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Florida ranked near top of U.S. states with highest grocery store costs

ORLANDO, Fla. — The cost of groceries has been on a constant rise nationwide, and it’s impacting Florida.

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According to a new survey from the Census Bureau, Floridians spend on average, $287 each week on groceries.

Placing the state fifth on the list for the highest average grocery bill in the country.

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Researchers say that prices are going up because of a combination of factors including inflation and supply chain issues.

However, there are ways to curve that.

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“We can go to the store hungry and more than likely splurge more,” said Mark Hamrick with Bankrate. “So, eat before you go to the grocery store and have a general idea about the menu that you want for the coming week.”

Experts say we are unlikely to bounce back to pre-pandemic inflation levels, but financial experts expect food prices to stabilize in the future.

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