01 September 2010
The latest annual report comparing prices for a range of products in Jersey, Guernsey and the UK has been published by the Statistics Unit.
The June 2010 report shows that:
- direct food comparisons show that meat prices were, on average, about a quarter higher in Jersey than in the UK and the cost of fresh fruit and vegetables was almost a third higher in Jersey in June 2010
- the mean retail price of beer and lager was higher in Jersey than in the UK, by 10p and 6p per pint, respectively
- the mean retail price of a pack of 20 cigarettes was lower in Jersey than in the UK, by about 65p per pack
- the mean retail price of unleaded petrol and diesel was lower in Jersey than in the UK, by 13p per litre
- pre-tax prices for alcohol, tobacco and motor fuels were higher in Jersey than in the UK: alcohol by over a quarter and cigarettes and motor fuels (petrol and diesel) each by around two-fifths
- pre-tax prices for alcohol, tobacco and motor fuels were all slightly lower in Jersey than in Guernsey
The full 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, direct comparisons of prices are made where possible in order to give an indication of relative price levels.
Price comparison report for June 2010 (government and administration section)