Discover the most budget-friendly supermarkets: save over 1,000 Euros annually

According to the Organisation of Consumers and Users (OCU), the Canary Islands are one of Spain's regions where supermarket grocery shopping is most expensive.

According to a study conducted by the Organisation of Consumers and Users (OCU), the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands are the regions where supermarket grocery shopping is the most expensive, while Galicia, Murcia, and La Rioja are among the cheapest regions.

Among the national supermarket chains in Spain, Family Cash and Alcampo are the most affordable options for grocery shopping. In contrast, Coaliment, a chain of small supermarkets, is identified as the most expensive supermarket in the country, followed by Amazon and Unide.

The study also highlights the price comparison between the 10 cheapest and 10 most expensive supermarkets.

Least expensive supermarkets:

  1. Family Cash
  2. Alcampo
  3. Supeco
  4. Supermercados Consum
  5. Mercadona
  6. Lidl
  7. Alcampo Sup.
  8. My Alcampo
  9. Carrefour
  10. Aldi

Most expensive supermarkets:

  1. Coaliment
  2. Amazon
  3. Unide
  4. Supercor
  5. Suma
  6. Carrefor Express
  7. El Corte Inglés
  8. Hipercor
  9. Covirán
  10. La Plaza de Dia
Discover the most budget-friendly supermarkets: save over 1,000 Euros annually.

The study reveals that the average savings for consumers who shop at the cheapest supermarkets can amount to 1,056 euros per year, a 6.2% increase compared to 2022, driven by rising prices. Inflation has led to a 14.1% increase in the prices of products in the comparison basket, which is the second-highest increase in the 35 years of this study.

Alcampo hypermarkets in Vigo and Murcia are identified as the cheapest establishments, while Sánchez Romero stores in Madrid, specifically in Arturo Soria street and Castelló, are considered the most expensive in Spain.

The report also highlights that Alcampo is the most affordable option in 23 cities, closely followed by Mercadona in 21 cities. Family Cash and Tifer are the cheapest options in six cities, but they are less widespread.

Among local chains, Supermercados Dani in Granada and Jaén, as well as Más Ahorro in Córdoba, are recognized as the cheapest, while Sánchez Romero, Coaliment, El Economato, and Amazon are listed among the most expensive local options.

The study also highlights the cities where it is cheapest to fill a shopping basket, including Teruel, Córdoba, Jerez de la Frontera, Ciudad Real, Burgos, Castellón, Puertollano, Vigo, Lugo, Zamora, Cádiz, Cuenca, and Palencia. In contrast, Palma de Mallorca, Madrid, Getxo, and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria are the most expensive cities for grocery shopping.

The study further notes that 90% of the products analyzed experienced price increases. The most affected items included sugar (66% increase), condensed milk (61% increase), carrots (56% increase), onions (40% increase), rice (36% increase), and extra virgin olive oil (21% increase). Conversely, sunflower oil, Canary Islands bananas, and disposable razor blades saw the most significant price decreases.

The study analyzed a total of 155,489 product prices by visiting 1,108 establishments in 65 Spanish cities and also conducted online price comparisons.

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