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A study finds Georgia to be one of the most expensive states to live in based on the average amount spent on groceries

Georgia – In 2023, although U.S. inflation slowed down, prices at grocery stores remained high. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that food prices for home consumption increased by 1.7% from the previous year in November. In Georgia, like in many parts of the U.S. and the world, costs have been rising over the years.

Inflation and rising prices on all services and products in the U.S.

Skyrocketing inflation and rising prices on almost all products and services have made life challenging for millions of Americans. Despite many state and federal programs supporting those in need, millions of Americans still fail to reach financial stability which was further fueled by house prices, rents and rate hikes. But a recent study finds that Georgia is also on the top of the list when it comes to average amount spent on groceries weekly, making things for Georgians even worse.

On average, a household spends about $1,080 monthly on groceries. For a family of four in the U.S., this expense is around $1,260 per month. This information comes from HelpAdvisor.com, which analyzed data from the U.S. Census Household Pulse Survey. The survey looked at expenses for food prepared and eaten at home from October 18 to 30, 2023.

Help Advisor analysis of the data revealed the states and major metro areas where people are spending the most on groceries. Sticker shock is an all-too-common thing at the grocery store these days, but according to the report it’s particularly felt by Georgians.

Georgia ranks on the 12th position

The resource website HelpAdvisor analyzed U.S. Census Household data to compare grocery bills across 48 states and Washington, D.C. (excluding Hawaii and Alaska).

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The data HelpAdvisor reviewed shows that people in Georgia spend about $278.32 each week on groceries. This is the 12th highest average in the United States. Georgia’s weekly grocery bill is slightly more than Utah’s ($278.41) but less than New Jersey’s ($274.69). The national average weekly grocery bill is around $270.21.

States with highest average amount spent on groceries weekly

The full top 10 includes:

  1. California — $297.72
  2. Nevada — $294.76
  3. Mississippi — $290.64
  4. Washington — $287.67
  5. Florida — $287.27
  6. New Mexico — $286.39
  7. Texas — $286.19
  8. Louisiana — $282.95
  9. Colorado — $279.98
  10. Oklahoma — $279.16
Leander Thorne



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