Price of Groceries Up 25% In New Jersey!

Food is a subject that everyone can relate to. The price of groceries is something we can all complain about. Every time you go to the store the price at check-out goes up. A recent Patch article cited information showing groceries in New Jersey are up 25%. That's a substantial increase of 25%. So let's look at the story behind the increase here in the Garden State.


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In a recent Patch article, data from software solutions company Traceone shows that groceries in New Jersey have increased 25% following the pandemic. Nationally, certain foods have seen dramatic increases in the past few years, hurting everyone in their wallets and stomachs!




Prices Up For Groceries like Eggs, Beef, Chicken, Canned Goods


Here's a look at price increases: (Since March 2020)

  • Eggs have increased by 50%
  • Beef roasts increased by 40%
  • Chicken increased by 29.2%
  • Canned fruits and vegetables increased by 31.6%


Other Findings in the Traceone report found, "in New Jersey, 7.1 percent of consumer spending goes to groceries." In addition, "New Jersey households also average $275 on weekly grocery spending, or $192 per week for one-person households, $220 per week for two-person households, $273 per week for three-person households and $290 per week for four-person households." We find that we don't spend the average (2-person household) we are below the $220-a-week mark. How do you make out at check-out? Are you above or below the averages? I think we can all agree that it's a pain in the wallet at check-out.


Let's hope this summer we see a break at check-out. Have you started any ways to save at home? Share your money-saving tips and post your solutions below. One way we save is through my wife April's garden. She provides a lot of vegetables every summer and she "cans" for the rest of the year. So we will save a lot by having our produce right in the backyard. Are you gardening at home to save a few dollars?



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