How the prices at NI supermarkets compare as inflation levels drop

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Food prices have become one of the biggest worries for households across Northern Ireland as they struggle to cope with the cost of living crisis.

A report by the Consumer Council this week found that found that 90% of consumers are concerned about the rising costs of basic items such as housing, energy, food, transport and telephone/mobile and broadband costs.

80% of consumers said that they are struggling with the price of food and non-alcoholic drinks.

Read more: 80% of NI consumers struggling with the price of food and non-alcoholic drinks

Just over a quarter of consumers have said they have had to reduce the quality of food they buy due to costs and around 24% have said they have been forced to skip meals in order to get by.

Food inflation in the UK is beginning to reduce, currently sitting at around 7%, which means that prices are continuing to increase, but at a lesser rate than last year when it was over 11%.

Belfast Live looked at the own brand and value ranges at Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury's in March in order to compare their prices and have checked again three months later to see if there are any differences, with some surprising results.

All three supermarkets have seen prices remain fairly steady over the past few months with only a small number of items increasing in value and roughly the same number actually reducing in price.


  • Hearty Food Co. Spaghetti Pasta 1KG - 56p

  • Grower's Harvest Chopped Tomatoes 400G - 39p

  • Hearty Food Co. Garlic Baguette 170G - 37p

  • Hearty Food Co 4 Battered White Fish Fillets 400G - £2

  • Hearty Food Co Straight Cut Chips 1.5Kg - £1.65

  • Ms Molly's Chocolate Chip Cookies 250G - 49p

  • Stockwell & Co Baked Beans In Tomato Sauce 420G - 28p

  • Stockwell & Co. Plain Flour 1.5Kg - 70p

  • Stockwell & Co Strawberry Jam 454G - 39p

  • Stockwell & Co 80 Tea Bags 200G - 89p

  • Growers Harvest Orange Juice Smooth 1L - 99p

  • Tesco Medium White Cheddar 400G- £3.20

  • Hearty Food Company Lasagne 400G -£2.49

  • Hearty Food Thin Cheese & Tomato Pizza 314G - 97p

  • Butcher's Choice 20 Pork Sausages 907G - £1.50

  • Eastman's Cooked Ham 30 Slices 400G - £2.09

  • Tesco Garden Peas 1Kg- £1.45

  • Grower's Harvest Sweetcorn 907G - £1.32

Total: £21.73

Total in January: £21.49


A green basket with an Asda logo
Asda shopper -Credit:Jason Alden/Bloomberg via Getty Images
  • JUST ESSENTIALS by ASDA Spaghetti 1KG - 56p

  • JUST ESSENTIALS by ASDA Chopped Tomatoes in Tomato Juice 400G - 35p

  • JUST ESSENTIALS by ASDA Garlic Bread Baguette 170G - 37p

  • JUST ESSENTIALS by ASDA 4 Breaded White Fish Fillets 500G - £2.50

  • JUST ESSENTIALS by ASDA Chips 1.5KG - £1.62

  • JUST ESSENTIALS by ASDA Baked Beans 410G - 27p

  • JUST ESSENTIALS by ASDA Chocolate Chip Cookies 250G - N/A

  • JUST ESSENTIALS by ASDA Plain Flour 1.5KG - 70p

  • ASDA Fruity Strawberry Jam 454G - 89p

  • JUST ESSENTIALS by ASDA 80 Tea Bags - 80p

  • JUST ESSENTIALS by ASDA Orange Juice from Concentrate 1L - £1.19

  • JUST ESSENTIALS by ASDA Mild White Cheddar Cheese 400G - £2.49

  • JUST ESSENTIALS by ASDA Beef Lasagne 400G - £1

  • JUST ESSENTIALS by ASDA Cheese & Tomato Pizza 314G - 99p

  • JUST ESSENTIALS by ASDA 20 Sausages 907G - £1.50

  • JUST ESSENTIALS by ASDA Cooked Ham Slices 400G - £1.99

  • JUST ESSENTIALS by ASDA Garden Peas in Water 900G - 84p

  • JUST ESSENTIALS by ASDA Sweetcorn in Water 652G - £1.44

Total: £19.50

Total in January: £18.24


  • Hubbard's Foodstore Spaghetti 1KG - 56p

  • Stamford Street Co. Chopped Tomatoes in Tomato Juice 400g - 39p

  • Stamford Street Garlic Baguette, Basics 170G - 36p

  • Stamford Street Co. White Fish Fillets 520G - £2.49

  • Sainsbury's Steak Cut Chips 1.5kg - £1.99

  • Stamford Street Co. Baked Beans in Tomato Sauce 400g - 27p

  • Sainsbury's Chocolate Chip Cookies 250G - 85p

  • Sainsbury's Plain Flour 1.5KG - 79p

  • Stamford Street Co. Strawberry Jam 454G- 39p

  • Stamford Street Tea Bags 80 teabags - 95p

  • Sainsbury's Smooth Pure Orange Juice 1L - £1.19

  • Sainsbury's British Mature Cheddar Cheese 400G - £3

  • Stamford Street Beef Lasagne 400G (Meal for 1) - 85p

  • Stamford Street Food Co Cheese & Tomato Pizza 309G - £1.02

  • Stamford Street Co. Thick Pork Sausages x20 1KG- £1.65

  • Stamford Street Co. Wafer Thin Ham Slices 400G - £2.09

  • Stamford Street Co. Peas 850G - 80p

  • Stamford Street Co. Sweetcorn 950G- £1.38

Total: £21.02

Total in January: £20.67

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