Rip-off Britain? Survey reveals the best and worst value for money products
A survey of 2,000 Brits reveals which goods we really think provide good value for money, the products we think are rip-offs and the things we secretly hate spending money on!
The items topping the worst value for money category were birthday cards, train tickets and takeaways, with giving money for a colleague’s birthday present named as a ‘most hated spend’. But are we really a nation of such scrooges?!
The survey by Docmail reveals the costs of running a car and home dominate the ‘most hated spends’ with fuel, parking costs, car repairs and insurance taking the top spots. Whilst council tax, electricity, gas and water bills appeared in the top 10 too.
We often moan about rip-off Britain, but maybe it’s justified with leisure and entertainment leading in the worst value for money category with take-away pizzas costing £16.99, a medium glass of white in the pub costing £5 and a 3D cinema ticket £11.85
However, there was some good news – after drinking the bad value for money wine and beer in the pub you can feel good knowing that paracetamol tops the ‘best value for money’ product list with a pack of 16 costing just 19p. And most surprisingly flat screen tvs also provide good value, ranking at number six.
But thankfully kettles and milk are still thought to be good value for money so we don’t need to feel guilty when indulging in those endless cuppas!
Check out the results below:
Do you agree with the survey? Which items would you add to the lists? And which goods would you like to see priced lower?