How much does milk cost anyway?
April 29, 2011 1:56 PM Subscribe
Why has the cost of milk gone up so rapidly, proportionally speaking? Five weeks ago, I could find milk for $2 a gallon; yesterday, the cheapest I found was $2.49 a gallon at Costco, and that was only if you bought two gallons at once. Everywhere else it's been higher - I even saw a store selling whole milk at $3.99 a gallon! This is just milk. Nothing premium or otherwise meant to raise the price point about it. Other dairy products have gone up in cost, too, but not so drastically (that I've noticed).
posted by VelveteenBabbitt to Food & Drink (21 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I checked the USDA's Cost of Food site
, but they don't index individual items.
Gas increases can't explain it all, can they? I mean, the proportional cost increase has been so much greater than fuel. What else is going on?