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FACTBOX: Target Canada prices versus U.S. Target prices

May 8 (Reuters) - Canadian shoppers have said they are disappointed that prices at Target's Canadian stores are higher than they are in stores in the United States. How does the perception compare to the reality?

Here's a shopping list of identical products found in a Target in Toronto and a Target in suburban Kansas City. (All prices in U.S. dollars, based on Thursday's currency conversion of $1=$1.09 Canadian, and do not include sales tax.)

PRODUCT Canadian Price U.S. Price    

Dyson DC34 vacuum $211.00 $199.99

Kitchen Aid 4-slice toaster $91.73 $69.99

Magic Juice Bullet $73.39 $79.99

Graco Nautilus carseat $229.35 $149.99

Johnson&Johnson baby powder $3.02 $3.44

Huggies diapers, 38 count $10.63 $8.99

Coke, 2L bottle $1.72 $1.25

Cheerios, 400g $3.48 $2.84

Barbie wedding set $45.86 $39.99

Monopoly game $13.75 $11.99

Lego Droid Gunship $55.04 $49.99

Frozen DVD $22.93 $19.99

Cherokee boys socks, 6 pk $5.50 $5.99

Duracell AA batteries, 20 $14.67 $12.99

Nikon D5200 DSLR camera $733.94 $749.9

SHOPPING CART TOTAL $1516.01 $1407.41

DIFFERENCE +7.7 percent

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