Do You Cross-Border Shop for Food?

I'm currently looking for information on Canadians' thoughts on US food prices. If you live in a border town do you cross to the States to buy your groceries? Not liquor or specialty items - flavours and products that aren't available on either side of the border - but staple groceries. I'm especially interested if you know of the price difference between the exact same product, especially ones that are manufactured in Canada. Please comment if you'd like to share your stories or opinions on food price differences.

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US vs Canada Food Price Comparison

It’s hard for Canadians to avoid comparing our food costs to American food costs shared online. I’ve always known there was a price difference, but I didn’t know how much of one. So when the opportunity arose to compare food prices in Phoenix, Arizona to Winnipeg, Manitoba I took it. Based on the below chart of food purchases you can see how there is a significant difference between Canadian and US prices. This difference is even more profound when one doesn’t take into account the exchange rate. It is clear that food costs in the US won’t necessarily reflect the…

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