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Retail price comparisons

Annual retail price comparisons in June 2015

This report examines the rate at which prices have changed by looking at the behaviour of the groups and sections that constitute the Retail Prices Index in each jurisdiction.

Additionally, some direct comparisons of prices are made for a selection of unbranded products to give an indication of relative price levels in the UK, Guernsey and Jersey.

​Price movements

Over the ten-year period from 2005 to 2015:

  • Jersey's RPI increased by 30%
  • Guernsey's RPI increased by 32%
  • the UK's RPIJ increased by 28%

During the twelve months to June 2015:

  • Jersey's RPI increased by 0.9%
  • Guernsey's RPUI increased by 1.9%
  • the UK's RPIJ increased by 0.4%

Direct price-level comparisons between Jersey and the UK in June 2015

​Direct food price comparisons show that:

  • fresh fruit and vegetables were, respectively, about a third and two-fifths more expensive in Jersey than in the UK
  • on average, meat was a sixth more expensive in Jersey than in the UK
The mean retail price of:​
  • alcohol was higher in Jersey than in the UK
    • by 58p for a pint of bitter
    • by 46p for a pint of lager
    • by 35p for a nip of whisky
  • a pack of 20 cigarettes was £1.25 lower in Jersey than in the UK
  • unleaded petrol and diesel was lower in Jersey than in the UK, by 4p and 11p per litre respectively

Pre-tax prices

The pre-tax prices of alcohol, tobacco and motor fuels were higher in Jersey than in the UK in June 2015.

The mean pre-tax price of:

  • a pint of bitter and a pint of lager was almost £1 higher in Jersey than in the UK
  • a nip of whisky was 60p higher in Jersey
  • cigarettes was 14p per pack of 20 cigarettes higher in Jersey than in the UK
  • petrol and diesel was higher in Jersey than in the UK by around 20​p per litre

Price comparison report for June 2015

To find out more about the Retail Prices Index, visit our 'Inflation' page.

Retail prices index (inflation)

2013 comparison of Jersey and UK consumer price levels

In 2013, overall price levels for consumer goods and services (excluding housing costs, education and health) in Jersey were 9% greater than the UK average.

The percentage difference in price levels between Jersey and the UK was calculated for nine broad expenditure categories.

 

For consumer goods and services (including housing costs, education and health)

The overall price level for consumer goods and services in Jersey, including housings costs, education and health, was a fifth (20%) greater than the UK average.

Jersey / UK relative consumer price levels for goods and services 2013 report
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