south africa's favourite supermarket

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

Explore January savings at the premier supermarket in Mzansi!

Acknowledging the challenges posed by rising living expenses for many South Africans, The South African website aims to enhance its audience’s experiences in the demanding month of January.

south africa's favourite supermarket

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

Many South Africans encounter difficulties dealing with a substantial increase in the costs linked to daily life during January.

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The South African website is 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.

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

Which one has the best prices?

Supermarkets offering the best prices
These are the Supermarkets offering the best prices this week. Image: Pixabay
Rank SupermarketThis weekLast week% change
1. Pick n PayR721.84R707.502.03% increase
2. ShopriteR726.84R721.840.692% increase
3. CheckersR727.84R722.840.692% increase
4WoolworthsR788.84R789.840.127% increase


Supermarkets offering the best prices
Pick n Pay is the supermarket offering the best prices this week. Picture: File.

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.

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– 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 the ongoing egg shortage in the country due to the avian flu outbreak, egg prices have been excluded from this week’s price 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 PayWoolworths
500g Fatti’s & Moni’s spaghettiR19.99R19.99R19.99R22.99
400g smooth Black Cat peanut butterR49.99R49.99R49.99R43.99
1kg Jungle OatsR44.99R44.99R42.99R45.99
Joko Strong Quality Teabags 100 packR54.99R54.99R49.99R52.99
Albany Superior Sliced White Bread Loaf 700gR22.99R21.99R18.99R19.99
Sunfoil Pure Sunflower Seed Oil 2LR87.99R87.99R79.99R79.99
Iwisa Super Maize Meal Bag 2.5kgR38.99R38.99 R41.49R38.99
Selati Pure White Sugar Bag 2.5kgR64.99R64.99R65.99R57.99
Clover Full Cream Fresh Milk 2LR39.99R39.99R35.99R38.99
Tastic Long Grain Parboiled Rice 2kgR41.99R41.99R47.99R42.99
Snowflake Cake Wheat Flour 2.5kgR42.99R42.99R42.99R41.99
Dettol Original Bath Soap 175gR18.99R18.99R17.99R17.99
Rama Original 70% Fat Spread 500gR32.99R32.99R33.49R57.99
Frisco Original Instant Coffee & Chicory 250gR49.99R49.99R57.99R104.99
Nulaid Grade 1 Large Eggs 30R0R0R0R0
Coca-Cola Original Less Sugar Bottle 2LR25.99R25.99R25.99R25.99
Twinsaver Luxury Twin Ply Toilet Paper 9 PackR89.99R89.99R89.99R96.99

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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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