How much do groceries cost in Tasmania, Australia?
Well, they are pretty dang cheap if you are in Hobart!
Like everywhere else, there’s a range of different grocery stores in Tasmania with a range of difference prices.
Hill Street Grocer is pricier, think Whole Foods.
Woolsworth is midrange, think Kroger.
Coles is fairly cheap, think Food Lion
A-One Fruit Market is a one off store, think discount farmer’s market.
All in all, the reasonable grocery prices in Tasmania make my wallet happy, especially when compared to New York City (although I would give anything to shop at Trader Joe’s again…)
We usually go to Coles two times a week and pay a visit to A-One Fruit Market once a week. Here is a look into our usual shopping trip!
- Grapes: AUD $4.50/kg = USD $1.53/lb
- Cut watermelon: AUD $1.50/kg = USD $.53/ lb
- Strawberries 250g: AUD $2.50 = USD $1.93
- Tomatoes 500 gram: AUD $2.50= USD $1.93
- Frozen blueberries: AUD $ 4 = USD $3.08
- Bag of Carrots: AUD$1 = USD $.77
- Chopped Kale: AUD $.40 = USD $.31 (super sale with same day expiration)
- Mini capsicum (bell peppers!) 350 g: AUD $1.80 = USD $1.39
- Flat mushrooms: AUD $12/kg = USD $4.20 /lb
- Frozen Brocoli: AUD $ 2.50 = USD $1.93
- Frozen Brussels Sprouts: AUD $ 2.35 = USD $1.81
- Spinach (not on this receipt): AUD $5 = USD $3.85
- Chicken Breast AUD $9.50/kg = USD $3.25 /lb
- Choice Porterhouse Steak: AUD $24/kg @.64 kg (plus a quick sale!)= USD $8.39/lb: AUD $16.50 = USD $12.81
- Eggs (not on this receipt): AUD $3.50 /dozen = USD $2.70
- Chobani tub of Yogurt (not on this receipt)= AUD $6.50 = USD $5.01 (15% off every second week)
- Salsa: AUD $1.50 = USD $1.16
- Almond milk 1 litre: AUD $2.00 = USD $1.54
- Tea (10 pack): AUD $2 = USD $1.54
- Muesli 400g: AUD $5 = $3.85
- Mission tortilla chips 230 g: USD $2.15 = USD $1.66
- Toilet Paper 6 pack: AUD $2.90 = USD $2.23
Thoughts, feelings, and observations….
The grocery prices at the chain Cole’s is super affordable. There are often great deals on fresh fruits and veggies because the store blasts off super sales on that product’s expiration date (such as the Kale for AUD $.40!)
The price of meat is more or less comparable to what I’m used to, but the eggs are pricer. (click here for more on eggs)
Dry good are also cheaper than what I usually pay.
A-One Fruit Market
- Apples (2kg bag): AUD $3.00 = USD $2.31 (comes to USD $1.05/lb)
- Strawberries 500 g: AUD $2.95 = USD $2.27
- Bananas: AUD $1.46/ kg = USD $.51 /lb
- Cherries: AUD $8.90/kg = USD $3.10 /lb
- Broccoli (1kg bag): AUD$3.60 = USD $2.77 (comes to USD $1.26 /lb)
- Cauliflower Head: AUD $3.30 = USD $2.54
- Butternut Pumpkin: AUD $2.50/kg = USD $.87/lb
- Bean Shoots 250g: AUD $2.50 = USD $1.92
- Capsicum (red pepper): AUD $4.95/kg = USD $1.72/ lb
- Sweet Potato: AUD $2/kg = USD $.70/lb
- Cucumbers (wrong on the receipt…): AUD $1.80 each = USD $1.38
Thoughts, feelings, and observations….
The grocery prices in Tasmania at A-One Fruit market are exceptionally low. The fruit and pumpkin prices are particularly fantastic!
Two items that are consistently more expensive across the board are capsicum (red pepper) and cucumbers.
Grocery prices in Tasmania are surprisingly affordable given the fact that many of the products are local. Not to mention, even though I’ve been here for 4 months, I still get a thrill when my credit card statement in USD is almost 25% cheaper than the sticker price!
Note: groceries are more expensive in the small towns throughout Tasmania.
How do these prices stack up to your staples? I’d love to know! Comment below or shoot me an email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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