UK supermarkets have been ranked from cheapest to most expensive

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A new study compiled by Which? has revealed the best choice of supermarket for a more economic weekly shop.

The consumer comparison website looked at the prices in Tesco, Aldi, Sainsbury’s, Lidl, Asda, Waitrose, Morrisons and Ocado as part of their research –  comparing trolleys of 78 items (a mix of food and household essentials).

The study, conducted in June 2020, revealed that Lidl is currently the cheapest supermarket in Britain right now.

A trolley at this supermarket totalled just £72.02.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, rival discount store Aldi came a close runner-up.

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A trolley-full at the German-born budget supermarket set buyers back £72.23.

Asda and Tesco clocked in at third and fourth – with shops costing £80.15 and £88.28 respectively.

Morrisons (£90.27) and Sainsbury’s (£93.93) sat at the higher end of the price spectrum, but there were two clear ‘leaders’ in terms of cost.

A shop at Ocado cost £109.61, whereas Waitrose turned out to be the most expensive of all at £111.77; almost £40 more expensive than Lidl.

Here’s how UK supermarkets ranked from cheapest to priciest in June 2020:

  • Lidl: £70.02
  • Aldi: £72.23
  • Asda: £80.15
  • Tesco: £88.28
  • Morrisons: £90.27
  • Sainsbury’s: £93.93
  • Ocado: £109.61
  • Waitrose: £111.77

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