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Cheapest Supermarket May 2023

Updated: Jun 26, 2023


What are the SavvySpender.ie Monthly Supermarket Price Comparison studies?

We compare how much the big 3 supermarkets charge for a basket of groceries containing a mixture of well-known brands across a number of categories including dairy, household cleaning and food cupboard. We also include own-brand meat and fruit & veg items.


In addition, we check the prices of a baskets of dozens of own-brand grocery items at Aldi and assess versus a comparable basket of own-brand items at Dunnes Stores, Supervalu and Tesco.



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How we calculate the average prices

We check each item in both studies over a dozen times each month and work out the average price over the course of the month.

Our study includes short-term promotions where the cost of buying an individual item is discounted. However multi-purchase (for example: 'buy 3 for €10') promotions aren't included.


The products are comparable. In some instances there are slight variations in sizes/weights between the own-brand products at the different supermarkets.

Find out the results of April's analysis below



 

May 2023 Cheapest Supermarket - Basket with Brands



Cheapest Supermarket for brands. May 2023



The basket of branded and own-brand goods price comparison looked at 39 products. Across this basket which includes well known Irish staple brands, Tesco was cheapest of the big 3 supermarkets once again in May.


Tesco shoppers on average would've paid €2.50 less than Dunnes shoppers and €7 less than Supervalu shoppers if buying this basket without any vouchers.


However regular shoppers at Supervalu or Dunnes who avail of Shop & Save or Money-Back vouchers, could potentially get the basket for cheaper than Tesco shoppers.



 

May 2023 cheapest basket with branded goods - the details




 



May 2023 cheapest supermarket for own-brand

The basket of own-brand goods price comparison compared 37 products across Aldi. Dunnes Stores, Supervalu and Tesco. A range of categories are covered including chilled & frozen foods, fruit & vegetables, food cupboard, household cleaning goods & meat.



May 2023's cheapest own-brand basket



Cheapest Supermarket for own-brands. May 2023





Tesco also had the cheapest own-brand basket in our May study at €84.83. This was driven by a strong monthly special on beef. Dunnes was most expensive at €89.13.


The below price summary doesn't factor in weekly vouchers. Dunnes or Supervalu customers using Shop & Save or Money-Back vouchers could potentially have got this basket for cheaper than Tesco customers.



 


May 2023 cheapest own-brand basket - the details




Notes on Variations in Own-Brand product sizes


Want to save on your supermarket shop?


Click here to read our top tips for grocery shopping.


Click to compare the prices of grocery specials at Dunnes, Supervalu, Tesco, Aldi, Lidl & Centra.








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