How costly is your lifestyle? Do you think that you spend less than the average person in your country? How about comparing your lifestyle to people from other countries? Well, if you find yourself comparing your lifestyle to the British people, then you just might find out that you are not living such a costly lifestyle at all.
I read a report published about the cost of the British lifestyle. It was published by Metro.co.uk. Based on this report, the British lifestyle is the third most expensive in the world. The report states:
The study by the bank HSBC found that money in every other country in the world, apart from Norway and France, would go further.
It examined how long the typical British salary would last if people maintained their standard of living, including eating out in a restaurant twice a week.
It found that the average British salary would run out after 11 months and one week in Norway, while in France it would run out after 11 months and two weeks.
But, at the other end of the scale, a year’s British salary would last four years in Iran, two years and ten months in India and more than two years in Peru, Egypt, Argentina and Costa Rica.
Interesting – I always thought that our cousins from across the ocean lived costlier lifestyles than us. Then again, this study was conducted months ago and perhaps, with the changes in the economy, lifestyles have changed as well.
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