According to a recent national study, Angelenos spend more on groceries than anywhere else in the country. Research firm IBISWorld priced a cart of groceries in Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago and found that receipts in L.A. were $110.64; and that’s if you’re buying store-brand goods. (That same cart would cost $92.04 in Chicago.) While organic food is the most expensive to buy, it’s cheaper in L.A. than it is in New York or Chicago. An organic cart goes for about $137.52 in Los Angeles, while New York and Chicago price-check at about $142. (Our fruit- and vegetable-producing prowess is helpful.) In the throws of L.A.’s 11.4% unemployment, we appear to have two options, move to Chi-Town or move in with Trader Joe.
The Cost of America’s Groceries [IBISWorld]