Comparing Annual Household Expenses

I thought it would be interesting to look at our annual household expenses between 2017 and 2018. I wanted to see what changed. Did we spend more? What about less?

I didn’t look at every expense item, but focused on some that stood out. In the end, I picked twelve items that I’ve tracked spending on, and looked at how they stacked up between 2017 and 2018.

Some of the results surprised me. Others I expected.

Increase In Annual Household Expenses

Out of the twelve items I tracked, seven saw an increase in annual household expenses.

Some of our annual household expenses went up, but others offset our total spending.


Netflix raised their rates from $9.99 to $10.99 so we saw an increase in our costs. Minor, but from a percentage standpoint, it’s at least interesting.

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Help For Families Who Want to Save Money on Utility Bills

Staying warm in the winter is a priority for everyone, not just vulnerable groups like the elderly and infirm.

When you are cold and can’t get warm, life can feel pretty miserable. But with the financial pressures that millions of households around the country are feeling, for some a choice has to be made between putting food on the table or switching heating on, the so-called ‘heat or eat’ debate.

In a developed nation, it is outrageous that so many households don’t have enough money for both food and heating, yet this is a situation many find themselves in. And with the recent increases in the cost of energy, the numbers are only set to climb.

But the price of energy has risen so sharply that it’s not just those with a low income who are struggling. There are many households all over the country which are finding it increasingly difficult to pay for all of their basic essentials, such as rent or mortgage, council tax, food, heating and travel to work.

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