'Home Alone' fans shocked after learning how much Kevin's supermarket trip would cost in 2023

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By James Kay

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Home Alone is a Christmas classic that a lot of us will watch each year - but have you ever wondered how much Kevin's trip to the supermarket would cost nowadays?

Everyone has their favorite festive flicks, and Home Alone will fall into most people's lists.

In case you haven't watched it yet, it follows Kevin McAllister as he is left home alone over Christmas after his family goes on vacation and mistakenly leaves him behind.

As his family desperately tries to get home after realizing their error, two robbers attempt to make Kevin's life a misery - though he's quite the genius when it comes to property defense.

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Macaulay Culkin played Kevin during the movie. Credit: Anna Webber/Variety/Getty

During the movie, Kevin takes being left alone in his stride and even ventures to the supermarket to gather supplies, just as any adult would.

He comes back with quite the haul, but how much would it all cost today?

In a viral TikTok video, user Geoffrey Lyons crunched the numbers, and the results suggest that if Kevin were grocery shopping today, a $20 bill might not cut it as it did in the 1990 movie.

So what did Kevin buy?

Kevin's Shopping List:
  • TV dinner
  • Loaf of Wonder Bread
  • Frozen mac and cheese
  • Cling wrap
  • Half gallon (2L) of milk
  • Tide laundry detergent
  • Toilet paper
  • Half gallon (2L) of orange juice
  • Pack of army men
  • Dryer sheets

Luckily Kevin had a coupon to get $1 off the orange juice, but the total came to $19.83.

In the TikTok, Lyons meticulously breaks down the current costs for each item, revealing a staggering 248% increase in prices. The grand total for Kevin's 2023 grocery list would be a hefty $68.00, tax included.

Life was easier in 1990, wasn't it?

People expressed their shock in the comments, as one person said: "$100 bill is the new $20 bill," while a second added: "Plus it wouldn't be a $1 off coupon now, it would be 50¢ off."

A third said: "So what you’re telling me is that my kids couldn’t survive if I accidentally left them home alone to go on a trip to Paris?"

Speaking of Home Alone, Macaulay Culkin was recently honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

During which, the actor was reunited with his on-screen mother, Catherine O'Hara.

O'Hara, 69, played the role of Kate McCallister and delivered a touching speech in honor of Culkin at the event. "Home Alone was, is, and always will be a beloved global sensation," she expressed. "The reason families all over the world can't let a year go by without watching and loving Home Alone together is because of Macaulay Culkin."

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Macaulay Culkin was reunited with Catherine O'Hara. Credit: Anna Webber/Variety/Getty

Commending Culkin's "perfect performance," O'Hara continued, acknowledging the actor's effort in making acting seem like the most natural thing in the world. She praised his "sweet and twisted, yet totally relatable" comic delivery as a sign of intelligence in a child and a key to survival at any age.

Will you be rewatching Home Alone this year?

Featured image credit: Jacek Boczarski/Anadolu Agency/Getty

'Home Alone' fans shocked after learning how much Kevin's supermarket trip would cost in 2023

vt-author-image

By James Kay

Article saved!Article saved!

Home Alone is a Christmas classic that a lot of us will watch each year - but have you ever wondered how much Kevin's trip to the supermarket would cost nowadays?

Everyone has their favorite festive flicks, and Home Alone will fall into most people's lists.

In case you haven't watched it yet, it follows Kevin McAllister as he is left home alone over Christmas after his family goes on vacation and mistakenly leaves him behind.

As his family desperately tries to get home after realizing their error, two robbers attempt to make Kevin's life a misery - though he's quite the genius when it comes to property defense.

size-full wp-image-1263239295
Macaulay Culkin played Kevin during the movie. Credit: Anna Webber/Variety/Getty

During the movie, Kevin takes being left alone in his stride and even ventures to the supermarket to gather supplies, just as any adult would.

He comes back with quite the haul, but how much would it all cost today?

In a viral TikTok video, user Geoffrey Lyons crunched the numbers, and the results suggest that if Kevin were grocery shopping today, a $20 bill might not cut it as it did in the 1990 movie.

So what did Kevin buy?

Kevin's Shopping List:
  • TV dinner
  • Loaf of Wonder Bread
  • Frozen mac and cheese
  • Cling wrap
  • Half gallon (2L) of milk
  • Tide laundry detergent
  • Toilet paper
  • Half gallon (2L) of orange juice
  • Pack of army men
  • Dryer sheets

Luckily Kevin had a coupon to get $1 off the orange juice, but the total came to $19.83.

In the TikTok, Lyons meticulously breaks down the current costs for each item, revealing a staggering 248% increase in prices. The grand total for Kevin's 2023 grocery list would be a hefty $68.00, tax included.

Life was easier in 1990, wasn't it?

People expressed their shock in the comments, as one person said: "$100 bill is the new $20 bill," while a second added: "Plus it wouldn't be a $1 off coupon now, it would be 50¢ off."

A third said: "So what you’re telling me is that my kids couldn’t survive if I accidentally left them home alone to go on a trip to Paris?"

Speaking of Home Alone, Macaulay Culkin was recently honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

During which, the actor was reunited with his on-screen mother, Catherine O'Hara.

O'Hara, 69, played the role of Kate McCallister and delivered a touching speech in honor of Culkin at the event. "Home Alone was, is, and always will be a beloved global sensation," she expressed. "The reason families all over the world can't let a year go by without watching and loving Home Alone together is because of Macaulay Culkin."

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Macaulay Culkin was reunited with Catherine O'Hara. Credit: Anna Webber/Variety/Getty

Commending Culkin's "perfect performance," O'Hara continued, acknowledging the actor's effort in making acting seem like the most natural thing in the world. She praised his "sweet and twisted, yet totally relatable" comic delivery as a sign of intelligence in a child and a key to survival at any age.

Will you be rewatching Home Alone this year?

Featured image credit: Jacek Boczarski/Anadolu Agency/Getty