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Pick and choose what you'd like to spend your money on when you retire...
...and check out what your retirement costs could be.

Select from day-to-day essentials, and those luxuries you wouldn't want to give up.


Housing
You may still need to pay for your home.
The average rent or mortgage in the UK is around
£400 per month.
Source: www.ons.gov.uk
Council Tax
Unfortunately, even when we retire we still have to pay council tax. The average UK household pays around £120 a month.
Source: www.ons.gov.uk
Electricity
The cost of electricity for an average UK household is around £45 a month
Source: www.ons.gov.uk
Water
The average water bill for a UK household is around £30 a month.
Source: www.ons.gov.uk
Groceries
The average UK household spends around £250 a month on groceries and household products per month, excluding alcohol and tobacco.
Source: www.ons.gov.uk
Clothes and footwear
The average UK household spends around £80 a month on buying adult clothing and footwear.
Source: www.ons.gov.uk
Gas
The cost of gas for an average UK household is around £45 a month
Source: www.ons.gov.uk
Public Transport
Lots of older people are eligible for free travel passes, but not everything is included. The average UK household spends around £30 a month on transport.
Source: www.ons.gov.uk
Home Appliances
Appliances need to be maintained and sometimes replaced. The average UK household cost for this is around £10 a month.
Source: www.ons.gov.uk
Home Telephone
A home phone including line rental, costs the average UK household around £20 a month.
Source: www.ons.gov.uk
Internet
The average UK household spends around £15 a month on internet access and online activities.
Source: www.ons.gov.uk
Mobile phone
The average mobile phone bill in the UK is around £30 a month.
Source: www.moneysupermarket.com
Holidays
The average UK household spends around £840 a year on holidays, which works out to around £70 per month.
Source: www.ons.gov.uk
Sport and Leisure
The average UK household spends around £35 a month on gym membership or sporting and leisure activities.
Source: www.ons.gov.uk
Takeaways
The average household in the UK spends around £35 a month on takeaway food.
Source: www.ons.gov.uk
Pets
Having a pet can cost the average UK household around £20 a month.
Source: www.ons.gov.uk
TV License
A Television licence costs the average UK household around £10 a month.
Source: www.tvlicensing.co.uk
Personal Care
The average UK household spends around £45 a month on haircuts, toiletries and beauty treatments.
Source: www.ons.gov.uk
Smoking
The average 10 a day smoker in the UK, spends around £120 a month.
Source: news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/5360926.stm
Satellite TV
Satellite TV costs the average UK household around £25 on a month.
Source: www.ons.gov.uk
Car
Running a car, including insurance, petrol and repairs, costs the average UK household around £250 a month.
Source: www.ons.gov.uk
Entertainment
The average UK household spends around £30 a month on activities such as the cinema and theatre.
Source: www.ons.gov.uk
Alcohol
The average UK household spends around £60 a month on alcoholic drinks.
Source: www.ons.gov.uk
Home improvements
The average UK household spends around £60 a month on home improvements.
Source: www.ons.gov.uk
Eating out
The average UK household spends around £60 a month eating out.
Source: www.ons.gov.uk
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