'Average weekly shop would cost £450 if based on UK house price inflation' - Shelter

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Published by Jon Land for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Bill Payments

An average family’s weekly shop would cost £453 if food had risen in line with UK house prices over the last 40 years, according to figures published by Shelter today. To highlight the extent of the UK’s dysfunctional housing market, the housing charity analysed the cost of a typical weekly shop for a family of four based on house price inflation since 1971. At that time the weekly shop cost £10.40, and the average home £5,632. By 2011 the price of the average home ...

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