The Cost of Living - Managing your finances

Discussion in 'Jobs (Discussion)' started by fishfingers, Aug 20, 2006.

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  1. Just got this snippet of information from The Motley Fool website (financial website), makes your bloody eyes water living in the UK:

    Following on from a poster asking for the cost of
    living in the UK, I had a quick check on various
    TMF boards for stated monthly living costs. The
    table may help give a general idea of living costs,
    but there will be significant variation depending
    on circumstance.

    Category Monthly cost Sample

    Mortgage / rent £465.00 24
    Council tax £94.25 18
    Electricity £34.73 22
    Gas £29.35 19
    Water £27.71 18
    Telephone £28.07 16
    Mobile phone £40.10 21
    Petrol / diesel £85.44 19
    TV Licence £10.50 19
    Sky £27.04 12
    Internet £15.46 14
    H/C insurance £19.36 21
    Groceries £253.20 25
    Clothing £54.12 17
    Car tax £13.66 16
    Car insurance £36.36 19
    Car MOT £9.35 10
    Other travel £91.19 13
    B'days / Xmas £30.79 19
  2. What is the meaning of the number following each of the costs? And the figure for rent/mortgage is less than I reckon it should be.

    (I haven't yet looked properly at the other costs.)

    Edit:Whoops, sorry. I have scrolled to the top of the page of the source website, to reveal that the last number is the sample size - number of people supplying information.
  3. Ah the good old Rip Off UK PLC.

    Feck living there again.