The energy price cap will rise again in October, sending the average household’s yearly bill from £1,971 to £3,549.
The cap increased for approximately 22 million customers on April 1, a rise of 54%. Those on default tariffs paying by direct debit saw an increase of £693 from £1,277 to £1,971 per year.
It was then announced on Friday morning that the cap will increase again in October – this time by 80% to £3,549.
That means energy prices will have risen by some 178% from last winter.
STV News looks at how much other items – such as groceries, cinema tickets and a pint of beer – would cost had their prices increased at the same rate as gas and electricity.
In the supermarket
|Milk 4 pints||£1.27||£3.53|
|Beef mince 500g||£2.34||£6.50|
|Chicken breast 600g||£3.50||£9.73|
|Baked beans 400g||31p||86p|
|Orange juice 1,000ml||72p||£2|
|Tomato ketchup 460g||61p||£1.70|
|Bananas (pack of five)||74p||£2.06|
At the petrol station (pence per litre)
|Super unleaded petrol||183.73||510.76|
|Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)||82.82||230.24|
|Adult ticket for Rangers match at Ibrox||from £29||from £80.62|
|Adult ticket for Celtic match at Celtic Park||from £32||from £88.96|
|Pint of beer||£4.09||£11.37|
|Glass of wine 175ml||£4.13||£11.48|
|Big Mac at McDonald’s||£3.69||£10.26|
|Greggs steak bake||£2.10||£5.84|
|Netflix||£10.99 a month||£30.55|
|Sky Q, Sky TV and Netflix||£26 a month||£72.28|
Buying a house
|Average house price in Scotland||£192,000||£533,760|