Mum shocked after finding 2011 Woolworths receipt: ‘Everything was so cheap’
- Woman reveals ‘cheap’ supermarket receipt in 2011
- She was shocked by how much more expensive things are now
A woman has been left in shock after finding a ‘vintage’ Woolworths receipt from 2011, which showed exactly how much more expensive life has become.
The mother was initially shocked by the “price of meat” before realizing she had misread the part and it’s actually “about the same price.”
But other shoppers picked out things that had risen in price and shrunk in size over the past 12 years.
Baby food topped the list and was a sore subject, with each can being 100 grams smaller than when the card was printed.
“A weekly essential for some parents would blow my budget these days,” the woman said after people commented on the surge.
A woman has been left in shock after finding a ‘vintage’ Woolworths card from 2011 that showed exactly how much more expensive life has become
Chocolate has also become less affordable.
“Cadbury now weighs 6 ounces and $5.50,” one woman complained.
Avocados were ‘about the same’, but other fresh products had also risen in price.
A study by FEMAIL found that the total cost of the items, based on comparable package sizes, had increased by just over 39 percent.
The initial food bill was $49.58, the bill for 2023 would be $73.83 if you could still get the same amounts.
However, if you were to buy the products in the new, smaller size, the bill would be $65.24.
The woman estimated that the same groceries “would now cost more than $100” before her mistake about the cost of meat was discovered.
Staples like baby food exploded in price — but so did small luxuries like chocolate. Both specimens have also become smaller
By 2011, the cost of lamb had skyrocketed, it was more expensive than beef for the first time ever, and dramatic predictions at the time predicted it to be $100 a kilo by 2012.
The price of lamb has fallen in 2023 because the supply has increased enormously, which explains why the costs for cutlets do not differ dramatically.
The woman explained that she had found the receipt in a dark jacket pocket and was shocked that it was still legible.
How much will the articles from 2011 cost in 2023?
Nan Gold 900g: $23.99
Spinach 160 grams: $1.49
Green pepper: $1.45
Avocado Hass: $2.48
Lamb Chops: $13.50
Cadbury Block 200g: $3.69
Private Label Chocolate Balls 400g: $2.99
Nan Gold 800g: $36 ($40.5)
Spinach 120 grams: $3.00 ($4.00)
Green pepper: $2.23
Avocado Hass: $2
Lamb chops: $13.76
Cadbury Block 180g: $5.50 ($6.12)
Private Label Chocolate Balls 226g: $2.75 ($5.22)