An average supermarket haul in Spain is now 15% more expensive than it was last year
For those of us without the time or inclination to shop around for bargains, the helpful folk at the Organisation of Consumers and Users (OCU) have done the hard work for us by finding the cheapest supermarkets in Spain.
The analysts visited various stores and online retailers (1,180 in all) in 65 cities across the country and compared shopping bills from May of 2021 to the same month this year. What they found was that the ever-popular Mercadona was one of the cheapest in 34 of the regions for common products like fresh fruit, veg, meat and fish, personal care items and pantry staples.
Of the 65 cities in the study, the Valencian supermarket came out on top in 10 areas: Alcobendas, Barakaldo, Bilbao, Huelva, Lleida, Lugo, Marbella, Ourense, Pamplona and Vitoria.
It was the second cheapest in nine other cities and ranked at number three in 15 others.
Source: Murcia Today