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How "average" is your spending?

28th January 2018

Do you spend £80 on transport per week? Or maybe you find yourself forking out £25 per week on clothing and footwear? If so, you’re an “average” spender!

If your weekly household spending is about £550, then you’re just about average for people living in the UK, according to the latest available figures.

The math whizzes at the Office of National Statistics have revealed a typical household spent £554.20 per week in the financial year ending in April 2017. 

A total of £79.70 of this went on transport. But, perhaps surprisingly, (with all the school runs and 5-a-side games) households without children spent a higher proportion of their total spending on transport than those with children. 

Below are some of the categories and the average spend on each; per household, per week. How do you measure up to the “average” household?

We also found it interesting that the average weekly spending of a 15-year-old was more than three times that of a 7-year-old.

And did you know the average spend of £554.20 could differ by more than £200, depending on whereabouts you live? (In London and the South East it was more than £600, while in the North East is was £437). You’re also more likely to spend less if you live in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.

If you’re looking to save money, become a Tamba member and save £££££ on top brands like Clarks and Mothercare, cinema tickets, holidays, clothing and lots more.  

If you’re pregnant with multiples and starting to think about maternity leave visit our Work and Finance page

Related blogs: Unusual Names, Scot & NI Birth Stats, Popular Names, ONS 2016, ONS 2015



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