View Full Version : Price for gal of Milk?

me again
05-21-2007, 08:48 PM
Just curious to know the price of a gallon of milk in various areas.

We live just south of Dallas. Last week a gallon of milk was $2.35 at Costco, today its $2.45! Costco is way cheaper than area grocery stores, typically they run about $3.89 gal. Funny, the fat free milk is usually more than the whole milk. You pay more to get less?:confused3

05-21-2007, 08:50 PM
I just bought whole milk and it was 335 in Walmart I live in MO

05-21-2007, 09:26 PM
I am in Williamsburg, VA and for Great Value 2% in Walmart it is $3.69 a gal. I think it is quite the rip off, because they know we need it and will buy it!! Just like gas!!!

05-21-2007, 09:29 PM
Funny, the fat free milk is usually more than the whole milk. You pay more to get less?:confused3

At our Costco FF is the cheapest, 2% next and whole is the most expensive.

We pay about $2.5o at Costco for 2%

05-21-2007, 09:29 PM
It's been steady at $2.18/gallon here in Chicago, at Jewel. I didn't realize milk was so expensive in other areas. Although I'd trade higher milk prices for lower gas, we're #1 in the nation for that!

me again
05-21-2007, 09:30 PM
Funny how gas and milk cost about the same per gallon?

so we have to cut back somewhere. My husband insists that bottled water tastes better, but we ran out last week and I just filled up a jug with tap water. It wasn't to fool him, I just wanted to put water in the fridge to keep it cold, but he thought it was the bottled water:rotfl2: So that's what we do from now on!

05-21-2007, 09:55 PM
At my local Publix the store-brand milk is $3.39/gallon. I buy mine at Costco...I pay about $2.39/gallon (for skim).

05-21-2007, 10:01 PM
It's about 3.50 a gallon for 2% here

05-21-2007, 10:06 PM
It is over $3 a gallon here. We drink mostly soy milk and that is much more expensive, as it is only sold in 1/2 gallons. Oh well....

05-21-2007, 11:08 PM
Supertarget in Frissco, Tx was $3.69 a gallon today!

I only bought a 1/2 gallon b/c we leave for the world in 4 days! Whoopppeee!!!!!

05-21-2007, 11:11 PM
So funny to read this! I just about choked today when I went to my local Kroger's and paid $3.75 for a gallon!!! :eek:

(I'm near Detroit, in Michigan)

05-21-2007, 11:23 PM
We usually pay between $1.99 - $2.10. Who knew Oregon was finally on the cheap side of the list!!

05-21-2007, 11:24 PM
We get ours delivered to our home from a local dairy and it's $3.20 a gallon.

05-21-2007, 11:39 PM
I buy organic 1/2 gallon in $3.79!!

05-21-2007, 11:48 PM
paid $2.19 the other day.

05-22-2007, 01:36 AM
I paid $1.89 last night @ Wal Mart.

05-22-2007, 01:42 AM
I paid $2.39 yesterday for 2% at the supermarket. It's been $1.87 for about 2 years and just went up last week. We're in the Phoenix area.

05-22-2007, 02:27 AM
CVS and Walgreens seem to rotate weeks at $2.49 a gallon (in Texas near Austin). I get what I need through the week and then stock up on Saturday night in case neither one has a sale the next week.....

05-22-2007, 06:31 AM
Wow, those are low prices! At Food Lion last weekened (the cheapest grocery store in my area) it was $4.05!! The corner grocery store is around $3 but they don't sell the skim milk, only 2%

05-22-2007, 06:51 AM
Organic, $5.50/gallon at Harris Teeter or Fresh Market.

05-22-2007, 07:45 AM
I paid $2.99 at Meijer last week. It is on sale this week at Walgreens for $1.99.

05-22-2007, 07:59 AM
Yes, milk prices are on the rise (as well as dairy products).

As a friends of dairy farmers, the rise in price is a long awaited relief, but the rise in the cost of fuel and corn is taking away from the margin.

I quickly stopped complaining about milk prices when I saw what it takes to run a dairy farm.

(BTW ... I believe the government sets the milk price)

05-22-2007, 08:02 AM
$1.99 in Wal-Mart yesterday. $3.85 at Krogers. :confused3 I so dislike Wal-Mart but when you are on a budget things like this matter!

05-22-2007, 08:28 AM
$1.86 for a gallon of skim here at our commissary. We are in Wichita, Kansas.

05-22-2007, 08:44 AM
Swiss Farms about 3..50 for regular

05-22-2007, 09:16 AM
We get ours delivered to our home from a local dairy and it's $3.20 a gallon.

Lucky! I buy from a local farm-raw-organic-6.50 a gallon...... regular milk at the store is about 3.00

05-22-2007, 09:23 AM
$3.09 or there abouts in Pittsburgh.

The state of Pennsylvania sets prices on milk and nobody can sell below a certain price.

05-22-2007, 09:38 AM
I paid $2.25 for a gallon of skim milk the other day at the local discount megamart... which was high for them. Before that it would fluxuate between $1.99 and $2.10 a gallon. Granted, around here (south-central WI) the transportation costs on milk arn't as bad as they would be in other areas... :laughing:

On that same trip I'd noticed that Woodman's had upped the prices on several items by like a dime or 20 cents... which is irksome when you go to that store specifically to beat the prices at a "normal" grocery store. I shudder to think what their prices are going to rise to. :eek:

05-22-2007, 09:48 AM
I just got back from the grocery store. I paid $2.78 for a gallon of skim, Giant Eagle brand.

05-22-2007, 09:50 AM
WOW! I didn't realize how much we are paying for milk around here. We buy a particular brand of milk from a regional dairy (Mayfield) because it tastes better than any of the store brands. Walgreens puts it on sale about once every two months for $3.69. Normally it is $4.29 at Walgreens & Wal-Mart. At the regular grocery stores it is $4.69 or $4.79. FWIW, the store brands are usually only 50 less.

On the other hand, gas is usually cheaper here than most of the rest of the country. I filled up yesterday for $2.95 per gallon.

05-22-2007, 09:51 AM
Here west or Orlando fat free milk ranges from $2.49 to $3.49 a gallon at CVS, which is the cheapest place I've found to buy it. (I don't shop at Wal-Mart, so that *might* be cheaper.)


05-22-2007, 10:13 AM
Here in SE Minn, a gal of milk starts at about $2.29 for generic brands. Hormone free runs a $1 more.


05-22-2007, 11:08 AM
Here in Plainfield, IL my Walgreens has it on sale week for $1.99.
Otherwise it's $2.39.
Gas on the other hand is $3.49 :scared1:

05-22-2007, 11:16 AM
Kroger raised milk to 3.49. Walmart raised it to 3.29. Meijer is still 2.55.

Speedway is 2.89 for milk, 3.19 for gas. Too bad we can't run our vehicles on milk.

05-22-2007, 12:15 PM
I just paid 3.46 per gallon for whole milk. It was 3.48 at Wal Mart.... WTH???

05-22-2007, 02:05 PM
About $4.25/gallon. But the store we shop at usually has a buy one get one free deal (Safeway). But the other stores are all about the same but without the deal. I bought a half gallon the other day (we were on the go) and I paid $2.50 almost :eek:

05-22-2007, 10:53 PM
I NEVER buy milk anywhere here in LA except for Walgreens, where the price is a best-in-the-city $2.89 per gallon.

05-23-2007, 12:20 AM
The walmart by my house (just outside Dallas) sells a gallon for $3.48.

05-23-2007, 07:25 AM
4.69 a gallon for whole milk. 3.69 a half gallon.

05-23-2007, 08:53 AM
2.23 at Sams. Almost $4 everywhere else.

05-23-2007, 09:03 AM
FF Borden milk was 3.56 a gallon last night at the commissary here on post. (in San Antonio, TX) They do offer other brands that are a little cheaper. They were around 3.00 a gallon. I buy organic quite often and that runs me about 4.70 a gallon. Sams is the cheapest in town that I have found but they don't offer hormone free milk.