General prices for food and other products for daily use:

Article Price in $ NZ valid Oct 2002 and some observations
Basic
food Supermarket bread: 1.5 ÷ 3 (about 10 varieties from several manufacturers)
Specialty bread: 2.5 ÷ 5 (specialty stores )
Pork: 9 ÷ 15 (prices per kg, depending on quality and origin, supermarkets are usually more expensive)
Beef: 8 ÷ 14
Chicken: 4 ÷ 10
Fish: 3 ÷ 20
Sausages: 2 ÷ 20 ( the cheap ones in the supermarket are horrible)
Milk: 3.30 for 2 liters
Eggs 3.50 for 12 pieces
Cheese: 6 ÷ 10 / Kg
Oil: 4 ÷ 8/2 liters (you won’t find much of the sunflower, soy is very good … )
Flour: 3 ÷ 7/5 kg
Sugar: 2 / 1.5 kg
Specialty cheeses: 3 ÷ 5/200 ÷ 250g
Frozen vegetables: 2 ÷ 5/1 ÷ 2kg bag

Vegetables ÷ Fresh fruits (Kg)
Potatoes: 0.8 ÷ 1.7
Carrots: 0.9 ÷ 1.3
Onions: 0.9 ÷ 2
Mushrooms: 6 ÷ 8
Cabbage: 1 ÷ 3 (pcs)
Cauliflower: 1.5 ÷ 4 (pcs)
Tomatoes: 2.5 ÷ 7
Bell peppers: 7 ÷ 10
Herbs: 1 ÷ 1.5 (leg)
Apples: 1 ÷ 3
Bananas: 1.3 ÷ 2.5
Grapes: 4 ÷ 8
Peaches, Apricots: 4 ÷ 7
Cherries: 8 ÷ 25 (very expensive due to the high export price)
Strawberries: 1 ÷ 4 (tray 350 g)

Other food
Biscuits: 1.2 ÷ 3 Package 250 – 350 g
Ice cream: 2.5 ÷ 10 Box 1 liter ÷ 5 liters. (The best ice cream on the planet, really)
Sweets 3 ÷ 10 / kg
Chips, popcorn and others: 1.5 ÷ 5
bags Chocolate: 2 ÷ 5 Tablet 250-350g
Coffee: 4 ÷ 7 250g
“Natural” juices (?? ): 3.5 – 4.5 3 liter can (apple juice base with various additives – orange, mango, etc., without preservative)
Real natural juices: 4 ÷ 7 1 ÷ 2 liter can (freshly squeezed, sold from the fridge, without preservative)
Cola and other chemical waters: 0.9 ÷ 1.5 2 liters (same horrible taste)
Beer: 4.5 ÷ 12 Carton 6 bottles / cans of 0.33
Wine: 5 ÷ 50 Bottle 0.7
Strength (gin, whiskey): 35 ÷ 70 Bottle 1 liter

Products non-food
Detergent: 3 – 7 / Kg
Soap: 1 ÷ 3 Pack 3 pcs
Toothpaste: 2 ÷ 7 Tube
Diapers: 14 ÷ 22 Large pack (30 – 40 pcs)
Toilet paper: 2 ÷ 5 Pack 4 rolls (depending on fineness…)
Deodorants: 3 ÷ 10 Tube or spray
Condoms: 10 ÷ 15 Pack 12 pcs (annual dose ???)
Batteries: 3 ÷ 8 4 pcs small or 2 large
Intimate tampons: 4 ÷ 7 I think 12 pcs (I’ll ask my wife)
A lot of other stuff: 1 ÷ 25 pcs, kg, set, bag. Ask.

The variation in prices is given by the place where the respective product is bought, quality, quantity and special offers. As a general rule, for vegetables, fruits, meat, supermarkets are 25 ÷ 50% more expensive than specialty stores (usually Chinese for vegetables for example). For the rest of the products, the same supermarkets are cheaper by the same percentage than other places.
Prices vary very little and it is not a general rule regarding price increases. Due to the ridiculously low inflation that the economy presents, during a year the prices vary with a maximum of 0.5 ÷ 0.7%, a variation that is automatically compensated every year by salary increases with the same percentage.
Purchasing power remains the same.

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