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Does anybody have any 10- or 20-year+ span graphs of the cost of some / all of these that they could post?

We all spout on here about how much things have increased in cost, but really - how much did these things cost historically? Not anecdotally, but really?

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Depends what you measure it against, I already had this for Motorcycles and Cars, just added the ones above.

2005=100

200 = twice as expensive as 2005.

www.Statistics.gov.uk

British Gas bills to rise by up to 35pc

By Emma Thelwell 3:20PM BST 30 Jul 2008

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/markets/2794004/British-Gas-bills-to-rise-by-up-to-35pc.html

Millions of British Gas customers will have their energy bills hiked by 35pc this winter as the company grapples with the rising cost of energy in the UK.

Centrica, the owner of British Gas, plans to pass on rising wholesale gas and electricity prices to its 16m customers, after revealing that profits have plunged by 68pc in the six months to the end of June.

How to cut your energy bills

Those 10m customers who just take gas from the company will see their bills rocket 35pc, while the 6m paying for electricity will be hit with a 9pc increase. Of its total 16m customers, the 5m who take dual fuel will see bills rise by 25pc

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Wow. Confirms my own experience about how much things have increased. Even new cars have increased by 10% (~2.4% per year) since 2006.

Which items have decreased in that timescale in order to give a relatively small annual RPI / CPI than?

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Wow. Confirms my own experience about how much things have increased. Even new cars have increased by 10% (~2.4% per year) since 2006.

Which items have decreased in that timescale in order to give a relatively small annual RPI / CPI than?

Electronic goods, clothes, food...

It isn't necessarily going to stay that way, of course.

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Wow. Confirms my own experience about how much things have increased. Even new cars have increased by 10% (~2.4% per year) since 2006.

Which items have decreased in that timescale in order to give a relatively small annual RPI / CPI than?

New cars up at ~1.5%/year on that graph.

General downward pressure on imports of manufactured goods, and on industries that have no pricing power. Big falls (as ever) where technology moves fast, as in electronics and (especially) computing.

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New cars up at ~1.5%/year on that graph.

General downward pressure on imports of manufactured goods, and on industries that have no pricing power. Big falls (as ever) where technology moves fast, as in electronics and (especially) computing.

How much does a household spend on computing per year, compared to food, electricity, gas, and transport?

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I own a small sweet manufacturing business and some input costs are nearly double from what they were just 6 months ago.

Sunflower oil for example has gone from about 80p to 150p per litre.

The vat on our rent is up by some 1.5k and we can't offset that as we are on the flat rate vat scheme.

Overall we are about 6k a year down in higher costs.

We can't realistically increase prices.

Will wait two months to see if not increasing prices slightly increases sales but the Outlook is to fire one staff member and increase slightly the hours of the other two.

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