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I just discovered that the soymilk I buy (Silk) is actually cheaper than dairy milk - 3.79 vs 3.99 for a 1.89l (which is a 1/2 gallon in American).<br><br>
Didn't expect that. It deserves to be cheaper, since it's made from massively cheap soybeans etc. But usually our products are priced higher because a) they can and b) its a small market.<br><br>
What are prices like where you are?
 

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Not so in the U.S.<br>
Dairy milk is so mass-produced and 'factory farmed' that its about half the price of soymilk.<br>
I'm very happy to know that in some places, the animal friendly option is the cheaper option.
 

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I should clarify it's not always so, this is a "long term special" of about 40 cents off. But that special, or an equivalent coupon, is there very frequently<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Nice for you! We pay $3.28 a half gallon for our Silk soy milks
 

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I pay about the same for almond milk, it's generally a dollar or two more per gallon than cows milk.
 

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I never pay full price for soymilk or other milk alternatives. I always use coupons. Last time I stocked up on milk I think I ended up paying $1.50 per carton for Almond Breeze. Usually there are no coupons for cow milks unless it's from a major brand but most cow milks are from local farms.
 

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the refrigerated carton soymilks are more expensive than the cow milk here in california, however the non-refrigerated boxed cartons of soy and other plant milks are cheaper than cow milk.<br><br>
i get a 1 quart carton of rice milk (seeds of change) for around $1.50-$1.70, a quart of cow milk in the same store is about $2-$2.25
 

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I think cows milk is just slightly more expensive than the soy milk I buy. Looking at the Sainsburys website though, I seem to be paying an extra 30p just for living in London (99p compared to 69p! Almost 50% extra).
 

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I think that around here, a half gallon of soymilk is about the same as a gallon of cow's milk, which means it's twice as expensive.<br><br>
I'll have to double check the next time I'm at the store, to see whether my memory is accurate.
 

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The only soy milk I've found that I actually like costs about $5/L. Real milk is about $1/L here.<br><br>
The cheap nasty soy milk is still about 50% more expensive than real milk.
 

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Here I pay about $4.50 for a 1.89L of soy milk, and a 4L of regular milk is about $4.99. Crazy! I love it anyway <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> Good thing there are always coupons
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Limes</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2915303"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Here I pay about $4.50 for a 1.89L of soy milk, and a 4L of regular milk is about $4.99. Crazy! I love it anyway <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> Good thing there are always coupons</div>
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^ That's exactly the pricing where I am.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>reneeannem</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2915306"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
^ That's exactly the pricing where I am.</div>
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Maybe we're neighbors <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"> Alberta, you?
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Limes</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2915307"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Maybe we're neighbors <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"> Alberta, you?</div>
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No, not quite. I'm in Manitoba!
 

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<p>And I live in India and milk here 1 liter costs upto 40 Rs and Soy milk costs 80-90 depending upon flavour. The price of milk has been increasing steadily but not so with soy milk though there has been a slight change in price but i think in the long term perspective cow milk is unsustainable with the present population growth and that plant milk are going to cheaper and more used.  </p>
 

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<p>Cow's milk is cheaper than soy milk. Other plant milks are outrageously expensive (e. g. almond milk) and always sickeningly sweetened.</p>
 

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<p>In the U.S. cow's milk is very heavily subsidized by the government's spending of our tax dollars.  There was talk a couple months back that the subsidies might end if the farm bill doesn't pass.  Cow's milk was projected to be around $8 per gallon unless the farm bill passed.</p>
 

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<p>Cows milk is quite expensive in Canada, or at least my province.   The non-refrigerated soymilk I buy (Natur-a) is regularly priced $2.39 for 946 ml (just under a litre) though I stock up when it's on sale for 2 for $4.00.  I'm pretty sure that's cheaper than a litre of milk, though I think the larger container you buy (i.e. 4 litres) it is probably cheaper.</p>
 

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<p>I currently live in France and soy milk is so much more expensive than cow's milk. The cheapest soy milk (which generally tastes really nasty in my opinion) costs around 1,50-1,180 euro per liter (which would make it around $9 per gallon. And that's the cheapest ones and like I said, they are usually not good. Better ones are usually imported and they can cost twice as much or more. And these are all non-refrigirated soy milks. Refrigirated soy milks are not sold here as far as I know, even in health food stores. Cheap supermarkets often do not have soy milks. Many only have it in the "organic" section so naturally these ones are the expensive kind. And generally the choice of brands is pretty limited.</p>
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<p>Other milk substitutes cost even more. The brand of almond milk that I buy here (the cheapest one) costs almost $4 per liter ($15 per gallon).</p>
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<p>Other speial vegetarian and vegan foods, like tofu, soy yogurt, veggie patties, fake meats etc. are for the most part only available in organic health food stores and are too expensive, I can't afford them. Which is still a luxury because when I was in Russia most of these things weren't available at all. Only really fancy expensive supermarkers would have imported soy (and accasionally other dairy substitutes) with prices so high that I don't even know who would buy them. (still I find that it was easier being veggie in Russia than in France because the French are so obsessed with animal products). </p>
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<p>So yeah, I'm really jealous of those who live in the US and other countries with a large variaty of non-expensive veg*an products available. </p>
 
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