t-online shopping cart
Of course, this is not a price experiment with scientific accuracy. Because the t-online shopping basket – unlike the basket of the Federal Statistical Office – contains only products that can be bought in a supermarket: sliced cheese, milk, cola, pasta, fruit, vegetables, etc. And whose prices would not be affected by a discount on a tank or a ticket for 9 euros.
In addition, unlike the Federal Statistical Office, t-online did not visit several supermarkets to form an average, but only one Rewe supermarket near our editorial office in Berlin. We noted the prices on the last or penultimate day of the month between January and June, tabulated them, and then calculated the inflation rate. We also excluded promotional prices from the t-online inflation rate, as they could have greatly skewed the result.
It is striking that almost all goods in the basket have increased in price – with a few exceptions, which cost the same, or even less. For example, chocolate, salad or shampoo.
€8.50 more for the same purchase
In general, you will have to go shopping At the end of January, 60.04 euros have to pay It is now more than €8.50: 68.62 euros customers would have to commit to the same purchase at the end of June.
A slightly different picture emerges if you compare the shopping basket with what it was at the end of May. Because: In fact, many products have already increased in price by June, for example minced meat, which costs 5.98 euros from the end of April. However, for some products, you may also see a sharp price increase from April or May to June.
For example, potatoes. From April to June, they increased in price by 50 cents and now cost 2.99 euros. At the beginning of the year, customers only had to pay €2.29 for a 2.5 kilogram net. The same development can be observed with bread. A kilogram of crusty bread rose in price from 1.29 euros to 1.59 euros. It was ten cents cheaper in May.
Wine and beer are more expensive
Wine also shows a clear rise in prices over time. At the beginning of the year, a bottle of Dornfelder cost 3.99 euros, and at the end of March it was already 4.29 euros. The price initially remained stable until it jumped to €4.99 at the end of June.