Does your Hometown Reflect your Holiday Budget?

According to a recent survey by, people in the North East of England spend more on their holidays than any other region – an average of £1,150 per person! However, people from Yorkshire only spend around £310 per person.

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The survey questioned over 2,500 adults from around the UK, all of whom had been abroad in the last 12 months, and found a trend in the amount spent based on the hometown of the participant.
The results found the following average holiday costs for these regions;
• North East – £1,150

• Wales – £1,305

• South East – £910

• North West – £860

• London – £840

• East of England – £770

• South West – £640

• East Midlands – £575

• Scotland – £550

• Northern Ireland – £430

• West Midlands – £405

• Yorkshire and Humberside – £310
The survey also went a step further, comparing bills to wages to determine how much of their annual income people were spending on holidays. Interestingly, the research found that people from the North East spend around 7% of their total annual income on holidays, whereas people from London only spend around 2%.
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