The price of being single

A study commissioned by price comparison site uSwitch has claimed that living alone costs singletons an extra £250,000 over a lifetime compared to couples.

This is due primarily to housing, with people who live alone having to pay an average of £7,080 annually on their rent or mortgage compared with £3,804 for someone living with a partner.  Then there are household bills and council tax.

Other ‘additional’ expenses for singletons include supplements in hotel rooms and missing out on bulk buying discounts at supermarkets.

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