Many households have experienced an increase in grocery costs as supermarkets have pushed up prices.
A new survey by the Irish Independent has analysed price increases across major Irish supermarkets to find the cheapest supermarket for shoppers.
According to the data, the cost of meat and dairy has increased in particular. The study analysed how much a basket of shopping had increased across the following chains:
Supervalu-increase of €8.61 (up 19%)
Aldi-increase of €5.58 (up 17%)
Dunnes Stores-increase of €7.82( up 16%)
Tesco-increase of €3.69 (up 9%)
Lidl-increase of €2.61 (up 7%)
While all chains have shown increases, the study has shown that Aldi was the cheapest supermarket at the time data was recorded.
Although the costs on households continue to rise, the government is set to implement a number of social welfare supports over the coming weeks to protect vulnerable members of society.