ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10)- New Yorkers spend the third least amount of money on groceries, according to a Filterbuy study. The company said New Yorkers’ annual grocery bills are $3,549 per person, compared to the national average of $3,480.
The study found that 7.1% of household spending in New York goes towards groceries. However, New Yorkers are paying more overall, the change in grocery spending between 2019-2020 was up 9.6%. Nationally, 8.2% of household spending goes towards groceries with an 11.2% increase in spending between 2019-2020.
“Groceries are among the areas where inflation has challenged household spending this year. According to recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, food at home cost 6.4% more in 2021 than 2020, the highest year-over-year increase since the Great Recession,” said Filterbuy. “Prices for meat, poultry, fish, and eggs alone increased by 12.8% over that span.”
Top five states that pay the least for groceries
- New York
- North Dakota
- South Dakota
Top five states that pay the most for groceries