Walmart vs. Target - Price comparison

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Walmart wins! But not by much.


Grand total of all 20 items


Walmart $4.89








Walmart had a lower price for the total of all 20 items. The Walmart advantage for this batch was $4.89, or 4.06% of the total price. 

Walmart had a lower price on 12 of the 20 items. Their mean price advantage on these 12 was 81 cents, but  the difference was usually less than a quarter.

Target had a lower price on only six items. The mean price advantage on these six was also 81 cents, but the median advantage was 55 cents.


It was fun to compare prices in Target and Walmart. Obviously a 20-item test isn't a particularly thorough price-comparison, but I'm satisfied that these results will help to illuminate the difference in these two discount retail chains.

I really tried to be as impartial as possible, but with statistics, it is almost impossible to describe a situation without a bias. 

The obvious next comparison is the newly-merged K-Smears, but I think I'll check how Amazon stacks up first.

Thank you.


Stacy scanning a price at Target

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