Richard Davies



Price quotes


economics, business, big data, firms, wages, finance

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: