How much you pay for milk depends on where you live

How much you pay for milk depends on where you live

You’ll need more than a $10 bill for milk in downtown Toronto


Milk might do a body good, but it sure isn’t helping the pocketbooks of grocery shoppers.

A new survey by retail intelligence firm Field Agent Canada found a huge disparity in what the average Canadian pays for 2%. The study of 175 retailers across Canada found, for instance, that the lowest average milk price was to be found in Sudbury, Ont. However, those living in Charlottetown, PEI should expect to pay $7.20, on average, for 4L of 2% milk.

The most expensive city for milk? St. John’s, Nfld with an average price just slightly higher than what Charlottetown residents pay.

The study also found that the store you buy your milk from can also impact your budget. For instance, shopping at Dominion in St. John’s, Nfld will force you to pay $8.34 for 4L of milk. But shoppers could save $1.60 just by crossing the street and buying milk at Walmart or Costco.

The most expensive milk, however, can be bought at a 7-Eleven store in downtown Toronto. For 4L, you’ll need to shell out $10.38 (or $2.60 per litre).

For more go to Canadian Grocer.