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A number of South Africans face a daily challenge in coping with increases in the expenses associated with everyday life. Image: Pixabay

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Where to find the cheapest groceries in SA

Running low on cash? Here is the cheapest groceries in South Africa for this week.

14-05-24 16:46
cheapest groceries in SA
A number of South Africans face a daily challenge in coping with increases in the expenses associated with everyday life. Image: Pixabay

Rising costs are putting a strain on South Africans’ budgets.

We are seeking to help enrich the lives of our readers, because why should you be paying higher prices at one retailer when you can save a little somewhere else?

We’ve got you covered with the latest in our series of grocery basket price comparisons between FOUR of South Africa’s favourite supermarkets.

In Week 17 of 2024, who will come out on top between SPAR, CheckersShoprite and Pick n Pay?

Let’s delve into the cheapest groceries this week and the price fluctuation compared to last week.

WHICH SUPERMARKET OFFERS THE BEST PRICES?

Supermarkets offering the best prices
These are the supermarkets offering the best prices this week. Image: Pixabay
RankSupermarketThis weekLast week% change
1.Pick n PayR686.84R712.343.58% decrease
2.ShopriteR719.84R734.842.04%. increase
4SPARR743.33R746.840.47% decrease
5CheckersR747.84R747.841.77%. increase

WHAT’S IN THE GROCERY BASKET?

Supermarkets offering the best prices

We’ve compared 16 common household items to establish which supermarket is offering the best prices – both on individual items and for the entire basket – this week.

TO NOTE

– We do not consider discounts or card-holder specials in this comparison.

– When the exact name-brand items are not available, we use the nearest alternative house-brand alternative (as stated at the bottom of this comparison)

– Due to fluctuations in prices both inland and at the coast in South Africa, the prices below are based on those payable in Gauteng.

ProductCheckersShopritePick n PaySPAR
500g Fatti’s & Moni’s spaghettiR19.99R19.99R15.99R19.99
400g smooth Black Cat peanut butterR49.99R49.99R39.99R49.99
1kg Jungle OatsR46.99R46.99R37.99R46.99
Joko Strong Quality Teabags 100 packR58.99R58.99R49.99R58.99
Albany Superior Sliced White Bread Loaf 700gR24.99R21.99R18.99R19.99
Sunfoil Pure Sunflower Seed Oil 2LR79.99R79.99R59.99R79.99
Iwisa Super Maize Meal Bag 2.5kgR42.99R42.99R39.99R38.99
Selati Pure White Sugar Bag 2.5kgR69.99R54.99R71.99R69.99
Clover Full Cream Fresh Milk 2LR39.99R39.99R38.99R39.99
Tastic Long Grain Parboiled Rice 2kgR46.99R44.99R46.99R46.99
Snowflake Cake Wheat Flour 2.5kgR42.99R39.99R42.99R42.99
Dettol Original Bath Soap 175gR18.99R18.99R17.99R18.99
Rama Original 70% Fat Spread 500gR32.99R27.99R32.99R32.99
Frisco Original Instant Coffee & Chicory 250gR54.99R54.99R57.99R56.99
Coca-Cola Original Less Sugar Bottle 2LR26.99R26.99R26.99R27.49
Twinsaver Luxury Twin Ply Toilet Paper 9 PackR89.99R89.99R89.99R91.99
TOTALR747.84R719.84R686.84R743.33

*Please note the prices are subject to change and were accurate at the time of publishing.

WOULD YOU CHANGE WHERE YOU SHOP IF IT MEANT SAVING MONEY, OR DO DIFFERENCES IN PRICES MEAN LITTLE TO YOU? WHAT ADDITIONAL ITEMS WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE COMPARED GOING FORWARD?

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