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Must try harder! You clearly live for today. Does somebody else do your shopping for you, by any chance?

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  1. Based on CSO: 1914 ‘Tea, Cheapest = €9.79 (2014 price)’. Calculated based on the following logic: 1lb=453.59g. 453.59=151 bags (3g of tea/bag (80 tea bags=250g, according to Tesco)). €9.79/151=€0.06/bag. (data pulled on 31/01/18).

  2. Based on CPM12: National Average Price by Consumer Item and Month ‘Tea bags per 80’ as per 2017 M11. (data pulled on 31/01/18).

  3. Based on CSO: 1914 ‘Tea, Cheapest = €9.79 (2014 price)’. Calculated based on the following logic: 1lb=453.59g. 453.59=151 bags (3g of tea/bag (80 tea bags=250g, according to Tesco)). €9.79/151=€0.06/bag. (data pulled on 31/01/18).

  4. Based on CPM12: National Average Price by Consumer Item and Month ‘Tea bags per 80’ as per 2017 M11. (data pulled on 31/01/18).

  5. Based on 435g Tesco Irish Pork Loin Chops: Source. (data pulled on 31/01/18)

  6. Based on CSO StatBank ‘Pork chops per lb’ as per 2017 M11. (data pulled on 31/01/18).

  7. Based on HSQ06: Average Price of Houses by Area, Quarter and Statistic ‘National 2016Q4: New House Prices (Euro)’. (data pulled on 31/01/18)

  8. Based on CSO: Ireland and the EU 1973:2003. (data pulled on 31/01/18)

  9. Based on CSO: Ireland and the EU 1973:2003. (data pulled on 31/01/18)

  10. Based on Bray Wanderers FC 2018 Season Tickets. (data pulled on 31/01/18)

  11. Based on Independent IE. (data pulled on 31/01/18)

  12. Based on Independent IE. (data pulled on 31/01/18)

  13. Based on CSO: Then and Now (p76). (data pulled on 31/01/18)

  14. Based on Irish Mirror. (data pulled on 31/01/18)

  15. Based on CSO: Then and Now (p76) calculated using Irish Inflation Calculator. (data pulled on 31/01/18)

  16. Based on Wikipedia. (data pulled on 31/01/18)

  17. Based on European Audiovisual Observatory via Statista. (data pulled on 31/01/18)

  18. Based on Cineworld Dublin Ticket Prices. (data pulled on 31/01/18)

  19. Based on European Audiovisual Observatory via Statista. (data pulled on 31/01/18)

  20. Based on CSO: Then and Now (p76) calculated using Irish Inflation Calculator. (data pulled on 31/01/18)

  21. Based on Tesco Everyday Value Granulated Sugar 1kg: Source. Calculated based on the following logic: 1lbs=454g, €1.19/1000=€0.0019/g, €0.0019x454=€0.54/g). (data pulled on 3/01/18)

  22. Based on CSO: Then and Now (p76) calculated using Irish Inflation Calculator. (data pulled on 31/01/18)

  23. Based on CSO: Transport1 Ireland: Vehicles under current licesne 1985-2015. (data pulled on 31/01/18)

  24. Based on BMWi survey via Statista. (data pulled on 31/01/18)

  25. Based on BMWi survey via Statista. (data pulled on 31/01/18)

  26. Based on Publin. (data pulled on 31/01/18)

  27. Based on Numbeo. (data pulled on 31/01/18)

  28. Based on Publin. (data pulled on 31/01/18)

  29. Based on Numbeo. (data pulled on 31/01/18)

  30. Based on Tesco Tayto Cheese & Onion Crisps 35g: Source. (data pulled on 31/01/18)

  31. Based on Irish Times. (data pulled on 31/01/18)

  32. Based on Irish Times. (data pulled on 31/01/18)

  33. Based on CPM12: National Average Price by Consumer Item and Month ‘Ladies’ wash, cut and blow dry fee’ as per 2017 M11. (data pulled on 31/01/18)

  34. Based on Irish Examiner. (data pulled on 31/01/18)

  35. Based on Irish Examiner. (data pulled on 31/01/18)

  36. Based on Tesco Cadbury Dairy Milk Bar 53g: Source. (data pulled on 31/01/18)

  37. Based on Irish Times. (data pulled on 31/01/18)

  38. Based on Irish Times. (data pulled on 31/01/18)

  39. Based on CSO: Then and Now (p76) calculated using Irish Inflation Calculator. (data pulled on 31/01/18)

  40. Based on CSO: Then and Now (p76) calculated using Irish Inflation Calculator. (data pulled on 31/01/18)

  41. Based on Tesco Free Range Eggs Medium Box of 12: Source. (data pulled on 31/01/18)

  42. Based on CSO: Then and Now (p76) calculated using Irish Inflation Calculator. (data pulled on 31/01/18)

  43. Based on Tesco Fresh Milk 2L: Source. (data pulled on 31/01/18)

  44. Based on Tesco Fresh Milk 2L: Source. (data pulled on 31/01/18)

  45. Based on CSO: Then and Now (p76) calculated using Irish Inflation Calculator. (data pulled on 31/01/18)

  46. Based on Irish Central. (data pulled on 31/01/18)

  47. Based on CSO: Then and Now (p76) calculated using Irish Inflation Calculator. (data pulled on 31/01/18)

  48. Based on CPM12: National Average Price by Consumer Item and Month ‘Potatoes 7.5kg’ as per 2017 M11. (data pulled on 31/01/18)

  49. Based on CSO: Then and Now (p76) calculated using Irish Inflation Calculator. (data pulled on 31/01/18)

  50. Based on CPM12: National Average Price by Consumer Item and Month ‘Potatoes 7.5kg’ as per 2017 M11. (data pulled on 31/01/18)