Inflation: How prices for everyday items have gone up over the past 12 months | Economic news

Inflation in the UK has soared to double digits for the first time in more than four decades.

Consumer Price Index (CPI) Inflation climbed to 10.1% in the 12 months to July, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Here are some examples of how the cost of everyday goods and services has increased over the past year based on ONS data.


A general view of eggs on sale at Sainsbury's

Low fat milk 34.0%
Butter 27.1%
Pasta and couscous 24.4%
Olive oil 23.6%
Margarine and other vegetable fats 22.5%
Jams, marmalades and honey 21.2%
Sauces, condiments, salt, spices and culinary herbs 21.2%
Cheese and curd 17.9%
Ready meals 16.0%
Potatoes 15.7%
Eggs 14.6%
Yogurt 14.2%
Pork 13.2%
Edible ices and ice cream 12.9%
Fish 12.8%
Bread 11.0%
Pizzas and quiches 9.9%
Fruit 8.5%
Rice 6.7%
Sugar 5.1%


Mineral or spring waters 22.0%
Fruit and vegetable juices 14.8%
Coffee 12.0%
Tea 10.2%
Non-alcoholic beverages 7.7%
Beer 3.2%
Spirits 3.1%
Wine 2.5%

Clothes and shoes

Assortment of suit jackets on hangers in a men's clothing store for sale
Assortment of suit jackets on hangers in a men’s clothing store for sale

Clothing accessories 7.7%
Men’s clothing 7.4%
Infant and children’s clothing 7.4%
Footwear for babies and children 7.3%
Women’s clothing 6.4%
Women’s footwear 5.5%
Men’s shoes 3.9%

Electricity, gas and other fuels

Blue flames on the gas stove burner.

Liquid fuels 114.1%
Gas 95.7%
Electricity 54.0%
Solid fuels 26.9%
Household items and furniture
Garden furniture 21.1%
Heaters and air conditioners 18.2%
Irons 14.8%
Refrigerators, freezers and fridge-freezers 13.2%
Glassware and porcelain 12.8%
Ranges 8.5%
Bed linen 8.1%
Lighting equipment 7.9%
Rugs and carpets 4.9%

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Used cars 8.6%
New cars 7.3%
Bicycles 6.1%
Motorcycles 2.3%

Passenger transport

Air 37.1%
Train 9.8%
Metro and tramway 5.1%
Buses and coaches 3.8%
Sea and inland waterway 3.0%

Hospitality and leisure

Holiday centres, campsites and youth hostels 25.5%
Cinemas, theaters and concerts 14.0%
Fast food and takeaway 10.3%
Restaurants and cafes 7.5%
Canteens 6.3%
Museums, libraries and zoos 5.0%

Other hobby items

Garden products 15.1%
Pet products 13.7%
Sports equipment 11.7%
Veterinary and other pet services 9.1%
Sports equipment 8.6%
Plants and flowers 6.6%

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