News Local The cheapest supermarkets by district

The cheapest supermarkets by district

The latest price observatory of big supermarkets in all districts has revealed significant fluctuations in the total price of a basket of goods – ranging as high as €50 in Nicosia and Larnaca but under €10 in the free Famagusta area.

The price observatory is publicised by the Consumer Protection Service following a survey of retail prices at large supermarkets in all districts. The survey applies to prices in force on July 16 and excludes products that were on special offer at any of the outlets.

Instead it uses bar codes in putting together a basket of the same products covering a total of 300 basic consumer goods

Each basket varies from district to district, with the service urging the public not to make comparisons between districts. It said its survey was a useful tool but should not replace consumers’ own checks depending on their needs and preferences nor does it aim to tell them where to shop.

In Nicosia, the survey covered a basket of 104 products. Athienitis emerged the cheapest at €302.36, followed by Ioannides at €323.21, Sklavenitis €327.02, Metro €332.02, Alpha Mega €336.80 and Debenhams €355.47.

In Limassol, Metro emerged the cheapest for a basket of 108 products at €356.83. Next came Sklavenitis at €364.95, Lysiotis €369.97, Alpha Mega €373.39, Papantoniou €377.31, Debenhams €390.02 and Papa €397.68.

In Larnaca, the cheapest for a basket of 103 goods was Stelios at €324.83, followed by Sklavenitis €361.48, Metro €363.67 and Alpha Mega €374.53.

In the Famagusta district a basket of 146 products will set you back €502.93 at Sklavenitis, €507.67 at Kokkinos and €511.34 at Metro.

Finally, in Paphos the survey covered 148 common products. Sklavenitis was the cheapest at €561.13, followed by Alpha Mega €590.71  and Papantoniou  €596.98.

Top Stories

Covid cases in Cyprus go over the 1000 mark-three today, one a Serbian football player

  Three coronavirus cases were reported in Cyprus today after 1699 tests and following two days of zeros. This means that the number goes up to...

Orange heat warning tomorrow, just one step from red alert-43+degrees

  The Met Office has issued an orange warning for tomorrow as temperatures are expected to reach or even surge beyond 43 degrees inland. One step...

Barcelona’s landmark Sagrada Familia reopens for key covid workers

  Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia basilica reopened today, giving frontline workers the chance to have the usually tourist-packed landmark to themselves in recognition of their efforts...

Apollon Serb football player positive to Covid following Belgrade return

  Serb football player Djordje Denic, currently playing for Limassol football club Apollon, tested positive to Covid-19, following his return from Belgrade. In a statement, the...

Catalonia curbs movement of 200,000 people after new coronavirus outbreak

  Spain’s north-eastern region of Catalonia enforced a new lockdown on more than 200,000 people, after several new outbreaks of the coronavirus were detected. Residents in...

Taste

Cyprus sprouts with cream and prosciutto

In a big, deep frying pan, fry the prosciutto in the olive oil, on medium heat for 2 minutes. Add the onion and garlic...

Pork burger with sundried tomatoes, mozzarella and anchovies

Mix all the ingredients together with the mince in a bowl, and combine well. Divide into 4 balls and form the burgers. Warm a griddle/pan...

Sheftalies

Wash the lamb cauls with plenty of cold water and let them settle in water and vinegar for a little while. Soak the bread crumbs...

Loukaniko Pitsilias – Pitsilia Sausage

Pitsilia sausage is produced in the Pitsilia region from pork minced meat that is “cooked” ( matured) in the dry red wine of the...