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Toilet Paper Calculation Thread

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Toilet Paper Calculation Thread

I have been posting this to individual threads so i figure i would just create a thread that gets updated and we have historical record. Here are some stats i have so far, please note all prices are SALE prices for when i see them in a flyer or if someone posts a deal in HOT Deals section.

If you need something calculated then please PM me or post it here for me to calculate, I can add it in this thread. I will need date, store, brand, price, # of rolls, sheets per roll, ply, size of sheets - Optional: If doable, weight of the toilet paper roll, and weight of the cylinder when empty so we can do pricing with weight as well.

Note: TP is ranked by $/Sheet.

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Rank    Date        Store                      Brand                    Price       Size         Sheets / R       Ply     $ / Kg    Kg / 1000 Sheets      $ / sq ft          $ / Sheet           $/ 1000 Sheets

 1    4-Mar-18   Vintage 2008  Cottenelle - Hypo Alergenic (Omakase)    $3.00     12 Rolls   250 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                                 $0.0078 / Sq Ft  $0.00100000 / Sheet   $1.0000 / 1000 Sheets
 2   15-Jul-16    No Frills                    Royale                   $7.97     30 Rolls   253 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                                                  $0.00105007 / Sheet   $1.0501 / 1000 Sheets
 3    1-Mar-18    No Frills           Royale Original (easy-e)          $7.97     30 Rolls   253 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply  $2.63 / Kg   0.3992 Kg/1000    $0.0098 / Sq Ft  $0.00105007 / Sheet   $1.0501 / 1000 Sheets
 4    4-Apr-18    No Frills         Royale Original (matttheman)        $7.97     30 Rolls   253 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                                 $0.0098 / Sq Ft  $0.00105007 / Sheet   $1.0501 / 1000 Sheets
 5   15-Jul-16      Costco                    Cascade                   $14.49    40 Rolls   330 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                                                  $0.00109773 / Sheet   $1.0977 / 1000 Sheets
 6   14-Aug-17     Walmart             Price First (chrl120)            $3.82     24 Rolls   135 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                                 $0.0113 / Sq Ft  $0.00117901 / Sheet   $1.1790 / 1000 Sheets
 7   13-Jul-17     Staples                    Cashmere                  $3.77     12 Rolls   253 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                                 $0.0115 / Sq Ft  $0.00124177 / Sheet   $1.2418 / 1000 Sheets
 8   25-Jul-16      Costco                    Kirkland                  $15.99    30 Rolls   425 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                                 $0.0101 / Sq Ft  $0.00125412 / Sheet   $1.2541 / 1000 Sheets
 9    3-Apr-18    Maxi & Cei             Cashmere (eunoia)              $4.77     15 Rolls   253 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                                 $0.0117 / Sq Ft  $0.00125692 / Sheet   $1.2569 / 1000 Sheets
 10  10-Apr-18    Superstore             Cashmere (eunoia)              $4.77     15 Rolls   253 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                                 $0.0117 / Sq Ft  $0.00125692 / Sheet   $1.2569 / 1000 Sheets
 11   3-Mar-18   Vintage 2008      Royale - Kitten Soft (Omakase)       $3.00     12 Rolls   192 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                                 $0.0075 / Sq Ft  $0.00130208 / Sheet   $1.3021 / 1000 Sheets
 12  25-Feb-18     Safeway         Royale Original (fred koenig)        $3.98     12 Rolls   253 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply  $3.00 / Kg   0.4374 Kg/1000    $0.0122 / Sq Ft  $0.00131094 / Sheet   $1.3109 / 1000 Sheets
 13  27-Feb-18    Maxi & Cei             Cashmere (eunoia)              $4.98     15 Rolls   253 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                                 $0.0122 / Sq Ft  $0.00131225 / Sheet   $1.3123 / 1000 Sheets
 14  14-Jul-16      Sobeys                    Cashmere                  $3.99     12 Rolls   253 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                                                  $0.00131423 / Sheet   $1.3142 / 1000 Sheets
 15   1-Jan-01     Walmart               Cashmere (Wongmb)              $9.99     30 Rolls   253 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                                 $0.0122 / Sq Ft  $0.00131621 / Sheet   $1.3162 / 1000 Sheets
 16  14-Jul-16    Canadian T                  Cashmere                  $4.00     12 Rolls   253 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                                                  $0.00131752 / Sheet   $1.3175 / 1000 Sheets
 17  14-Jul-16     Shoppers                   Cashmere                  $4.00     12 Rolls   253 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                                                  $0.00131752 / Sheet   $1.3175 / 1000 Sheets
 18   2-Mar-18     Walmart           Great Value (elitegundam)          $16.87    30 Rolls   425 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                                 $0.0123 / Sq Ft  $0.00132314 / Sheet   $1.3231 / 1000 Sheets
 19   5-Feb-18      Costco                    Kirkland                  $16.99    30 Rolls   425 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply  $3.13 / Kg   0.4254 Kg/1000    $0.0108 / Sq Ft  $0.00133255 / Sheet   $1.3325 / 1000 Sheets
 20  11-Dec-16      Amazon                    Cashmere                  $8.77     24 Rolls   253 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                                 $0.0134 / Sq Ft  $0.00144433 / Sheet   $1.4443 / 1000 Sheets
 21  24-Aug-17      Costco                Purex (S0lidus)               $13.99    40 Rolls   234 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                                 $0.0139 / Sq Ft  $0.00149466 / Sheet   $1.4947 / 1000 Sheets
 22  16-Aug-16      Costco                    Cashmere                  $14.99    32 Rolls   293 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                                 $0.0152 / Sq Ft  $0.00159876 / Sheet   $1.5988 / 1000 Sheets
 23  12-Nov-17      Costco             Cashmere (PointsHubby)           $14.99    40 Rolls   234 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                                 $0.0149 / Sq Ft  $0.00160150 / Sheet   $1.6015 / 1000 Sheets
 24  21-Apr-18     Shoppers     Royale Vel (takemetothebrid) -$1 Cpn    $2.99     12 Rolls   154 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                                 $0.0150 / Sq Ft  $0.00161797 / Sheet   $1.6180 / 1000 Sheets
 25  25-Feb-18     Walmart        Purex Pure Comfort (fred koenig)      $9.93     24 Rolls   253 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply  $3.84 / Kg   0.4264 Kg/1000    $0.0152 / Sq Ft  $0.00163538 / Sheet   $1.6354 / 1000 Sheets
 26  14-Jul-16    Canadian T                  Cashmere                  $9.99     24 Rolls   253 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                                                  $0.00164526 / Sheet   $1.6453 / 1000 Sheets
 27   9-Jun-18      Costco             Cashmere (Shawzborne)            $15.99    40 Rolls   234 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                                 $0.0159 / Sq Ft  $0.00170833 / Sheet   $1.7083 / 1000 Sheets
 28  25-Feb-18      Costco          Purex Premium (fred koenig)         $15.99    40 Rolls   234 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                                 $0.0159 / Sq Ft  $0.00170833 / Sheet   $1.7083 / 1000 Sheets
 29   1-Jan-01     Loblaws            Cashmere Select (Wongmb)          $8.88     30 Rolls   163 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                                 $0.0170 / Sq Ft  $0.00181595 / Sheet   $1.8160 / 1000 Sheets
 30   2-Feb-17      Amazon                Cottenelle Clean              $8.48     24 Rolls   190 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                                 $0.0175 / Sq Ft  $0.00185965 / Sheet   $1.8596 / 1000 Sheets
 31   1-May-18    Home Depot      Cottenelle Ultra (Calendar2018)       $6.98     24 Rolls   154 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                                 $0.0177 / Sq Ft  $0.00188853 / Sheet   $1.8885 / 1000 Sheets
 32  21-Jun-17    Home Depot              Cottenelle Ultra              $7.00     24 Rolls   154 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                                 $0.0178 / Sq Ft  $0.00189394 / Sheet   $1.8939 / 1000 Sheets
 33   7-Apr-18      Amazon    Charmin * w $3 CPn + -15%  (chinesepig)   $5.48     9 Rolls    308 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                                 $0.0184 / Sq Ft  $0.00197691 / Sheet   $1.9769 / 1000 Sheets
 34   1-Jun-17      Amazon              Cottenelle Ultra Cpn            $34.91   108 Rolls   154 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                                 $0.0197 / Sq Ft  $0.00209897 / Sheet   $2.0990 / 1000 Sheets
 35  21-Apr-18     Shoppers         Royale Vel (takemetothebrid)        $3.99     12 Rolls   154 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                                 $0.0201 / Sq Ft  $0.00215909 / Sheet   $2.1591 / 1000 Sheets
 36   5-Dec-16     London D               Cottenelle Clean              $4.99     12 Rolls   190 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                                 $0.0206 / Sq Ft  $0.00218860 / Sheet   $2.1886 / 1000 Sheets
 37   4-Jan-17      Amazon                Cottenelle Ultra              $8.53     24 Rolls   154 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                                 $0.0217 / Sq Ft  $0.00230790 / Sheet   $2.3079 / 1000 Sheets
 38  14-Mar-17      Costco                 Charmin Ultra                $17.99    36 Rolls   209 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                                 $0.0204 / Sq Ft  $0.00239102 / Sheet   $2.3910 / 1000 Sheets
 39  25-Sep-16     Walmart                    Charmin                   $8.93     16 Rolls   231 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                                                  $0.00241613 / Sheet   $2.4161 / 1000 Sheets
 40   1-Jun-17     Walmart             Charmin Ultra Soft/St            $8.93     16 Rolls   231 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                                 $0.0224 / Sq Ft  $0.00241613 / Sheet   $2.4161 / 1000 Sheets
 41   5-Feb-18      Amazon     Cottenelle Ultra Cmf (EasyCompany251)    $8.99     24 Rolls   154 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                                 $0.0228 / Sq Ft  $0.00243236 / Sheet   $2.4324 / 1000 Sheets
 42   8-Nov-16    Canadian T               Charmin Ultra                $7.99     20 Rolls   164 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                                 $0.0226 / Sq Ft  $0.00243598 / Sheet   $2.4360 / 1000 Sheets
 43   7-Apr-18      Amazon        Charmin * w $3 Cpn (chinesepig)       $6.98     9 Rolls    308 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                                 $0.0234 / Sq Ft  $0.00251804 / Sheet   $2.5180 / 1000 Sheets
 44  26-Sep-16      Costco                  Charmin Soft                $18.99    36 Rolls   209 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                                                  $0.00252392 / Sheet   $2.5239 / 1000 Sheets
 45   8-Sep-16      Costco                  Charmin Soft                $16.99    30 Rolls   220 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                                                  $0.00257424 / Sheet   $2.5742 / 1000 Sheets
 46  23-Feb-18    Superstore   Charmin Ultra Strong/Soft (smackioio)    $11.98    20 Rolls   231 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                                 $0.0241 / Sq Ft  $0.00259307 / Sheet   $2.5931 / 1000 Sheets
 47   7-Apr-18      Amazon      Charmin * w $3 CPn + -5%  (Alekxqin)    $6.63     9 Rolls    284 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                                 $0.0241 / Sq Ft  $0.00259390 / Sheet   $2.5939 / 1000 Sheets
 48  14-Jul-16    Wholesale                   Cashmere                  $15.97    24 Rolls   253 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                                                  $0.00263011 / Sheet   $2.6301 / 1000 Sheets
 49   2-Dec-17      Amazon          Charmin Ultra Soft (Yingle)         $17.94    24 Rolls   284 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                                 $0.0245 / Sq Ft  $0.00263204 / Sheet   $2.6320 / 1000 Sheets
 50  25-Feb-18      Amazon      Charmin Ultra Strong ( evangelionli)    $9.93     12 Rolls   308 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                                 $0.0250 / Sq Ft  $0.00268669 / Sheet   $2.6867 / 1000 Sheets
 51  15-Jul-16     Walmart                    Charmin                   $9.93     16 Rolls   231 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                                                  $0.00268669 / Sheet   $2.6867 / 1000 Sheets
 52   7-Apr-18     Walmart           Charmin Ultra Strong (k85)         $9.98     16 Rolls   231 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                                 $0.0251 / Sq Ft  $0.00270022 / Sheet   $2.7002 / 1000 Sheets
 53   7-Jan-18      Amazon                Cottenelle Ultra              $9.98     24 Rolls   154 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                                 $0.0254 / Sq Ft  $0.00270022 / Sheet   $2.7002 / 1000 Sheets
 54   5-Dec-16     London D               Cottenelle Ultra              $4.99     12 Rolls   154 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                                 $0.0254 / Sq Ft  $0.00270022 / Sheet   $2.7002 / 1000 Sheets
 55  14-Mar-17    Superstore                  Charmin                   $9.98     24 Rolls   154 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                                 $0.0251 / Sq Ft  $0.00270022 / Sheet   $2.7002 / 1000 Sheets
 56  27-Feb-18      Costco         Charmin Blue Ultra ($4.40 off)       $17.99    30 Rolls   221 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                                 $0.0219 / Sq Ft  $0.00271342 / Sheet   $2.7134 / 1000 Sheets
 57   2-Aug-17      Costco               Charmin Ultra Soft             $17.99    30 Rolls   221 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                                 $0.0219 / Sq Ft  $0.00271342 / Sheet   $2.7134 / 1000 Sheets
 58   4-Jan-17      Amazon                Cottenelle Ultra              $5.10     12 Rolls   154 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                                 $0.0259 / Sq Ft  $0.00275974 / Sheet   $2.7597 / 1000 Sheets
 59  25-May-17      Amazon                    Charmin                   $15.72    18 Rolls   300 Sheets / Roll   3 Ply                                 $0.0273 / Sq Ft  $0.00291111 / Sheet   $2.9111 / 1000 Sheets
 60  22-Jan-18      Amazon               Charmin Ultra Soft             $10.75    12 Rolls   284 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                                 $0.0293 / Sq Ft  $0.00315434 / Sheet   $3.1543 / 1000 Sheets
 61  25-Aug-16    Superstore                  Charmin                   $8.98     18 Rolls   154 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                                                  $0.00323954 / Sheet   $3.2395 / 1000 Sheets
 62  25-Aug-16     Walmart                    Charmin                   $19.97    30 Rolls   198 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                                                  $0.00336195 / Sheet   $3.3620 / 1000 Sheets
 63  23-Feb-18      Costco              Charmin Blue Ultra              $22.39    30 Rolls   221 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                                 $0.0272 / Sq Ft  $0.00337707 / Sheet   $3.3771 / 1000 Sheets
 64   7-Apr-18      Amazon             Charmin  (chinesepig)            $9.98     9 Rolls    308 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                                 $0.0335 / Sq Ft  $0.00360029 / Sheet   $3.6003 / 1000 Sheets
 65   4-Mar-18      Amazon        Charmin Ultra Strong (Chocolinx)      $29.28    24 Rolls   308 Sheets / Roll   2 Ply                                 $0.0368 / Sq Ft  $0.00396104 / Sheet   $3.9610 / 1000 Sheets
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Bum & PeePee wiping analytics
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This is the cr@ppiest thread I've seen in here...

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How many squares are in a foot? Is each square a standard size or do some companies make their squares larger than others?
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I like Kirkland over any others because it's doesn't break easily meaning less bits and pieces sticking to your um um.
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This is a pretty good start, but you have to consider quality per sheet as well (ie, thicker toilet paper = less sheets used overall). Not quite sure how you'd measure that though, It'd probably vary too much person to person (even poop to poop).
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I use an app to calculate the price per square metres for the few brands I've used (Purex, Charmin, PC) and the least expensive so far is:

Loblaws PC Super Soft Ultra
$15.47 for 30 rolls, each roll having 4.24958 m^2 area

which is $0.1213 / m ^2, or $0.011269135 / feet ^2, i.e. just a little more than your Costco Kirkland record.

Btw if you wanna share spreadsheet data, use a spreadsheet. Tried Google Sheets yet?
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hamandcheese wrote:
Feb 3rd, 2017 11:12 am
How many squares are in a foot? Is each square a standard size or do some companies make their squares larger than others?
some brands have bigger sheets and some brands have smaller sheets. I use sheet size to calculate overall area.
Zewo wrote:
Feb 3rd, 2017 3:39 pm
This is a pretty good start, but you have to consider quality per sheet as well (ie, thicker toilet paper = less sheets used overall). Not quite sure how you'd measure that though, It'd probably vary too much person to person (even poop to poop).
I suppose that's a personal preference, can't give it a numeric value ;)
cmchiu wrote:
Feb 3rd, 2017 4:19 pm
I use an app to calculate the price per square metres for the few brands I've used (Purex, Charmin, PC) and the least expensive so far is:

Loblaws PC Super Soft Ultra
$15.47 for 30 rolls, each roll having 4.24958 m^2 area

which is $0.1213 / m ^2, or $0.011269135 / feet ^2, i.e. just a little more than your Costco Kirkland record.

Btw if you wanna share spreadsheet data, use a spreadsheet. Tried Google Sheets yet?
If you pm me the sheet size, price, rolls (no double roll bs), and sheets per roll ill add it above.



I figured i'd create a thread as there are new threads everyday about good deals on TP and almost none are great deals, this way we can have record of what was on sale and for how much and all the other variables associated with it.
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hamandcheese wrote:
Feb 3rd, 2017 11:12 am
How many squares are in a foot? Is each square a standard size or do some companies make their squares larger than others?
$/sqft is a pretty good benchmark but OP doesn't have data for a lot of it.
It also doesn't help that they change on occasion.
My beloved Charmin used to be like 11x12 (or something) and now it's 10x10.
Zewo wrote:
Feb 3rd, 2017 3:39 pm
This is a pretty good start, but you have to consider quality per sheet as well (ie, thicker toilet paper = less sheets used overall). Not quite sure how you'd measure that though, It'd probably vary too much person to person (even poop to poop).
Even 2ply to 3ply.
I think Charmin is 3ply whereas some (most) of those are 2ply.
I use like 7 squares per wipe with Charmin.
When I use a cheaper toilet paper (especially that 1/2 ply you get in public toilets) I use like a half mile.
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Some of the items that are missing calculations because i do not have that data.

As for usage of TP. Men seem to be able to adjust based on quality and type of TP. Women preemptively grab their usual set number of squares.
death_hawk wrote:
Feb 3rd, 2017 5:00 pm
$/sqft is a pretty good benchmark but OP doesn't have data for a lot of it.
It also doesn't help that they change on occasion.
My beloved Charmin used to be like 11x12 (or something) and now it's 10x10.


Even 2ply to 3ply.
I think Charmin is 3ply whereas some (most) of those are 2ply.
I use like 7 squares per wipe with Charmin.
When I use a cheaper toilet paper (especially that 1/2 ply you get in public toilets) I use like a half mile.
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Your data is more thorough than mine.
Great thread! Even these numbers alone help.
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Great post.

Obviously a lot of thought, time & energy went into this. And I thank you, for all kidding aside, I think you've done something very worthwhile.
porksoda wrote:
Feb 3rd, 2017 8:53 pm
Some of the items that are missing calculations because i do not have that data.

As for usage of TP. Men seem to be able to adjust based on quality and type of TP. Women preemptively grab their usual set number of squares.
And I agree about the differences between men & women. Ask any man who's lived solo then with a woman how much the consumption of TP went up in the household, or the type. My lovely wife prefers 3 ply over 2, and Ultra or Soft. As long as it isn't the Publc Toilets "Waxy 1 Ply" then I don't care so much.
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Apologies from the Newbie.

Clearly I did the above Quote wrong.

The first sentence was stated by Porksoda, and the last paragraph were my comments in reply.

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