Quiz: How much has the cost of these everyday items increased since 2005?

 
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Many Britons have been feeling the pinch lately, with inflation rising and the weakened pound meaning previously cheap as chips trips to the sun have got more expensive.

Last month, data revealed consumer spending had dipped for the first time in almost four years, after inflation hit 2.9 per cent in May, its highest level since April 2012.

Now the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published official figures detailing how much more expensive goods and services have become in the period between 2005 and 2016.

The ONS noted that the price of technology has "dropped dramatically in the space of 11 years", highlighting a 76 per cent drop in the price of laptops, PCs and tablets.

Elsewhere, the ONS pointed out a "notable increase in food prices over the period to 2014", due to a mixture of poor weather conditions and high oil prices across the world, which increased the global prices of farmed foods.

The growth of food prices hit a plateau in the UK in 2014, when discount shops such as Aldi and Lidl gained popularity and a supermarket price war began as rival retailers took action to keep hold of customers, the ONS said.

It's also created this quiz where you can see how your estimates of price increases match up to reality. Have a go: