By shopping around, people in a number of country towns can find a local supermarket where the average price is better than in Perth, the latest Price Check survey has revealed.
Consumer Affairs Minister Yvonne Henderson said the survey of 65 supermarkets in 30 country towns showed cheaper prices than Perth in eight towns.
They were Albany, Bridgetown, Bunbury, Busselton, Geraldton, Mandurah, Manjimup and Merredin.
Perth prices on a 50-item basket of groceries ranged from $94.17 to $119.12, with an average of $109.50.
The grocery cost $102.25 in a Merredin store, $105.83 in an Albany store, $105.99 in a Bunbury/Australind supermarket, $108.11 in Bridgetown and $108.30 in Busselton.
It cost $107.80 in Manjimup, $108.74 in Mandurah and $108.85 in a Geraldton supermarket.
Mrs Henderson said some towns had one or more supermarkets with a lower basket price than the Perth average.
She said Tom Price had the highest average basket price of the towns surveyed, $136.36, and the highest basket price for an individual store, $142.60.
Mrs Henderson said the Price Check survey was an excellent consumer service and recommended everyone carefully compare prices in their towns to get best value for money.