Married Couple: $1,885
Married w/ 1 child: $2,309
Married w/ 2 children: $2,957
*Annual savings derived from cost-of-food figures from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Center for Food Nutrition Policy and Promotion & figures from DaCA’s price comparison study, which compares commissary prices with those of local supermarkets, major grocery storechains, and supercenters.
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According to the annual commissary market basket survey, the highest commissary savings are on meat and produce - 36 to 40 percent - but major savings over retail can be found in all departments. Savings are even greater in high-cost areas.
The commissaries, with nearly 280 locations worldwide, provide groceries to military personnel, retirees, Guard and Reserve members, and their families. Authorized patrons purchase items at cost plus a 5-percent surcharge, which covers the costs of building new commissaries and modernizing existing ones.