With prices increasing on pretty much everything under the sun, making sure the grocery store where you shop has affordable prices can make or break your budget.

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Recently a study revealed that some of the most expensive grocery stores in America have locations in Illinois.

The overpriced grocery chains on the list from Delish included Whole Foods Market which has 29 locations open in Illinois, according to Scrape It.

Study Ranks 7 Cheapest Grocery Stores in the U.S.

The U.S. News and World Report listed the grocery stores in America that give you the "most bang for your buck."


According to the study from MarketForce Information, stores were ranked by just over 6,500 respondents who listed "convenient location" and "value for money" as their top reasons for selecting a grocery store.

Despite food prices growing at a slower rate than last year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, they're still above historical averages, leaving many Americans pinching pennies. -U.S. News and World Report

The story from U.S. News and World Report said that "beyond eating at home and meal planning," switching to a grocery store that has cheaper prices may help you stay on budget.

Cheapest Grocery Stores in the U.S. Are Located in Illinois, Wisconsin

In the ranking from U.S. News and World Report of the 7 Cheapest Grocery Stores in the U.S., there are 3 that have locations in Illinois and Wisconsin.

#1 Cheapest Grocery Store - Aldi

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There are 214 Aldi locations in Illinois according to the report.

One of the cheapest grocery stores in the U.S. right now is ALDI, which has seen a steady increase in popularity in recent years. Many diehard fans enjoy the quality and exclusivity of most of ALDI's products, including the ever-changing seasonal items lineup. -Jake Hill, DebtHammer CEO


#2 Cheapest Grocery Store - Woodman's Market


Woodman's Markets is employee-owned and has 19 stores across Wisconsin and Illinois. It strives to provide the best prices, selection and service out there.


#7 Cheapest Grocery Store - Costco


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