Supermarket Prices Comparison (Finnish only)

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Supermarket Prices Comparison (Finnish only)

Post by Karhunkoski » Thu Jun 14, 2007 3:16 pm

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Post by raamv » Thu Jun 14, 2007 3:31 pm

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Post by luckykitty » Fri Jul 06, 2007 10:20 am

Nice link.
I didn't even know the prices varied between the same stores!
Why is it so much cheaper for food from the supermarket in Turku than food from a supermarket in Helsinki? They both have a port. It's not like the food is hard to transport. We just pay a premium to live in Helsinki? (don't even have to mention the rent :o_


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Post by Karhunkoski » Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:56 am

luckykitty wrote:We just pay a premium to live in Helsinki?



Yup you do! :D

But I guess it's the same with many capital cities.
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Re: Supermarket Prices Comparison (Finnish only)

Post by luckykitty » Sat Feb 02, 2008 10:46 pm

On a side note, what is the cheapest market to buy meat? Just usual things, like beef, pork, etc.
I found only that the hakaniemi markets had cheap meat, or cheap if it comes with bones etc :o.

And also cheapest place to buy frozen shrimps? :D


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Post by Hank W. » Sun Feb 03, 2008 12:39 am

Shrimp in LIDL... meat you can get packaged in the big supermarkets, but you need to run after the "tarjous".
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Re: Supermarket Prices Comparison (Finnish only)

Post by superiorinferior » Tue Feb 05, 2008 4:09 pm

luckykitty wrote:
And also cheapest place to buy frozen shrimps? :D



The Hakaniemi Asian markets have much, much cheaper and better shrimp than anywhere (including Lidl).


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Re: Supermarket Prices Comparison (Finnish only)

Post by pineapple » Fri Aug 22, 2008 1:15 pm

I don't understand finnish, but this should be the top 10 cheapest supermarkets in Helsinki (fruits, vegetables, drinks ...).

1. Lidl Helsinki Pakila 64,13 €
2. Prisma Malmi 66,03 €
3. Prisma Kannelmäki 66,62 €
4. Prisma Viikki 66,63 €
5. S-Market Torpparinmäki 67,00 €
6. Alepa Paloheinä 67,16 €
7. S-Market Ruoholahti 68,04 €
8. Valintatalo Konalantie 6-8 68,16 €
9. S-Market Malmi 68,72 €
10. S-Market Pakila 69,41 €


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Re: Supermarket Prices Comparison (Finnish only)

Post by FinnGuyHelsinki » Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:41 pm

Personally a very important criterion is the distance from where I live. Even though I can walk to the market I use, I wouldn't choose something along the route from work (which I drive) unless there was quite a hefty price difference. Practicality has its value too.


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Re: Supermarket Prices Comparison (Finnish only)

Post by CatNip » Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:56 am

Hi,

You can compare the prices of some products at http://www.hintapuntari.fi/ (in Finnish only).
As FinnGuyhelsinki said, also other factors than price might have a value.

Finnish Consumer Agency:

Kuluttajille hinta ei suinkaan ole ainoa määräävä tekijä kaupan valinnassa. Kaupan sijainnilla ja yleisellä asiointimukavuudella on merkityksensä, kuten myös palvelun tasolla. Myös kanta-asiakas- ja muut tarjoukset liikuttavat kuluttajia eri kauppoihin

Finnish Consumer Agency is gollowing the prices of several items in different regions, and also following up the effect on the VAT deductions on the consumer prices. English version of Consumer Agency newsletter can be found at http://www.kuluttajavirasto.fi/en-GB/newsletter/
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Re: Supermarket Prices Comparison (Finnish only)

Post by DMC » Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:10 am

FinnGuyHelsinki wrote:Personally a very important criterion is the distance from where I live.

I agree. Our village shop closed a while back. Apparently it will re-open next month. Great - it will then only be 9km to a shop, rather than 27km at the moment. I wonder whether enough people will support it this time around. Yes, things are always going to be more expensive in a little local village shop compared to city supermarkets, but it is a useful facility that people should be prepared to pay for. Perhaps having been without a local shop will have made people realise that.


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Re: Supermarket Prices Comparison (Finnish only)

Post by tamperelainen » Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:24 pm

Prisma is cheapest in Tampere and Lidl too.


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Re: Supermarket Prices Comparison (Finnish only)

Post by ccakes » Tue May 25, 2010 8:04 am

How are the groceries in Finland? Primarily in Helsinki and the inner city? Is it rough there? I am trying to get a job there teaching English.


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Re: Supermarket Prices Comparison (Finnish only)

Post by jtammilehto » Tue May 25, 2010 8:55 am

inner city


What's THAT????????


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Re: Supermarket Prices Comparison (Finnish only)

Post by GreatBlah » Sun Oct 31, 2010 3:15 pm

Inner city = central regions of a city.

However Helsinki is too small a city to have one. There as London and Manchester in the UK have inner city regions.


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