The stealth-priced goods that will blow your wallet apart
We’re always looking for ways to make savings and one way to do that is to not buy stuff that has ROCKETED in price over the past year. But how do we know just what those items are? Well, if a new list, published by the Telegraph, is to be believed, these are.
The headline rate of inflation (or Retail Price Index) currently stands at 4.7%, but here’s a list of items that have soared in price above and beyond that figure. So if you can’t get this stuff on special offer anywhere, these are the ones that will be eating the hardest into your shopping budget...
- Home-grown lamb (pictured, up 11.7%)
- Butter 26.4%
- Car tax and insurance (33.4%)
- Tea (14.6%)
- Cigarettes (8.8%)
- Processed fruit (9.7%)
- Fresh fish (11.5%)
- Women’s outerwear (16%, with the menular equivalent up by 12.1%)
- Oil fuel (up 19%)
- Soft drinks (up 10.1%)