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Average UK Household Cost of Food


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Food cost as a percentage of the average UK household budget has remained steady for over fifteen years. According to the Office of National Statistics, in 2017 most of us spent 10.5% of our total budget on food and non-alcoholic drinks. Another 1.5% of our budgets went to alcoholic drinks.

In this study we’ll show the breakdown of household home food budgets across food categories, how much we spend on eating out and finally how food & drink budgets change with income levels.

Average Food Costs

The average annual food cost for a typical UK household was around £4,635 in 2017, including £245 spent on non-alcoholic drinks (for the purposes of this article, "food" includes non-alcoholic drinks but not alcoholic drinks). We spend more on food at home (£3,005) than we do on food eaten or prepared out of the home (£1,630).

The average weekly food cost for the typical UK household is £89, up 4% from 2016.

On an individual basis, average food costs per person are £1,930 per year (based on the average 2.4 people in each household), with £1,250 spent on groceries and £680 spent out (e.g., restaurants, takeaways, etc.).

Follow this link to read this full study : https://www.nimblefins.co.uk/average-uk-household-cost-food

2 years ago
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Johnny2 years ago

The study suggests the average is £37 per person per week spent on food.

davidstockport2 years ago

I noticed that too - pure "poppy cock". Even eating well the cost is much less than that. (or should be!)

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