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The shopping list shows how much food prices have risen over the past year – from apples to meat

A kilo of baking apples rose 6p – or 3% – to £2, but the same amount of dessert apples jumped nearly 25% from £1.89 to £2.36

The increases, while relatively small, add up given the frequency of purchase of these products

Households have seen the price of some foods skyrocket more than seven times faster than the average.

The cost of the average grocery basket rose 4.2% in the year to December, the Office for National Statistics said.

This masks smaller increases for some products, but large cost increases for many others.

Supermarkets and the like know that many households keep a close eye on the cost of everyday items, so do everything to avoid raising those prices.

But ONS data shows even these have risen in price, with a typical 250g box of tea bags up 5p to £2.05 last year.

Milk, another basic purchase, rose by 3p to an average of 46p a pint.

And a typical 800g loaf of sliced ​​white bread is 3p more than a year ago at £1.07.

These increases, while relatively small, add up given the frequency of purchase of these products.







Milk, another staple buy, rose 3p to an average of 46p a pint
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The ONS data also highlights the wide variation in cost increases for fruit and vegetables.

For example, a kilo of baking apples rose 6p – or 3% – to £2, but the price of the same quantity of dessert apples jumped almost 25%, from £1.89 to £2. £.36.

Some of the biggest increases have been seen in the cost of fresh meat.

Lamb chops have risen by almost 9% per kilo over the past year, from an average of £13.46 to £14.65.

A kilo of ground beef jumped 25% from £5.09 to £6.39.







A kilo of ground beef jumped 25% from £5.09 to £6.39
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And the cost of a Sunday roast has soared, with the price of a kilo of roast beef jumping from £8.81 to £11.33 – a jump of 29%.

Yet the largest overall increase seen in ONS data for December was in margarine, where the price of an average 500g tub had risen by 31% over the past year, from 1.35 £ to £1.77.

Among all the increases, the ONS found that some items were actually cheaper than a year ago.

Bananas, another regular purchase for many households, cost an average of 83p a kilo last month, down from 79p in May but 2p less than a year ago.

See how your cart has changed over the past year

Minced meat (per kilo)

December 2020 – £5.09
December 2021 – £6.39
Up to – £1.30 (25%)

Rumpsteak (per kilo)

December 2020 – £14.46
December 2021 – £16.27
Up to – £1.81 (12.5%)

Roast beef (per kilo)

December 2020 – £8.81
December 202 – £11.33
Up to – £2.52 (28.6%)

Lamb chops (per kilo)

December 2020 – £13.48
December 2021 – £14.65
Up to – £1.17 (8.7%)

Pork loin – (per kilo)

December 2020 – £6.06
December 2021 – £6.51
Up to – 45p (7.4%)

Back bacon (per kilo)

December 2020 – £6.69
December 2021 – £7.11
Up to – 42p (6.3%)

pork sausages

December 2020 – £4.89
December 2021 – £5.31
Up to – 42p (8.6%)

Salmon fillets (per kilo)

December 2020 – £13.94
December 2021 – £14.92
Up to – 98p (7%)

Tea bags (per 250g)

December 2020 – £2
December 2021 – £2.05
Up to – 5p (2.5%)

Instant coffee (100g pot)

December 2020 – £2.94
December 2021 – £3.02
Up to – 8p (2.7%)

White sandwich bread (800g)

December 2020 – £1.04
December 2021 – £1.07
Up to – 3p (2.9%)

Granulated sugar (per kilo)

December 2020 – 71p
December 2021 – 72p
Up – 1p (1.4%)

Wholesale sliced ​​bread (800g)

December 2020 – £1.05
December 2021 – £1.09
Up to – 4p (3.8%)

Spreadable butter (500g)

December 2020 – £3.13
December 2021 – £3.47
Up to – 34p (10.8%)

Margarine/low fat spread (500g)

December 2020 – £1.35
December 2021 – £1.77
Up to – 42p (31%)

pint of milk

December 2020 – 43p
December 2021 – 46p
Increase – 3p (6.9%)

Potatoes (per kilo)

December 2020 – £1.30
December 2021 – £1.38
Up to – 8p (6.1%)

Cauliflower

December 2020 – 75p
December 2021 – 91p
Up to – 16p (21.3%)

Mushrooms (per kilo)

December 2020 – £2.99
December 2021 – £3.23
Up to – 24p (8%)

Baking apples (per kilo)

December 2020 – £1.94
December 2021 – £2
Up to – 6p (3%)

Dessert apples (per kilo)

December 2020 – £1.89
December 2021 – £2.36
Up to – 47p (24.8%)

Pears (per kilo)

December 2020 – £1.91
December 2021 – £2.35
Up to -44p (23%)

Grapes (per kilo)

December 2020 – £3.83
December 2021 – £4.10
Up to – 27p (7%)

Tomatoes (per kilo)

December 2020 – £2.23
December 2021 – £2.41
Up to – 18p (8%)

Onions (per kilo)

December 2020 – 83p
December 2021 – 88p
Up to – 5p (6%)

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