Costco Prices vs. Retail: Comparison Chart

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Cheapism.com surveyed prices at Costco on a shopping list of 19 items and compared the cost at retail stores in the same Columbus, Ohio, market. Where Costco sold a larger quantity than its retail competitors, we calculated what it would cost to buy the larger amount at retail based on unit price.

ITEM

COSTCO PRICE

RETAIL STORE

RETAIL PRICE

Electronics

Philips 32PFL5708 32" LED TV (1080p)

$249.99

Best Buy

$349.99

Panasonic DMP-BDT230 3D Blu-ray player

$79.97

Best Buy

$109.99

Roku 3 streaming media player

$94.99

Best Buy

$99.99

Philips Norelco Multigroom Pro men's shaver

$49.99

Best Buy

$69.99

Household Products

Dyson DC50 Animal bagless upright vacuum

$299

Best Buy

$450

Shark Pro Steam & Spray mop

$119

Best Buy

$143

Cookware set

$149
(9-piece Kirkland Signature)

Bed, Bath, & Beyond

$149
(8-piece Simply Calphalon)

Sharpie ultra-fine permanent markers (24 ct.)

$12.99

Staples

$19.99

Grocery

Roma tomatoes (2 lbs.)

$4.99

Kroger

$1.98
(99 cents/lb.)

Atlantic salmon (1 lb.)

$7.99

Kroger

$5.99

Pineapple

$2.99

Kroger

$3.99

Cantaloupes (3)

$6.59

Kroger

$7.47
($2.49 each)

Apples (10 lbs.)

$8.99

Kroger

$17.90
($1.79/lb.)

Onions (10 lbs.)

$7.99

Kroger

$9.90
(99 cents/lb.)

Coke (32 12-ounce cans)

$9.59

Kroger

$11.99
(37 cents/can in 24-pack)

Huggies size 1 diapers (156 ct.)

$29.99

Kroger

$37.12
(23 cents/diaper in 84 ct. package)

Clothing

Champion ladies' full-zip hoodie

$9.97

Kohl's

$27

Carter's 2-piece playwear set

$8.99

Kohl's

$16.99

Speedo girls' swimsuit

$11.99

Kohl's

$25

TOTAL

Costco

$1,165.00

Retail

$1,557.28