Monday, April 21, 2008

Standard purchases

The Evening Standard in London is kindly keeping track of prices in the capital (which apparently are escalating wildly beyond those in the provinces). The paper's "Lifestyle Index" measures inflation against a basket of everyday essentials. These include a medium avocado, salmon fillets, a dozen free-range eggs and annual membership of Cannons Health Club. Instantly recognisable purchases to the average shopper in Woolwich or New Cross.

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