62

4.5
3
Milk 2l 2.5
4.15

2
3.89
Nutrigrain 800g 8.14
12.9

5
7.89
Eggs doz jumbo 5.2
4.85

4.8
3.8






















144.84
178.41

144.7
159.74














123%



110%










Further correction:-

Mar 2017 Nutrigrain is 500g, not 805g.   Larger pack not available online at Countdown..















































































































































































































































































































































































6 comments:

J Bloggs said...

Which Countdown is selling 5kg of spuds for $2.99????

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Woops! Thanks for pointing that out. It was the per kg price in both cases. Now corrected.

Anonymous said...

wHoops...My bags are packed and family ready to go......$20 a week who would have thought that Coles would trigger the new gold rush.

Jimmie

David said...

And yet Adolf, here you still are, not ready to rush to the warm embrace of Countdown. Why is that?

Is it the price of cigars? "-)

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

BTW, it gets better. All but one of the items is GST exempt in Australia but all incur GST in NZL.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Indeed no, David. We are heading in the opposite direction.