Basque Country´s departments stores are the most expensive of all Spain. Getxo is situated at the first position of this curious ranking, and then are Bilbao and Barakaldo. Vitoria-Gasteiz and Donostia are immediately behind the three cities of Bizkaia.
It is was said a report from OCU, the spanish Consumers and Users Organization. As says this report, behind The Basque Country are Canarias, Navarra, Cantabria and Catalunya.
On the other hand, as the cheaper regions are Murcia, La Rioja and Galicia, in this order, close to Extremadura and Andalucía.
To compare prices can be a good way to get a cheaper basket, decreasing the final quantity up to 37%. As says The Istitutionals´s relationship Director from OCU, Antonino Joya, a family could save more than a thousand € each year with this class of measures.
He says that one of the principal reason for explain this situation in the Basque Country can be the absence of competition at the sector, principally in the case of departments stores as Alcampo or Mercadona, companies both with a politic of low prices.
In the case of taxis, Donostia and Vitoria-Gasteiz are situated just behind of Tarragona as the more expensive cities offering this service.