Bills, bills, bills – cost of living up 25% in five years!

According to uSwitch, UK household bills have gone up by 25% as a total average in the last five years. Yes, that’s right – 25%!

The uSwitch research, which shows that more people are worried about the rise in living costs than their health, includes the following findings:

  • Fully comprehensive car insurance has risen by 67% since 2008
  • Petrol prices are up by 33% since 2008
  • Gas and electricity bills have increased by 52% and 32% respectively, since 2008
  • Food bills have climbed 17% since 2008

Meanwhile, we’ve only seen pay increases of 6% during the same period.

Source: uSwitch.com

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