Using the data
I update the data monthly, the latest update was October 2020.
The data is stored in the following databases:
Item. Information on the consumer products: names, descriptions.
Region. The location the price quote was collected.
Date. The date on which the price quote was collected.
Prices. (Large file). This contains the price data.
If you use the data and have comments on how to make it more useful, please get in touch.
An example: pints of bitter
The humble pint of bitter is one of the most sampled prices in the UK CPI. Here is how we went from 80p a pint in 1988 to a huge range of prices, inlcuding £6 a pint today: