Friday, October 17, 2003


I have decided to include in this blog a recurring feature whereby I document the going advertised prices for selected consumer goods and services on a regular schedule. There are a couple of reasons.

First, the regular visitors to my site are all over the US and across oceans and, just out of curiosity, I think they would be interested in knowing what the price of gas or milk or beefsteak is in my corner of the world. As a big seafood lover, I'm forever wondering how much cheaper it would be for me to live next to the ocean.

Secondly, I'm interested in keeping a running tabulation of prices for comparison of the local cost of living from one time period to the next.

The following item prices were gleaned from the 10/12 through 10/18 local Giant Eagle advertisement.
Milk (gallon) - $1.78
Sugar (5 lbs.) - $1.38
Pepsi (12 12 oz. cans) - $2.68
Red Seedless Grapes (pound) - $0.89
Fresh Asparagus (pound) - $2.99
Budweiser Beer (24 12 oz. bottles) - $16.99
Martini & Rossi Asti Spumanti (750 ml) - $12.99
Ribeye Beefsteak (pound) - $7.99
Top Neck Clams (dozen) - $4.92
Swordfish (pound) - $8.99
The best recent price for gasoline is $1.65 9/10 per gallon.

We'll see how well this idea holds up over time.

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