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Grocery prices in central Zurich and on the outskirts

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I have a question whether there's a difference in prices between the same brand shops but ones located in central Zurich, and those further out in the outskirts of Zurich. I'm specifically thinking of Coop, Migros, Aldi and Lidl.
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Re: Grocery prices in central Zurich and on the outskirts

No, there is no difference. And can I suggest that you make good use of the search function before going down the path of a question-fest.
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And can I suggest that you make good use of the search function before going down the path of a question-fest.

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Seems Kittster was calm and also had a good point.

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Seems Kittster whe was calm and also had a good point.
Perhaps Kittster or yourself can direct the OP and myself to the useful posts that indicate any price difference between supermarkets in cities as opposed to the outskirts.

Perhaps information is outdated or not quite what original posters are asking. I donít know why people need to automatically shout Ďuse the search functioní

This forum has been so useful to me, learning from others experience that the least I feel I can do is to pass my experience and knowledge on to others starting their journey, whether the question has been asked before or not.
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Re: Grocery prices in central Zurich and on the outskirts

I have not noticed much price difference between the different branches of Aldi - I donít often go to Lidl, so canít tell. But I have noticed that one item in some Coop can be more expensive than in the next. Same with Migros. In Wettingen, my muesli is 60rappen more expensive than if I go to Spreitenbach. Itís a few rappen here and there, but it does add up. Iím sure you will see a similar trend with the prices in central Zurich versus say Affoltern. As NickGB mentioned, stick to the bigger supermarkets, rather than the smaller Coop/Migros.

If budgeting is important, perhaps shopping in Aldi/ Lidl isnít a bad thing. During lockdown, I only shopped in Coop (my usual shopping would take me to Migros&Aldi), and boy did my wallet feel lighter.

Good luck finding the right solution for you and your family.
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This particular question has indeed not been asked but I actually meant it in the sense of "ok, I see your post about you coming to Switzerland, before you waste time and energy on a whole series of common questions, try searching first". I am a bit puzzled at this question too, why would prices differ in a country where cities are pretty small and transport routes short?
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I am a bit puzzled at this question too, why would prices differ in a country where cities are pretty small and transport routes short?
Testing price sensitive of clients. I know Migros did this with budget chocolate, it could be priced from 40c to 70c for 100g bar, often multiple priced bars in the same store!
The prices charged in shops are not connected with the price of goods, this is very clear as fruit prices do not continually change.

IKEA interestingly do this with some goods, they can cheaper in CH than in DE or reversed, by often 30% or more. I remember some shelves were €100 or 70CHF.
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No, there is no difference. And can I suggest that you make good use of the search function before going down the path of a question-fest.
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No, there is no difference. And can I suggest that you make good use of the search function before going down the path of a question-fest.
I used the search function and it came up with three pages of chuff-hole comments where the respondent told the OP to use the search function.

And to answer the OP (unusual these days) - between regular branches of Coop / Migros, it tends not to vary, however my experience is the mini / pronto versions of these supermarkets sometimes charge a premium.

For example, at Altstetten station, I saved about SFr5 one Sunday when needing olive oil as Iíd run out (cue the keyboard warriors about how I should be more Swiss and organised) by walking the extra 100 yards to the ďnormalĒ Coop by Altstetten Nord instead of using the mini Migros on the south side.

So yes, it does pay to shop around.

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Wow, do we have reached the meta stage where people think that everything has already been addressed and can be searched but no new contributions are being made?

What a shame.
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Re: Grocery prices in central Zurich and on the outskirts

Another bargain I've recently found is the skin care line at, of all places, Landi.

Very inexpensive - and very good quality.

Landi will also have good deals on seasonal fruits and veggies, usually from area farms. Also, if you bake a lot - and have the storage - those gazillion kilo bags of flour are a steal.

I am continually amazed at the range of things I find at the Landi. It's not just for tractors anymore.
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Another bargain I've recently found is the skin care line at, of all places, Landi.

Very inexpensive - and very good quality.

Landi will also have good deals on seasonal fruits and veggies, usually from area farms. Also, if you bake a lot - and have the storage - those gazillion kilo bags of flour are a steal.

I am continually amazed at the range of things I find at the Landi. It's not just for tractors anymore.
Landi is my go to place for a lot of things these days.
The prices are good and the quality is excellent in my opinion.It helps that there is one just around the corner and the staff are all super helpful and friendly.

And yes I do have the space to store the massive bags of flour.
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Re: Grocery prices in central Zurich and on the outskirts

Another tip is Radikal Liquidationen (Oerlikon) Its worth checking their website before, since their range/offerings changes.
I found them here in Gland (Vaud) by accident & was plesantly surprised by the pricing on cleaning products, shampoo etc.
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And to answer the OP (unusual these days) - between regular branches of Coop / Migros, it tends not to vary, however my experience is the mini / pronto versions of these supermarkets sometimes charge a premium.
They're not Migros/Coop proper, they're subsidiaries run under their own (albeit related) brand. If you're speaking about the (super)markets only, prices will be identical within the chain regardless of location.
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For example, at Altstetten station, I saved about SFr5 one Sunday when needing olive oil as I’d run out (cue the keyboard warriors about how I should be more Swiss and organised) by walking the extra 100 yards to the “normal” Coop by Altstetten Nord instead of using the mini Migros on the south side.
You seem to be comparing (mini) Migros to Coop. Of course prices differ between the chains, on average Coop will be more expensive.
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Hi,

I have a question whether there's a difference in prices between the same brand shops but ones located in central Zurich, and those further out in the outskirts of Zurich. I'm specifically thinking of Coop, Migros, Aldi and Lidl.

While the prices will be the same, the very large branches, often found in the outskirts, will have more special deals.
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While the prices will be the same, the very large branches, often found in the outskirts, will have more special deals.
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I'm specifically thinking of Coop, Migros, Aldi and Lidl.
If you're on a tight budget, the secret is planning
Aldi and Lidl post details of their upcoming offers and discounts on their websites. Migros post their new discounts on their www.leshop.ch site on Tuesday mornings. I'm not sure which day Coop update their site.

City centre Migros and Coop usually label reduced items around 18:00 but it can get to 19:00 in other stores.

If you want herbs, spices and chillies, I recommend the Asian shops for those, such as the one opposite BurgerKing at the Sihlquai/HB entrance to ZHB.
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