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Man finds receipt from 2022 and is shocked to see what $126 of groceries would cost today

Man finds receipt from 2022 and is shocked to see what $126 of groceries would cost today

Dakota Neifert was shocked by the quadruple increase in food prices

It’s obvious that groceries have shot up in price over the last year or so, but how much do you think they've actually inflated by?

Everyone seems to realise that their shopping bill is a lot more than it used to be, however, it was only after TikTok user Dakota Neifert aka @sewerlidd, they/he, shared their 2022 receipt amount, that it became obvious.

It found that their Walmart shopping each month had now increased four times the amount it used to be and that’s crazy stuff.

They said in a clip of them showing their Walmart app: “I feel like I’m gonna be sick.”

They were shocked at what their groceries used to cost. (TikTok/ @sewerlidd)
They were shocked at what their groceries used to cost. (TikTok/ @sewerlidd)

Neifert said that they’d been looking at their Walmart order history when they stumbled across an order from 2022 which contained one month of groceries.

They said: “45 items cost $126.

“A whole month of groceries, just for me, basically.”

The old order also showed a ‘53 items received’ receipt which cost them $126.67.

Because the order gave them the option to re-order the exact same grocery list, they decided to try it out and see what it cost at checkout.

Are you ready to be p*ssed?

They said: “Now? This order of 45 items for one month would’ve cost $414.

“That is four times more.”

Obviously, this is nothing new and many people realized that their shopping haul cost far more than it used to be.

One person sympathized and commented: “I used to spend $180 for two weeks for my family of four and the dog.

“I am now spending upwards of $430 and trying to figure out what else I can cut. sorry kids you don’t get barbeque sauce.”

Another wrote: “Thank you for sharing this. Now I feel a little less gaslit about the grocery prices cause it HAS gone crazy and it’s NOT just me!”

Neifert made a follow-up video with a theory that companies are profiting off the public’s distraction during the pandemic to slowly hike food prices.

They said: “They’re making it worse and worse, but just so subtly that you barely notice, y’know. Freakin’ frogs in the pot of boiling water.”

2024 saw prices rise an incredible amount. (TikTok/ @sewerlidd)
2024 saw prices rise an incredible amount. (TikTok/ @sewerlidd)

So, how much has it actually gone up?

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the average food-at-home price last year averaged around 5 per cent higher than 2022.

That’s not as bad as the hike from 2021 to 2022 which saw it jump 11.4 per cent from 2021 to 2022.

The USDA wrote on its website regarding the 2024 prices that food prices grew thanks to a poultry disease.

It said: “Food prices rose partly due to a Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) outbreak that affected egg and poultry prices, along with the conflict in Ukraine, which compounded other economy-wide inflationary pressures such as high energy costs.”

Whether your chicken has the flu or not, why is it affecting our prices?

Featured Image Credit: Tiktok/@sewerlidd

Topics: TikTok, Money, Food and Drink