Eating Organic in L.A. is Cheaper than Other Big Cities, Study Says
When compared to New York City and Chicago, Angelenos score a cheaper price when buying organic, finds a study release by IBISWorld. "The study looked at three product categories: Private label or store brands, commercial brands, and organic items," explained Wallet Pop. The cost of groceries depends largely on what part of the country you live in. Chicagoans get a cheaper groceries than the next two bigger cities (but pay among the highest sales taxes), except for organic items. If you want to eat more naturally, you'll pay less in L.A. But organics in general will set you back more, about 18% more than branded products and 37.6 % more than store brands, according to the findings." That makes sense, especially in light of the plethora of farmer's markets where consumers have direct access to farmers. For example, $15 at one of the South Central Farmer's booths will get you a box of vegetables enough to last a single person weeks. There are also various companies that deliver a box of locally grown organic vegetables to your home, however, with a higher price tag.