OK. Our dollar is hitting the dumps in a big way… man, if you look at our American cousins and compare prices we get off pretty lucky with a lot of things. Here are some prices of items that I know about. This is all in Alberta (where I live).
Bear in mind that its about $1.56 CDN to $1 US. All these prices are in Canadian funds.
I can go to Superstore (a big grocery store) and get a Turkey for .88 per lb (utility grade, but they're still fine for holidays). Pretty much any big grocery store has them on sale for .99 lb
Whole frozen chickens are almost always $.99 lb
I can buy a 1KG (about 2lbs) box of generic raisin bran cereal for $3. The brand name stuff costs about $4
I think cheese and milk still costs more here than the US though.
Software is almost always cheaper (for the games I’ve bought, at least). I just picked up Flight Simulator 2002 Pro for $83.95. I believe it usually sells in the US for about $60-$65 US.
Microsoft X-Boxes cost $449 here, works to about $286 US – from what I understand they sell for $300 in the US. PS2s cost a few bucks less, too (about $445).
“Most” (and I’ll use that term very loosely) new release DVDs cost “about” $20-$24 CDN. I bought the Castaway DVD as a gift yesterday at Wal-Mart for $18.49
Many magazines are only charging $1 over the cover the US cover price. A $4 US magazine should probably be about $6.25 CDN but usually sell for $5. I have noticed that computer mags that include CDs have made it a bit closer, but we still come out ahead.
I bought a brand new, 900Mhz cordless phone at Staples (A V-Tech I think) for $25. Granted, its not top-o-the-line but I think its pretty damn good.
Just a few things I noticed… anyone else? How about where we really get screwed compared to the US.