'I now buy economy brands' says shopper
Smartphones and their apps have been added to the typical basket of goods used to calculate inflation.
Dating agency fees have also been included for the first time to reflect the rising use of these websites, the Office for National Statistics said.
The ONS updates its 650-strong basket of goods and services annually, to better reflect public spending habits.
The BBC asked shoppers if they have noticed a change in their spending habits.
15 Mar 2011
- From the section Business