Cheapest supermarket in the UK named out of Aldi, Lidl, Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury’s

Cheapest supermarket in the UK named out of Aldi, Lidl, Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury’s

Aldi has beaten Lidl once again, coming in 73p cheaper on a basket of 23 items, according to the monthly supermarket price comparison by consumer champion Which?

Aldi has been named the cheapest UK supermarket once again – beating rival Lidl by 73p.

Consumer website Which? found a basket of 23 items from Aldi cost £24.24 on average in October 2021, compared to £24.97 at Lidl.

Meanwhile, the most expensive supermarket was more than £9 pricier than Aldi.

Which? found shoppers paid £33.81 last month for an equivalent basket of groceries at Waitrose.

The second priciest was found to be Ocado where the average cost was £29.95.

Out of the Big Four grocers, Asda was the cheapest, coming third overall with an average price of £25.94 for a basket of 23 items.

Sainsbury’s came fourth (£27.71) just ahead of Morrisons (£28.31) while Tesco was the most expensive (£28.64).

Which? compared the prices of own-brand and branded goods as part of its monthly supermarket check.

Food that had the biggest price differences included own-label seedless grapes and own-label melon, while PG Tips tea bags varied the most in terms of branded items.

In terms of a bigger shop, which included 77 items, Asda came out cheapest with an average price of £143.21, followed by Sainsbury’s at £145.56.

Morrisons followed in third with an average price of £150.26, then Ocado at £154.40 and Tesco with a price of £156.72.

Waitrose again came out the most expensive with the final bill coming in at £164.91.

Which? doesn’t include Aldi and Lidl in its biggest shop comparison as it includes a larger range of branded items that aren’t available in the discounters.

Aldi was also the cheapest supermarket in September 2021, but Lidl was the winner in August 2021.

Julie Ashfield, managing director of buying at Aldi, said: “We’re dedicated to providing our customers with the best prices possible for the highest quality products.

“With Christmas just around the corner, we’re proud that we’ve been yet again recognised as the UK’s Cheapest Supermarket.”

How to save money at the supermarkets
There are plenty of things you can do to save money on your food shop.

Here are some quick tips:

Look out for coupons and discount codes.
Try swapping branded goods for supermarket brands.
Always write a list – and stick to it.
Never shop hungry.
Compare prices online using Trolley.co.uk.
Freeze any leftovers to avoid food waste.
Look out for yellow stickers.
Use cashback sites like Topcashback and Quidco.
Use a basket instead of a trolley so you carry less.

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