Tobacco prices in the UK were 94% above the EU27 average in 2012, with only Norway (170% above) and Ireland (99% above) being more expensive, according to new figures recorded by ONS and published today by Eurostat as part of a price survey on food, beverages and tobacco.
Alcohol prices in the UK were 43% above the EU27 average, with Norway the most expensive (188% above the average) and Macedonia the cheapest (35% below the average).
Overall food and non-alcoholic beverages prices in the UK were only 4% above the EU27 average with, again, Norway seeing the highest prices (86% above) and Macedonia seeing the lowest (42% below).
However, the UK was 11% below the EU27 average for bread and cereal prices, with Norway (83% above) and Macedonia (46% below) again being most and least expensive respectively.
Meat costs in the UK were exactly in line with the EU27 average with Switzerland (121% above) being the most expensive and Albania (48% below) being least expensive.
Milk, cheese and egg prices in the UK were 7% above the average, with Norway being the most expensive (114% above) and Poland being the least expensive (37% below).
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