Originally Posted by luvs
people often seem overwhelmed when they see how pricey my food is.
1.)i often buy high-end items, although at other times i buy cheaper food. they balance in cost.
2.)amount of sales per item contribute.
3.)we have a higher tax % than other areas.
4.)we have higher-end grocers in many places
5.)& groceries sell alcohol. not until recently, though quite a few PA grocers have caught on & begun to sell alcohol
1) Since that is your choice "other people" shouldn't complain. Unless you're asking for them to chip in anytime you invite them over to eat?
3) Um, no. There are a lot of states with higher sales tax rates. The United States of sales tax, in one map - The Washington Post
Or does PA charge a percentage of sales tax on any and all food purchases - I know Virginia levies a 1% tax on any food item not taxed at an even higher rate.
4) I'm sure you do. But you also have higher-priced grocers by chain. Giant Eagle, for one, is terribly overpriced for the area our kids live in, and neither of them are shopping a Marketdistrict store. I understand those are wonderful though.
5) Yeah, I got nuthin'.