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Here's How Much More Groceries Cost at Kroger in 2021

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Pandemic Price Pain

Last year, grocery prices rose by 3.5%, the most they had in a decade, thanks to the pandemic. Kroger, the nation's largest grocer, recently warned that things aren't looking any better this year. We compared current prices on 35 Kroger items with prices obtained on the very same products from the same Ohio store in September 2019. The result? Yes, we're paying more: 8.4% more, to be exact. While prices dropped or stayed the same on 12 items, they rose on the 23 other products. The price of one staple is up a staggering 88.6%. (Are you a big Kroger fan? Here are 19 Secrets for Shopping at Kroger.) 


Prices are subject to change and may vary by location. All are non-sale prices and do not reflect any discounts that may be available with a Kroger Plus card. Items are store brand unless otherwise noted.


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Kroger® Spaghetti Noodles
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Kroger® Reduced Sodium Chicken Broth
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Kroger® American Cheese Singles
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American Cheese (24 slices)

2019: $2.39

2021: $2.29

Decrease: 4.2%

Kroger® Unsalted Butter Sticks
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Unsalted Butter (16 oz.)

2019: $3.29

2021: $3.19

Decrease: 3%

Kroger® Wild Caught Chunk Light Tuna in Water
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Canned Tuna (5 oz.)

2019: 79 cents

2021: 79 cents

Kroger® Bleached All Purpose Enriched Flour
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Flour (5 lbs.)

2019: $1.79

2021: $1.79

Private Selection® Traditional Hummus
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Hummus (10 oz.)

2019: $3.49

2021: $3.49

Simple Truth Organic® Baby Carrots
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Organic Baby Carrots (1 lb.)

2019: $1.69

2021: $1.69

Kroger® Creamy Peanut Butter
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Peanut Butter (28 oz.)

2019: $2.39
2021: $2.39

Kroger® Shredded Low-Moisture Mozzarella Cheese
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Shredded Mozzarella (16 oz.)

2019: $3.99

2021: $3.99

Kroger Enriched Long Grain White Rice
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White Rice (2 lb.)

2019: $1.69

2021: $1.69

Kroger® Blended Vanilla Lowfat Yogurt
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Yogurt (32 oz.)

2019: $1.99

2021: $1.99

Kroger® Self-Rising Crust Pepperoni Pizza
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Kroger® Deli Thin Sliced Oven Roasted Turkey Breast
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Oven-Roasted Deli Turkey Breast

2019: $2.69

2021: $2.79

Increase: 3.7%

Kroger® Italian Style Frozen Vegetable Meal-Ready Sides
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Frozen Mixed Vegetables (12 oz.)

2019: 96 cents

2021: $1

Increase: 4.2%

Stouffer's Lasagna with Meat & Sauce Frozen Meal Family Size
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Iceberg lettuce and one cut half, on white background.
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Lettuce (1 head)

2019: $1.49

2021: $1.59

Increase: 6.7%

Kroger® Deluxe Vividly Vanilla Ice Cream
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Vanilla Ice Cream (48 oz.)

2019: $2.79

2021: $2.99

Increase: 7.2%

Pork Boneless Loin Chops (About 3 Chops per Pack)
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Boneless Pork Chops (1 lb.)

2019: $4.99

2021: $5.49

Increase: 10%

Kroger® Creamy Ranch Dressing
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Ranch Dressing (16 oz.)

2019: $1.50

2021: $1.67

Increase: 11.3%

Banana Bunch
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Bananas (1 lb.)

2019: 49 cents

2021: 55 cents

Increase: 12.3%

Tyson All Natural Fresh Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
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Tyson Chicken Breasts (1 lb.)

2019: $3.49

2021: $3.99

Increase: 14.3%

Campbell's Condensed Chicken Noodle Soup
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Campbell's Chicken Noodle Soup (10.5 oz.)

2019: 59 cents

2021: 69 cents

Increase: 16.9%

Kroger® Enriched White Bread
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White Bread (1 loaf)

2019: $1.25

2021: $1.49

Increase: 19.2%

Kroger® Enriched White Hamburger Buns
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Hamburger Buns (8 ct.)

2019: $1.25

2021: $1.49

Increase: 19.2%

Fresh Berries
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Strawberries (16 oz.)

2019: $2.50

2021: $2.99

Increase: 19.6%

Kroger® Toasted Oats Cereal
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Toasted Oats Cereal (12 oz.)

2019: $1.49

2021: $1.79

Increase: 20.1%

Ground Beef
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Ground Beef (1 lb. 80/20)

2019: $4.49

2021: $5.49

Increase: 22.3%

Kroger® 2% Reduced Fat Milk
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2% Milk (1 gal.)

2019: $2.19

2021: $2.69

Increase: 22.8%

Apples on white
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Gala Apples (1 lb.)

2019: $1.29

2021: $1.59

Increase: 23.3%

Kroger® Original Tomato Ketchup
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Ketchup (24 oz.)

2019: $1

2021: $1.25

Increase: 25%

Smidge and Spoon Granulated Sugar
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Sugar (4 lbs.)

2019: $1.59

2021: $1.99

Increase: 25.2%

Kroger® ChipMates Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Chocolate Chip Cookies (13 oz.)

2019: $1.49

2021: $1.89

Increase: 26.8%

Kroger® Diced Tomatoes in Tomato Juice
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Diced Tomatoes (14.5 oz.)

2019: 50 cents

2021: 69 cents

Increase: 38%

Kroger® Grade A Large Eggs
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Large Eggs (1 dozen)

2019: 79 cents

2021: $1.49

Increase: 88.6%

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Total for 35 Items

2019: $75.26

2020: $81.57

Increase: 8.4%