Budgeting – Do you know your prices?

A wise man once said that what is not measured cannot be controlled.

So be it with your shopping bill. If you don't have even a small idea what the average price is for your groceries then how can you budget for how much you should spend?

Thankfully, the information is at hand. The National Consumer Agency did a grocery price survey in August 2008 and released the results onto their website.

The results make for fascinating reading, but there is quite a lot to take in. That is why I crunched the grocery prices down for you into two simple tables. They should give you a good idea as to what the average price is for a broad range of groceries.

I have simply averaged out the prices across the branded goods and the own brand goods.

The information is also available in a PDF file at the base of each list.

Happy shopping!

Average Price Branded Products

7 Up (2 Litre) € 2.09
Avonmore Fresh Milk (1 Litre) € 1.19
Avonmore Low Fat Milk (1 Litre) € 1.26
Batchelors Baked Beans (420 Gram) € 0.80
Budweiser Can (500 Millilitre) € 1.95
Cadburys Dairy Milk Bar (53 Gram) € 0.91
Charleville Cheddar Slices (200 Gram) (Select Cheddar) € 3.59
Chivers Jam Strawberry/Raspberry/Blkcurrant (454g) € 2.32
Club Orange (2 Litre) € 2.10
Coca Cola (2 Litre) € 2.09
Dairygold Spread (454 Gram) € 2.24
Denny Deli Style Traditonal Ham 5 Pk (100 Gram) € 2.57
Dolmio Bolognese Sauce Original (500 Gram) € 2.04
Domestos Bleach (750ml) € 1.95
Fairy Washing Up Liquid (500ml) € 1.40
Goodfellas Delicia Margherita Pizza (320 Gram) € 3.54
Guinness Draught Can (500 Millilitre) € 2.08
Hellmanns Real Mayonnaise Jar (410 Millilitre) € 2.71
Jameson Whiskey Red Seal (70 Centilitre) € 28.05
Kelloggs Cornflakes (500 Gram) € 2.37
Kelloggs Rice Krispies (450g) € 2.85
Knorr Soup Packet (any variety) (64 Gram) € 1.10
Lyons Original Blend Tea Bags (Green Box- Pyramid) (80pk) € 2.97
Muller Crunch Corner (150 Gram) € 0.93
Odlums Self Raising Flour (2Kg) € 2.22
Pampers Nappies Baby Dry 3 Midi (4-9kg/9-20lb) (38 pk) € 9.84
Pedigree Original in Loaf Dog Food – Tin (400g) € 1.00
Powers Gold Irish Whiskey (70 Centilitre) € 27.22
Whiskas Cat Food – Tin (390g) € 1.01
Wolf Blass Red Label Shiraz Cabernet (75 Centilitre) € 11.99
Yoplait Yogurt (125 Gram) any flavour € 0.70

Average price between Dunnes Stores, Tesco, SuperQuinn, SuperValue, Centra and Spar
Taken from NCA Survey August 2008

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Average Prices for Own Brand Products

White Pan Sliced € 1.03
Brown Pan Sliced € 1.07
Cream Crackers € 0.44
Baby Wipes € 2.02
Orange Juice (from concentrate) € 1.06
Tea Bags € 1.69
Fresh Milk € 1.65
Cheddar Slices € 2.23
Margherita/ Cheese & Tomato Pizza € 2.34
Breaded Cod € 3.42
Peas Garden € 2.32
Dog Food – Tin € 0.59
Cat Food – Tin € 0.62
Cornflakes € 1.81
Wheat Biscuits/Bisks € 1.41
Rice Krispies/Sn/aps € 1.90
Baked Beans € 0.39
Peas Processed € 0.44
Bolognese Sauce € 1.06
Easi Cook Rice € 1.53
Spaghetti € 1.37
Coarse Cut Marmalade € 1.17
Fine Cut Marmalade € 1.36
Jam Strawberry/Raspberry/Blkcurrant € 1.15
Self Raising Flour € 1.62
Ham slices € 1.37

Average price between Aldi, Lidl, Dunnes Stores, Tesco and SuperValue
Taken from NCA Survey August 2008

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