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Credit crunch survey: how much do these cost where you live: cos I can't believe the cost of living

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cremolafoam Tue 29-Jul-08 21:57:31

Pint of milk

1 Litre of petrol

Drycleaning of 1 suit( or 2 items)

supply of 3 months oil or gas

loaf of bread( your usual)

1/2 doz free range eggs

1kg of potatoes

4 loo rolls

box of 40 tea bags

a mars bar


1 hours parking in the nearest city centre

a week's petfood


a haircut( last time what did you pay?)

a box of tissues

1 adult into cinema

Just want to work out if wher I live is any more expensive than the average.

WideWebWitch Tue 29-Jul-08 21:59:45

Pint of milk erm don't know

1 Litre of petrol
£1.20 ish

Drycleaning of 1 suit( or 2 items)
no idea

supply of 3 months oil or gas
We pay £50 a month for gas and elec

loaf of bread( your usual) £1.,20

1/2 doz free range eggs £4 ish

1kg of potatoes no idea

4 loo rolls

box of 40 tea bags

a mars bar

1 hours parking in the nearest city centre free locally

a week's petfood don't know

a haircut( last time what did you pay?) £120 every six weeks for cut and colour

a box of tissues

1 adult into cinema

kormachameleon Tue 29-Jul-08 22:05:10

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

ILikeYourSleeves Tue 29-Jul-08 22:07:01

Pint of milk: not sure, we buy litres at a time

1 Litre of petrol: £1.15 ish just now

Drycleaning of 1 suit( or 2 items): very rarely dryclean

supply of 3 months oil or gas: combined approx £200 (summer time)

loaf of bread( your usual): the kind of loaf I like is about £1.20 now! So started buying basic wholemeal for 70p

1/2 doz free range eggs: approx £1.50?

1kg of potatoes: don't know, buy what's on offer

4 loo rolls: £2 ish

box of 40 tea bags: dunno

a mars bar: 50p ish

1 hours parking in the nearest city centre: meter about 30p for 10 bloody minutes! (Glasgow). I now park miles away and walk in to town.

a week's petfood: don't own pets

a haircut( last time what did you pay?): £40

a box of tissues: dunno

1 adult into cinema: £7!!!

Where do you live cremola?

cremolafoam Tue 29-Jul-08 22:07:34

ok a litre of milk( sorry forgot)

1 Litre of petrol

Drycleaning of 1 suit( or 2 items)

supply of 3 months oil or gas

loaf of bread( your usual)

1/2 doz free range eggs

1kg of potatoes

4 loo rolls

box of 40 tea bags

a mars bar

1 hours parking in the nearest city centre

a week's petfood

a haircut( last time what did you pay?)

a box of tissues

1 adult into cinema

Just want to work out if wher I live is any more expensive than the average.

boredveryverybored Tue 29-Jul-08 22:08:22

Pint of milk - pay about £1.50 for 2ltr

1 Litre of petrol - don't drive so dunno.

Drycleaning of 1 suit( or 2 items) - no idea

supply of 3 months oil or gas - I pay gas&elec £39 per month

loaf of bread( your usual) £1.30

1/2 doz free range eggs - £2ish

1kg of potatoes £1.50ish

4 loo rolls £2

box of 40 tea bags - no idea

a mars bar - no idea

1 hours parking in the nearest city centre - dont know

a week's petfood - around £7 (fussy cat though)

a haircut( last time what did you pay?) Last time £100 for cut and colour

a box of tissues - dunno

1 adult into cinema - around £6

cremolafoam Tue 29-Jul-08 22:08:39

Co Down

littleducks Tue 29-Jul-08 22:08:48

Pint of milk- dont know always buy more

1 Litre of petrol- £1.32 (we are using tesco 5p off per litre vouchers to try and bring it down)

Drycleaning of 1 suit( or 2 items) £19 (was stained though)

supply of 3 months oil or gas £130 ish

loaf of bread( your usual) £1.20 (have been baking to try and reduce costs)

1/2 doz free range eggs £1 (from farm)

1kg of potatoes £1.58

4 loo rolls not sure

box of 40 tea bags not sure

a mars bar 40p

1 hours parking in the nearest city centre £1.20

a week's petfood no pets

a haircut( last time what did you pay?) £7.50 child

a box of tissues not sure

1 adult into cinema £7,75

LuckySalem Tue 29-Jul-08 22:11:40

I don't know them all but I'll answer what I do know.

Pint of milk - £1

1 Litre of petrol £1.15

Drycleaning of 1 suit( or 2 items) - Don't dryclean

supply of 3 months oil or gas - Just changed suppliers but it used to be £80

loaf of bread( your usual) £1.35

1/2 doz free range eggs - 12 is £1.64

1kg of potatoes - Sorry don't know

4 loo rolls - We buy 12 at £1.06

box of 40 tea bags - Don't drink tea

a mars bar - 56p

1 hours parking in the nearest city centre - £2.50

a week's petfood - £1.35

a haircut( last time what did you pay?) - £70

a box of tissues - 45p

1 adult into cinema - £3.60

cremolafoam Tue 29-Jul-08 22:12:03

litre of milk

i have changed it sorry i was harking back to an era when wegot milk deliverd-about 1975) duh

LuckySalem Tue 29-Jul-08 22:12:13

Oh sorry, Wrexham, North Wales. grin

littleducks Tue 29-Jul-08 22:12:31

are you all giving prices for 1/2 dozen eggs or a dozen? i stopped buying any supermarket eggs till asda rolled back to £2 a dozen to price match the farm but they weren;t that dear

cremolafoam Tue 29-Jul-08 22:14:32

yes 1/2 dozen

Lucky it sounds quite good in Wrexhamsmile

FrayedKnot Tue 29-Jul-08 22:17:02

Pint of milk - don;t know, we use milkman and can;t remember

1 Litre of petrol - I use diesel - £1.29

Drycleaning of 1 suit( or 2 items) - don;t know

supply of 3 months oil or gas - £180 gas & electricity

loaf of bread( your usual) - £1.00 (small loaf from farm shop)

1/2 doz free range eggs - £1.25 (farm shop)

1kg of potatoes - £1.50 (farm shop)

4 loo rolls - don;t know

box of 40 tea bags - don;t know

a mars bar - about 50p?

1 hours parking in the nearest city centre - £1.20

a week's petfood - ours is about £2.50 (1 cat)

a haircut( last time what did you pay?) - £35

a box of tissues - don;t know

1 adult into cinema - about £7? I never go!

I live in the SE

expatinscotland Tue 29-Jul-08 22:18:19

we have diesel. last time we filled it up it was £1.34/litre

we don't dry clean anything, so i have no idea, but i had a feather duvet laundered yesterday (it is too large to fit in our machine at home) and it was a tenner

in winter, our LPG tank (100ltrs) needs filled every 3 months and it costs about £400

we make all our own bread and buy hte flour and yeast in bulk

i buy eggs from local farmer up the road for 90p/one half dozen

i buy tatties in local farmer's market on wednesdays for about £1.10/kilo

we buy loo roll in bulk from Lidl so im not sure what the cost is for 4

Mars bar about 60p, i think

1 hour's parking in the nearest town is 70p

we buy petfood in bulk (have one cat who also eats what she kills quite a bit)

last time i paid for a haircut was in edinburgh about 9 months ago and it was £26

box of tissues, we just get teh Cien ones in lidl for £1.30/two pack

havent been to the cinema in years.

LuckySalem Tue 29-Jul-08 22:19:04

We buy everything from the value ranges. and regularly go to £1 shops for things or cheap little shops like that.

We can't afford much so I always use mysupermarket.com (I think that's the website, I'm tired) and will go to 4/5 shops to do the weekly shop (I hate it)

expatinscotland Tue 29-Jul-08 22:19:19

we use milkman for milk, too.

rural western scottish mainland.

OldGregg Tue 29-Jul-08 22:40:34

Pint of milk - 58p from milkman
1 Litre of petrol - £1.20 unleaded
Drycleaning of 1 suit( or 2 items) - don't know
supply of 3 months oil or gas - £550 of LPG (more in winter, less in summer, fairly large house though).

loaf of bread( your usual) - I make our bread, organic flour is £1.09 a bag and makes about 3 loaves. Sugar, salt & yeast are tiny costs.
1/2 doz free range eggs - we have our own chickens, I estimate that 6 eggs cost me about 34p in chicken food/bedding etc.
1kg of potatoes - £1.12, organic
4 loo rolls - £1.87
box of 40 tea bags - 77p
a mars bar - no idea
1 hours parking in the nearest city centre - 90p
a week's petfood - £2.94 canned dog food, approx £10 dry dog food (for a Great Dane grin)
a haircut - cut & colour £95
a box of tissues - £2.02 Kleenex Balsam
1 adult into cinema - £8.50 standard seat

Twinklemegan Tue 29-Jul-08 22:50:23

Pint of milk - 50p

1 litre of petrol - 113.9p at Tesco

Drycleaning of suit - around £20?

3 months oil or gas - don't have either. We pay £120 a month for electricity shock (all electric heating - imagine how we feel about the price rises)

Loaf of bread - £1.09 (Tesco bakery sliced)

1/2 doz free range eggs - £1.50

1kg potatoes - 65p (organic)

4 loos rolls - £1.55 (recycled)

Box of 40 tea bags - dunno, don't buy

Mars bar - 50p?

1 hour's parking in city centre - 20p for two hours on top levels (Park & Stride scheme)

A week's pet food - £4 for 2 cats

Haircut - can't remember last time I could afford this - £25?

Box of tissues - no idea

1 adult into cinema - £5?

Pint of milk- dont know

1 Litre of petrol- £1.13 (

Drycleaning of 1 suit( or 2 items) dunno

supply of 3 months oil or gas - pay £86 a month for gas and elec for 3 bed semi

loaf of bread( your usual) £1.55 (

1/2 doz free range eggs Free as I have my own hens. I sell eggs at £1 per 1/2 doz and in supermarket I think they're about £1.40

1kg of potatoes not sure

4 loo rolls not sure

box of 40 tea bags not sure

a mars bar 48p

1 hours parking in the nearest city centre don't know

a week's petfood - don't know

a haircut( last time what did you pay?) £33

a box of tissues not sure

1 adult into cinema £7,50

Ambi Tue 29-Jul-08 22:57:22

In Warrington:

Pint of milk - 42p

1 Litre of petrol - 1.12 (v cheap at Tescos atm)

Drycleaning of 1 suit( or 2 items) - Don't dryclean

supply of 3 months oil or gas - I pay £30 pm d/d, so that's £90, but I'm sure I'm uderpaying according to estimates rcvd.

loaf of bread( your usual) - £1.20

1/2 doz free range eggs - £1.39

1kg of potatoes - 79p Tescos Value salad pots

4 loo rolls - I now buy in bulk from costco, but when I used to get tesco's £1.88

box of 40 tea bags - I buy PGtips in bulk (1100) from costco for uder £11.00

a mars bar - 53p

1 hours parking in the nearest city centre - in the town centre it's £2.20 for upto 3 hrs

a week's petfood - buy in bulk again

a haircut( last time what did you pay?) £35 for cut and colour

a box of tissues - about £1.70

1 adult into cinema - £5.50

PiusIX Tue 29-Jul-08 23:01:20

Pint of milk - 40p

1 Litre of petrol - £1.35 (diesel)

Drycleaning of 1 suit( or 2 items)- £5.95

supply of 3 months oil or gas - £105

loaf of bread( your usual)- 65p

1/2 doz free range eggs - £1.38

1kg of potatoes - £1.70

4 loo rolls - £1.50

box of 40 tea bags - never touch the stuff

a mars bar - ditto

1 hours parking in the nearest city centre - £8 (Westminster!)

a week's petfood - (£12 - three cats)

a haircut( last time what did you pay?)- £6.50

a box of tissues - £1

1 adult into cinema - £7.50

OverMyDeadBody Tue 29-Jul-08 23:07:40

Pint of milk: 40p

1 Litre of petrol: dunno

Drycleaning of 1 suit( or 2 items): never dryclean

supply of 3 months oil or gas: :£120

loaf of bread( your usual): 65p

1/2 doz free range eggs: £1.80

1kg of potatoes: no idea

4 loo rolls: £1.80

box of 40 tea bags: £2 maybe? something like that

a mars bar: 45p

1 hours parking in the nearest city centre: £2

a week's petfood: no pets

a haircut( last time what did you pay?): don't get haircuts

a box of tissues: £1

1 adult into cinema: £7.50

12345678910 Fri 01-Aug-08 11:39:05

Pint of milk: 40p

1 Litre of petrol: £1.14

Drycleaning of 1 suit( or 2 items): never dryclean

supply of 3 months oil or gas: :200

loaf of bread( your usual): 1.20

1/2 doz free range eggs: £1.80

1kg of potatoes: 1.50

4 loo rolls: 2.00

box of 40 tea bags: £2 maybe? something like that

a mars bar: 50

1 hours parking in the nearest city centre: 40p

a week's petfood: £3.00

a haircut( last time what did you pay?): £33 dont go often

a box of tissues: 89p

1 adult into cinema: £7.50

i live in co down

mumfor1standmaybe2ndtime Fri 01-Aug-08 11:44:20

Pint of milk 40p

1 Litre of petrol £1.15

Drycleaning of 1 suit( or 2 items) No idea!

supply of 3 months oil or gas No idea!

loaf of bread( your usual) 75p for cheap stuff or £1.60 for 2 kingsmill

1/2 doz free range eggs £1

1kg of potatoes £1

4 loo rolls £1

box of 40 tea bags I buy 100 from 99p shop!

a mars bar 45p

1 hours parking in the nearest city centre 60p

a week's petfood we have several pets from a kitten to a horse so all combined Don't have pets

a haircut( last time what did you pay?) £18.00

a box of tissues 39p

1 adult into cinema £6

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