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England is second most expensive place to purchase consumer goods

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by Kay Mitchell
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According to research by price comparison website, PriceRunner.co.uk, London is the second most expensive place to buy popular consumer goods with Norway’s capital, Oslo, as the most expensive.

The PriceRunner research studied the price of 26 popular consumer goods in 29 cities around the world. Where possible, 3 prices for each product were found and an average worked out.

The research showed that a list of 26 products were 38% more expensive in England than the international average. English shoppers are paying over the odds for a variety of consumer goods with a Microsoft Xbox costs £269.66 in England compared to £178.63 in New York and £161.73 in Tokyo.

Shoppers in England pay more than the average for a variety of consumer goods with a Microsoft Xbox costing an average £269.66 in England compared to £178.63 in New York and £161.73 in Tokyo.

A litre of milk, a bottle of Absolut Vodka, a can of Coca-Cola, cigarettes and a Big Mac burger are among the products which cost more in Oslo than in any of the other 28 cities surveyed.

Furthermore, cigarettes have gradually become more expensive in England. 20 Marlboro Lights has increased from £4.95 in 2003 to an average £5.33 currently. 20 Marlboro Lights can be purchased for just 92p in Shanghai.

Mattias Berg of PriceRunner said Brits pay more than many other countries on a number of key consumer items. Beijing is the cheapest of all 28 cities surveyed for the full list of 26 items. Prices in the Chinese city were 47% below the international average.

Electrical goods are the cheapest in Tokyo, Japan, with the Nintendo Wii costing £107.22, compared to £192.99 in the UK.

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