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Jersey / UK Regional Price Comparison report 2013

07 March 2014

The Statistics Unit has today released a new report examining consumer price levels Jersey relative to the United Kingdom.

For consumer goods and services

The report shows that in 2013:

  • price levels for consumer goods and services (excluding housing costs , health and education) in Jersey were 9% greater than the UK average. Consumer prices levels were marginally greater in Jersey than in London (by 2%)
  • price levels for Food and non-alcoholic drinks were nearly a fifth greater (19%) in Jersey than the UK average
  • there was large price variation for the expenditure categories comprising predominantly services; Household and housing services were nearly a fifth greater in Jersey (19%) than the UK average and Miscellaneous goods and services were 15% greater in Jersey
  • there was little variation in price levels for Alcohol (off-license sales) and tobacco. Price levels in Jersey and the various UK regions were similar to the UK average
  • price levels for Clothing and footwear were 8% lower in Jersey than the UK average

Including housing costs, education and health

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

Download Jersey / UK relative consumer price levels for goods and services 2013 report (size 201kb)

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