The price of everyday groceries such as milk, bread and pasta is expected to rise in the coming months, adding another €780 to your grocery bill.
That’s according to the Consumer Price Index which has released figures for everyday items up 5% over the past 12 months.
According to the CPI, everyday items like bread, butter, milk and pasta have all increased over the past year.
Over the past month, bread prices have increased by 1%, pasta by 3.7%, butter by 2% and milk by 0.2%.
When looking at 2021 as a whole, bread prices climbed 5.3%, pasta 6.4% and butter 2.8%.
Luckily, there are still grocery options that won’t break the bank.
Here are the cheapest options from Dunnes, Supervalu and Tesco.
Let’s start with the bread offer at Dunnes Stores.
The cheapest white sliced bread dish currently in Dunnes is their own in-store brand called “My Family Favourites” which costs 75 cents.
The Dunnes Sandwich Toaster White is also priced at 75 cents, while their sliced white bread is more expensive at 89 cents.
Next, at Dunnes Stores, it’s pasta.
Like bread, Dunnes Stores own brand of pasta is the cheapest available. Prices start at 59 cents for a 500g bag of white pasta while the cheapest bag of brown pasta is 99 cents.
A one-liter carton of whole milk costs Dunnes 85 cents, while a one-liter carton of skim milk costs 95 cents.
Dunnes Stores brand Irish Dairy Butter costs €1.49.
These races amount to a total of €6.33.
Like Dunnes, Tesco branded pasta is the cheapest on offer. A 500g bag of white spaghetti costs 49 cents and is part of their Aldi price promise.
White fusilli and penne are 59 and 69 cents respectively.
The cheapest one-liter milk carton costs 85 cents. A liter of low-fat, skim milk also costs 85 cents.
Tesco’s cheapest bread, made with thick white slices and white slices, costs 75 cents.
Their Irish Creamery Butter is €1.49.
The same groceries at Tesco cost a total of €6.46
And finally, there is SuperValu.
Like Tesco and Dunnes, SuperValu Irish Creamery Butter is the cheapest at £2.49.
SuperValu’s white loaf pan costs €1.09 while the multigrain version costs €1.25.
500g bags of pasta start at 54 cents while SuperValu’s signature pasta brand starts at 99 cents.
A one liter carton of SuperValu brand milk costs 85 cents.
Finally, the grand total of these everyday objects in Supervalu amounts to a total of €8.30
With the full effect of Brexit yet to be felt and continued supply chain constraints due to Covid-19, it is likely that there will be further food price increases in the coming months.