A starbucks coffee shop will be more expensive than a loaf a day if you spend more than a day at the cafe, a new study has found.
The research, commissioned by the UK’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, found that the average cup of coffee sold in the UK costs nearly £1,100, compared to the equivalent amount of bread in a loaf.
But it found that if you are able to spend a few hours a week at the coffee shop, you could save a total of £3,100.
The average price of a cup of Starbucks coffee is £1.35.
The study found that it cost the equivalent price of £1 for a loaf to buy one of the six coffee drinks on offer.
In other words, if you spent just over three hours a day shopping for a cup, you would save nearly £3 a day.
It was a “tremendous opportunity” to save money, the study said.
Its findings come after a number of UK outlets announced plans to charge more for their drinks, with Starbucks claiming it was “the fastest growing category of drink” in the world.
The survey, conducted by consumer research firm Nielsen in December, asked people to choose the best coffees for their day, which were then priced at the average price in the market.
The report, published on Wednesday, found:Starbucks had the biggest price differential, with the average cost of a single cup of a starbuck coffee rising by nearly 30% from its current price of $2.95 to $3.90.
Starbucks also had the cheapest average price per drink in the country, with $1.05 for a standard Starbucks cup and $1 for the equivalent loaf of wheat.
Starbucks did not disclose which coffees were available at the outlets in the survey.
A spokesperson for Starbucks said the company did not “discuss pricing plans or trends”.