If you think your grocery bill is getting a little bigger, you’re not imagining it. In fact, you can visit a website to see how much food prices have risen in Alberta.
Some of the increases are just wild, exceeding more than 50% for some items in the province.
Each month, the Alberta government issues a list of the Alberta average retail prices for selected products, and we’ve dived into the most recent statistics from this August.
There have been a few items that have fallen in the past year, but they can hardly be found among the bad rises of the selected items.
The biggest year-on-year price increase was two liters of apple juice, which rose by an astonishing 55.6%.
Other spikes were 25.6% for 500 grams of dry or fresh pasta, 54.7% increase for a 284 milliliter can of soup, a 47.1% increase for three liters of vegetable oil, and a 34.7% increase for grapes per kilogram.
Those few items that saw a decrease include beef sirloin cuts per kilogram with a drop of more than 19%; frozen corn, 0.75 kilograms with a decrease of 3.1%; and cucumber per unit decreases by 6.1%.
The full list of items that are rounded up can be found here.