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how much do the following food items cost ?

Postby gozomark » Thu 21 May 2009 14:36 GMT

the idea of this thread is to give the prices of representative food items in Gozo and Malta - feel free to add items and/or update prices (plus fill in the gaps in prices :D ) - I'll then change this post to reflect

litre of milk - 72c
dozen eggs - € 1.40
Bread - 80c
Sugar
Chicken - whole - €4-5
Mince pork - €3.50-5/kg
Pork - €3.50-5/kg
Coffee
Tea
Soft drinks
Mineral water
Fish(tuna) - €5-7/kg
Cigarettes - €3-4/20
Cold meats
Butter
Cooking oil
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Postby Penury » Sat 5 Jun 2010 00:12 GMT

Mark, any chance of updating the list with todays prices & filling in the blanks

include if you will cost of beer, soda/pop, electricity, water, petrol & diesel

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Postby gozomark » Sat 5 Jun 2010 05:09 GMT

There is a thread on electricity/water/gas prices, and another on fuel.

electricity/water/gas
http://www.britishexpat.com/expatforum/ ... hp?t=21181

fuel
http://www.britishexpat.com/expatforum/ ... hp?t=20610

Beer - supermarkets - starts at around 45c for 1/2 a litre can.

Other prices shown are still correct, apart from milk is now 76c I believe, and tuna is more like € 10 due to restrictions on fishing
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Postby Eggs » Mon 7 Jun 2010 18:16 GMT

milk still 72c in Rabat :)
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Postby gozomark » Mon 7 Jun 2010 19:14 GMT

price of local milk is fixed (even at the airport in the shop), and yes you are right, its 72c :oops:
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Some Prices as on 22nd September 2010

Postby Pippin » Sun 26 Sep 2010 11:51 GMT

These are some prices for groceries from one of the cheapest chain stores (Lxxx).

Can of Tuna in brine 1.29 Euros
UHT semi-skimmed milk is currently at 0.55 Euros, but it is usually more than that, I think around 0.65 Euros from this shop, whilst it is around 1.00 Euro from other shops (+/- 5 cents)
8 Fresh eggs Medium 0.99 Euros
4 turkey cordon bleus 2.99 Euros
sliced Maltese loaf 0.59 Euros
Coffee Gold Blend 3.49 Euros for a jar of 100g
Pasta 0.49 Euros for 500g
Edam cheese 2.39 Euros for 400 g
Cous cous (Moroccan type) 1.99 Euros for a box of 1 kilo

Frozen mushrooms 2.59 Euros for 1 kilo
The prices of fruit and veg varies greatly with the season. It can also vary if you're buying local or foreign. On this date from this store they were:
eggplant 1.39 Euros per kilo
cherry tomatoes 1.39 Euros for 500g
three garlic whatever do you call them?, well anyway the ones with the large cloves 0.99 Euros
bananas 1.19 Euros per kilo
carrots 0.89 Euros per kilo

Hope that gives you an idea. Keep in mind that this is one of the cheaper stores for most items, so your local store could be somewhat more than this.
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Postby Eggs » Sun 26 Sep 2010 18:07 GMT

Bread Large Maltese sliced from local bakery has just gone up from 65c to 70c Oh Noes !! they even told me why when i turned up with only 65c like i do every day (the price of flour has gone up) they let me of the 5c thankfully
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Postby Eggs » Sun 26 Sep 2010 18:10 GMT

I would also like to add, I swap my shopping about between my cousins tiny little grocery store in zebbug and going to one of the large supermarkets, the reason for this is when we need to buy large quantities of stuff its obviously alot easier to push a shopping trolley round and there is generally more choice on certain things, however bear in mind that alot of things are still cheaper in your local stores as i have compared between both and obviously i would rather put money in family pockets as opposed to supermarkets.
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Postby gozomark » Sun 26 Sep 2010 18:14 GMT

Yep, unlike the UK, local shops are often cheaper than large supermarkets
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Postby velving » Wed 1 May 2013 12:14 GMT

It would be of great help to me and my wife to know the actual prices for the food stuff mentioned
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Postby Dave » Wed 1 May 2013 12:40 GMT

Hi, velving. Welcome, and many thanks for subscribing to Premium Membership. :-)

No doubt someone will be along soon with the current prices. Has inflation hit Malta in the last 2½ years?
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Postby gozomark » Wed 1 May 2013 12:49 GMT

Our grocery bill is up around 10% in the last 4 years, which ties in with the official inflation rate thats averaged 2-3% per annum. Nothing stands out to me as having gone up or down significantly
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