“The disparity between regions in the price of this commodity starkly underlines that the inefficiencies of smaller producers and markets has a direct impact on the pocketbooks of families," says Doucette.
The most expensive average price for milk in Canada is now in Charlottetown, where a 4L package of 2% milk currently averages a whopping $7.85, an 18.1% increase vs. June 2021. The cheapest average price for milk is found in Mississauga, Ont. where a 4L jug is $5.23.
Field Agent found that the cheapest stores to buy milk in Canada right now include Costco in Mississauga and Scarborough, as well as at Walmart in Winnipeg. All three stores had the same price in June 2021: a 4L of 2% milk retailing for $4.65 ($1.16/L). The most expensive milk in Canada was found at Circle K in Halifax with 2L of 2% milk retailing for $5.85 ($2.93/L).
In its report, Field Agent noted consumers "may still see those prices increase in the near future as it is very challenging for retailers to not pass along cost increases that are hitting stores en masse right now."