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Egg prices have skyrocketed in the last 2 months – here's what's going on and where to still get some (relatively) cheap eggs near you…
Find the Cheapest Eggs
Wondering where to buy the cheapest eggs? If you've been to the store lately to grab a carton of eggs, you've probably gotten sticker shock… The price of eggs has skyrocketed in the last couple months to prices never seen before. In fact – the price of eggs has been escalating for 11 consecutive weeks at this point.
Why Are Eggs SO Expensive Right Now?
In November, the cost of eggs rose by 49% according to CNN. And now we've watched the prices DOUBLE since Thanksgiving to reach an average of $5/Dozen. To put it into perspective even more, in 2018 a carton of eggs at my Aldi was 55¢ and as of yesterday it was $4.99. That's crazy!
Buy why? The rapidly rising cost of eggs is due mainly to Avian flu outbreak, which began back in February of 2022 and has affected the prices steadily all year. Millions of poultry have died from the disease. Other factors like higher feed and energy costs for farmers and producers has also had an impact as inflation has affected things across the board.
PPP Team Member Shannon spoke with the manager at her local Sprouts grocery who predicted that while the cost of meat may drop some this year – the cost of eggs will stay this price for some time. YIKES!
So, with eggs being so expensive and not likely to change for a awhile – we set out to find out where to buy the cheapest eggs.
Where to Buy the Cheapest Eggs
Looking around the Alabama area – these were the cheapest egg prices. We know these prices will vary by state but it's a good indicator of which stores to go to for the best deals overall. Keep in mind that sales and even a matter of days can change the prices shown below.
#1 – Sam's Club Egg Prices WIN!
2 Dozen Cage Free Large Eggs – $5.38 *JUST $2.69 each!
Not a huge surprise because Sam's Club has always been a place to buy cheap eggs but $2.99 is HOT compared to some of these other crazy prices!
18ct Pasture Raised Large Eggs – $6.22
#2 – Costco Egg Prices:
If you like to buy your eggs in bulk – Costco seems to be the go-to destination for lots of folks looking to score a deal.
5 Dozen Eggs – $15.99 *Just $3.20 per Dozen
2 Dozen Eggs – $6.49 *Just $3.25 per dozen
(limit 2 per customer)
#3 – Trader Joe's Egg Prices:
I was surprised that this was the next cheapest place to buy eggs – especially at WHICH eggs were the cheapest!
1 Dozen Large Eggs – $4.99
#4 – Kroger Egg Prices:
1 Dozen Large Eggs – $2.29
#5 – Target Egg Prices:
1 Dozen Large Eggs – $2.29
18ct Large Eggs – $3.39
#6 – Walmart Egg Prices:
1 Dozen Large Brown Cage Free Eggs – $2.67
1 Dozen Large Eggs (Great Value Brand) – $2.51
1 Dozen Large Eggs (Egglands Best Brand) – $3.34
60 Large Eggs (Great Value) – $12.13
#7 – Aldi Egg Prices:
1 Dozen Large Eggs (Goldhen brand) – $2.25
I was SHOCKED to find how much Aldi eggs had gone up since doing my Aldi Keto Shopping trip a couple weeks ago. Despite reading and hearing alllll about the egg price hikes it was still a surprise to see my Aldi had joined the ranks of the pricey!
#8 – Publix Egg Prices:
1 Dozen Large Eggs Cage Free – $3.99
No big surprise here as Publix is normally pricier than other groceries (Unless it's a BOGO item)