But are we getting the best deal and the best value for money?
As Britain enters recession from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is now more important than ever to save money where possible for most.
A new analysis from which? revealed which supermarket gave customers the most bang for their buck in July this year.
Which? compared the prices of a cart of 85 items, including food, drink and household items.
On average, buyers are said to have paid Aldi £ 78.50, narrowly beating rival discount Lidl by just 96 pence.
Meanwhile, one of the larger mainstream supermarkets cost almost £ 44 more than Aldi for the same grocery cart.
Here are the supermarket prices for July at all major UK chains including Tesco, Aldi, Lidl, Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Ocado and Waitrose.
Aldi came out the cheapest overall at just £ 78.50, while Asda was the cheapest ‘big four’ supermarket, with the cart rolling at £ 88.29.
At the other end of the scale, the high-end chain Waitrose was costing almost £ 44 more than Aldi, at £ 122.47.
The grocery items with the biggest price differences included own-brand shrimp (where there was a £ 3.34 difference between Aldi and Waitrose) and own-brand chicken drumsticks, which had a difference of 1 , £ 48.
In terms of branded items, the biggest difference was in a “popular” pizza brand, which was 75p more expensive at Waitrose than at Aldi, according to the analysis.
When it came to branded groceries, the biggest difference was in a popular pizza brand, which was 75p more expensive at Waitrose than at Aldi.
Tesco and Morrisons are in the middle of the price table, Tesco at £ 98.48 and Morrisons at £ 99.30. A little more expensive than that was Sainsbury’s, which made triple digits at £ 103.26.
The Ocado online supermarket was the second most expensive, with an 85-item cart totaling £ 117.85.
Here are the cheapest UK supermarkets in July 2020
- Aldi – £ 78.50
- Lidl – £ 79.46
- Asda – 88,29 £
- Tesco – 98,48 £
- Morrisons – 99,30 £
- Sainsbury’s – 103,26 £
- Ocado – 117,85 £
- Waitrose – 122,47 £