Money Matters Team

Budget Calculator

By Money Matters Team 04/11/2014

Find out how much you could save every month with our Savings Calculator

Whether you’ve got something special to save up for, or could just do with having a 'finances overhaul', our Savings Calculator is here to help. Simply fill in your details below to create your bespoke budget plan! You can find out more about our thinking behind the Calculator here.

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Coffee habits 1/7

An average cup of coffee from a high-street chain costs around £2.20. Why not try cutting it out for one day a week? That’s around £10 a month saved right there.

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Lunchtime 2/7

You can easily spend more than £5 a day on lunch from a high-street chain. Add to that the other snacks and you could be spending £10 a day. Designate one day a week to bringing your lunch in from home, and you could save around £40 a month.

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A tipple or two 3/7

With the average cost of a pint at more than £3, passing up a few drinks after work just once a week could save you a fair bit. For those weekend nights out, why don’t you offer to be designated driver once a month?

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Wine ‘n’ dine 4/7

With wine, the average meal for two now costs around £55. How about starting up a Come Dine with Me competition with friends? A whole host of dinner parties for the price of one.

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The takeaway temptation 5/7

Everyone loves ‘ordering in’. So much so that the average Brit apparently spends more than £100 on takeaways a month. If there are always leftovers, why not order one less item than usual or make something like the rice yourself? You could save a good few pounds each time.

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Up in smoke 6/7

With an average pack of cigarettes costing around £8, a 20-a-day habit could easily cost around £240 a month. You know what we’re going to say here, don’t you...

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Keeping kids entertained 7/7

Parents will spend an average of almost £1,500 keeping their kids happy during the summer holidays. Kids love picnics, so when going on a day out, always bring a packed lunch. That way, you’re avoiding overpriced food – a McDonald’s meal for four can cost around £15!

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