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Study Shows Most and Least Expensive Groceries: Texas, You Got Some Splaining to Do

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Among the slew of excuses you can give for not accepting a date, “I have to wash my hair,” used to be a popular one. Well, considering a recent study that revealed Plano, Texas, has the most expensive shampoo in the country, it’s doubtful that will be a Lone Star State idiom for long.

If you’ve ever felt the pinch of having to watch your pennies while you’re counting up the grocery bill, we feel you. Standing there in the checkout line, wondering if you’ll have to put something back because you can’t afford it, is nothing new to many a Texan. A recent study by Coupon Follow just confirms why we have that impending sense of doom.

Study Shows Most and Least Expensive Groceries: Texas, You Got Some Splaining to Do

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Their survey on “Where 30 Common Groceries Are the Most (and Least) Expensive” has revealed that Plano has the most expensive shampoo in the country. It sells at an average of $1.92 per bottle when the nationwide average is 95 cents. The study goes on to identify who may be paying more for their groceries depending on where in the country they live.

Study Shows Most and Least Expensive Groceries: Texas, You Got Some Splaining to Do

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Although the Plano example was only one, Harlington, Texas, came in at a whopping $14.01 for beer (the highest), while many Texas towns and cities ranked well for lower prices on average. Those of you who are wine drinkers may want to consider making a move to Wichita Falls, Texas, for their average price on that product at $3.27. Not surprisingly, they also ranked lowest on the price of coffee (considering you’ll need a couple of cups the next day after you’ve invested in that low-cost vino). Harlingen came in with the low price on toothpaste, Temple cornered the market on peaches, San Antonio ranked for its low price on lettuce, and San Marcos, in the Texas Hill Country, had the lowest price on bananas. Now, if you can afford the gas for a road trip through Texas this summer, at least you’ll know where you’ll get the best bang for your buck!