I'm trying to work out whether the cost of living is cheaper in the UK than the USA?
My hubby and I will be moving back to Wirral in the future so I'd be interested to know what other people would say their average outgoings are per month. I'm not asking for anyone to tell me their earnings, just the average spent on basic living.
I'll give a rundown of what we spend here in USA for just the two of us converted into £'s.
Petrol for 2 cars £255.00
Groceries (this includes washing powder, pet food, shampoo etc) £350
Mobile phone £55
Gas & oil heat £175
Council tax £200
Car & house ins £100
Water rates £25
I haven't included the mortgage in that nor the cost of ciggies & booze as not everyone has those costs.
Does this seem more or less than that of UK? We don't live in a mansion, just a fairly modest sized 4 bed home.