YouTubers fly to Poland to do their shopping... and discover they spend less ... trends now

YouTubers fly to Poland to do their shopping... and discover they spend less ... trends now
YouTubers fly to Poland to do their shopping... and discover they spend less ... trends now

YouTubers fly to Poland to do their shopping... and discover they spend less ... trends now

Two YouTube pranksters have taken on the spiralling cost-of-living crisis with a daring challenge that answered the age-old question: 'Is it cheaper to fly to Poland to do your grocery shop?'

Josh & Archie, an entertainment duo from London, published "their video on Wednesday - the culmination of months of planning to fly to Poznan and buy a weeks' shopping for less than what they would have paid in a British supermarket.

The video, shared with their 1.47mn subscribers, saw the pair buy the shopping list of goods used by the government to measure inflation before taking a budget flight to central Europe and picking up the same items in a comparative store.

After spending the night in Poland and hauling their shop back across the continent, they totted up the difference and found the whole trip had cost them £11.14 less than the same shop at the Lidl in Clapham.

Speaking to MailOnline this evening, Josh Pieters said: 'This is not a suggestion for how people can save money. It is more of a piece to highlight the ridiculous situation we seem to find ourselves in with the way inflation is going...

'Things are just so expensive now that it is literally cheaper to hop on an aeroplane and fly to another country and buy the same basket of goods - and still save money.'

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Josh and Archie filmed the skit in August, planning to fly to Poznan to save money on a shop

Josh and Archie filmed the skit in August, planning to fly to Poznan to save money on a shop

The pair first bought all the items in the consumer price inflation basket in Clapham Lidl

The pair first bought all the items in the consumer price inflation basket in Clapham Lidl

The side-by-side cost of the two shops showed just how much cheaper it was to buy in Poland

The side-by-side cost of the two shops showed just how much cheaper it was to buy in Poland

In the video, Josh explains the consumer price inflation basket to be a governmental measure used to track the changing cost of regular goods and services.

The basket is made up of representative items such as bread, eggs and meats that consumers can be expected to buy in British stores.

The duo start their journey at Lidl in Clapham, London, buying the entire list for £164.47.

They then set about planning a cheap trip to Europe to find the same items for less, settling on Poznan in the west of Poland.

Budget airlines often run inexpensive flights to Poland from the UK and travellers can save large sums by booking in advance.

Hesitating to couch-surf, the pair spent about £56.68 on return overnight flights and a hostel, which cut largely into their budget.

But after spending only about £96.75 (converted from Zloty) on the equivalent shop in a Polish Lidl, they came out £11.14 richer for having left the country.

Speaking to MailOnline, Josh said the main

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