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*These* are the cities where families spend the most for groceries

In some parts of the country, food takes up huge part of a family’s budget.

*These* are the cities where families spend the most for groceries

Grocery shopping can either be the most dreaded part of your to-do list or your favorite way to escape away for an hour a week. Or some families simply opt out of it altogether and order meal services or use delivery options. But, there’s one thing every mama can agree on: Feeding the whole fam can be downright expensive.


If you’ve ever wondered, Are we the only people who spend *this* much on food?! 24/7 Wall St. worked with MSN to review grocery item costs across the country to find out what people spend.

In some parts of the country, food takes up huge part of a family’s budget. Here are the top 10 most expensive cities:

Fairbanks, Alaska

  • Average monthly grocery bill: $920
  • Average price, frozen meal: $2.80

San Francisco, CA

  • Average monthly grocery bill: $933
  • Average price, frozen meal: $3.05

Oakland, California

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  • Average monthly grocery bill: $934
  • Average price, frozen meal: $3.06

Anchorage, Alaska

  • Average monthly grocery bill: $952
  • Average price, frozen meal: $3.23

Manhattan, NY

  • Average monthly grocery bill: $962
  • Average price, frozen meal: $3.53

Juneau, AK

  • Average monthly grocery bill: $998
  • Average price, frozen meal: $2.99

Sunnyvale, CA

  • Average monthly grocery bill: $1,042
  • Average price, frozen meal: $4.03

Hilo, HI

  • Average monthly grocery bill: $1,070
  • Average price, frozen meal: $4.14

Kodiak, AK

  • Average monthly grocery bill: $1,105
  • Average price, frozen meal: $4.14

Honolulu, HI

  • Average monthly grocery bill: $1,164
  • Average price, frozen meal: $3.63

And here are the top 10 cheapest cities:

Yakima, Washington

  • Average monthly grocery bill: $775
  • Average price, frozen meal: $2.55

Albany, New York

  • Average monthly grocery bill: $778
  • Average price, frozen meal: $2.70

Raleigh, North Carolina

  • Average monthly grocery bill: $784
  • Average price, frozen meal: $3.07

Flagstaff, Arizona

  • Average monthly grocery bill: $781
  • Average price, frozen meal: $2.78

Chicago, IL

  • Average monthly grocery bill: $783
  • Average price, frozen meal: $3.24

Olympia, Washington

  • Average monthly grocery bill: $784
  • Average price, frozen meal: $2.36

Akron, Ohio

  • Average monthly grocery bill: $789
  • Average price, frozen meal: $3.26

Hartford, CT

  • Average monthly grocery bill: $792
  • Average price, frozen meal: $2.76

Kankakee, Illinois

  • Average monthly grocery bill: $793
  • Average price, frozen meal: $3.00

Yuma, Arizona

  • Average monthly grocery bill: $794
  • Average price, frozen meal: $2.84

If you live in one of these cities, we’re sure you can relate to how much you spend each month. And, if not, come back to this when you’re stressing about the grocery bill! Regardless you know how to feed your family best, mama.

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