If you've ever wondered where your money goes and why you never seem to have any left, then this report might provide a very big clue.
Of course, it's no real surprise, given the ever rising fuel costs at the pumps that in 2010, the biggest weekly expense for households was fuel - with average transport costs of £64.90 per week. That's up by £6.50 on 2009 - an increase of 11%.
Second highest category of expenditure was housing, fuel and power, which increased to £60.40 per week.
Households in rural areas averaged a higher spend than urban areas - due mostly to transport costs.
Total weekly costs on average were £474 per week, with rural households paying out an average of £506.30 per week.
At an average £4.30 a week on pet food, I'm afraid the pets will just have to go!
Read the Office for National Statistics full report here.
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