Woman compares the price of products in the UK and US and people are baffled
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People are flooding to social media to weigh in after a TikToker compared prices in the US versus the UK.
When people aren't debating whether or not the US or UK version of The Office is better, or why the US is so confusing, they're now investigating how the price of food differs between supermarkets here, versus across the pond. Prepare for an education:
However, a social media user responded to her questioning: "Lol are we living in the same England. Cheap groceries??"
So, in a video uploaded to the platform earlier this year, Lanai decided to prove groceries in the UK are typically cheaper than those in the US with a comparison video.
In the clip, Lanai warns followers they'll be 'shocked' when she proves the difference in grocery prices between England and the US.
"Before I start, just for context, I'm going to be comparing Sainsbury's here in England - which is the grocery story I go to - to the grocery store I shopped at in Colorado called King's Super, literally down to the location," she adds. "This might vary depending on where you're located in the US or what store you're shopping at."
Lanai goes on to compare items such as milk - the US' product coming in at $0.50 or 40p more than the UK's for the 'exact same item'.
The TikToker then goes on to investigate the price of apples - the price doubling or even tripling if you fancy a bite of the fruit in the US.
Beef mince is also proven by Lanai to cost more in the US, alongside carrots too.
Lanai resolves: "Obviously it's going to vary a little bit because the salary that people make out here is typically less than the salary people will make in the US so that definitely plays a role but for my family in particular, we went from being a two-income household because I was working full-time, to being a one-income household. And [...] my husband makes the same amount so his money goes a lot further here."
People have flooded to the post to weigh in on the comparisons.
One TikTok user said: "Lived in the UK in 2017, I was shocked at how much cheaper it was. Restaurants seemed more expensive though."
Another added: "Depending on where you live in the US you may have to pay sales tax also. Seven percent sales tax on groceries in my state! Ugh...."
A third commented: "Got to take into account the fact the average wage in the UK is much lower than in the US so UK being cheap in comparison isn't always accurate."
And a final resolved: "We weren't able to eat large amounts of fresh produce due to prices in the States. Now at least a third of our cart is produce every week. I love it!!"