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This Is How Much Food Would Cost If Prices Had Risen As Fast As House Prices

You now need £253,000 to buy the average UK home. That's like paying £52 for a chicken.

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The average house in the UK now costs £253,000, according to statistics released on Monday by the Office for National Statistics.

That's 44.9 times higher than in 1971, when the typical house cost £5,632.

This is how much everyday items would have cost if they had risen at the same rate over the same period, based on housing charity Shelter's price check index: