UK utility costs and household bills
UK utility costs and household bills are a key factor to consider when you are budgeting for a house move or if you are already living in your desired property and feel you aren’t getting value for money.
The local weather climate, the utility provider you choose, the types of household appliance you have, the size and specification of the home as well as the demand for property in the desired area can all contribute towards your UK utility costs and household bills each month.
Even your household behaviours, such as the time you spend laundry washing, how much heating you use, or how much time you spend cooking, can have a huge effect on the monthly bill.
How can I save money on my utility bills?
To help you save money on your utility bills and monthly household outgoings we have put some tips in our blog. We’ve included easy actions you can take yourself, such as using energy-saving bulbs and putting timers on your heating system, in order to help reduce your overall household utility usage and reduce those bills!
How much does gas, electricity, water and council tax cost in London and the UK?
The figures below provide an indication of the average monthly UK utility costs and household bills each month when living in both London and in the UK at the end of 2021.
|Bedroom||Council Tax band (approx)||Council tax band costs per year||Water Bill||Electricity||Gas Bill||Rent – Central London||Average Rent – Greater London and South East||Average Rent – UK|
|Studio 1 Bed||A||£750 £1200||£24.60||£25.00||£26.50||£1,508||£800||£600|
|2 Bed||B||£1100- £1250||£26.15||£40.00||£65.00||£2,494||£1,406||£750|
|3 Bed||C||£1150 – £1400||£29.05||£62.00||£64.00||£3,580||£2,208||£800|
|4 Bed||D||£1200 – £1700||£31.38||£74.00||£95.00||£5,000||£3,205||£850|
|5 Bed||E to Band H||£1600 – £3300||£34.41||£118.00||£115.00||£5,330||£3,800||£950|
|*Figures obtained from our partner Please Connect Me, 2021|
Cost of living in the UK
The cost of living in the UK is dramatically increasing every year. 2022 in particular will see a considerable jump in living costs which will likely effect the finances of everyone who lives in the UK, no matter their financial status.
Utility increases to be expected in the near future will include energy price hikes in April 2022 of approximately 50% raising the average energy bill to approximately £2k a year. Income tax is also set to increase with those earning upwards of £30k a year seeing increases each year of at least £250, depending on salaries. In addition in the UK petrol and general travel prices, which had already been impacted by the pandemic, accelerated again due to a threat of invasion in Ukraine by Russia, who are one of the largest providers of oil.
With these living cost pressures in place it’s super important to make sure you are getting the best value for money when it comes to your utility costs, no matter how large or small your property is. You can literally save thousands by aligning yourself with the right utility provider and changing your living behaviours to reduce energy to keep your monthly bill outgoings as low as possible.
Introducing, Please Connect Me
As one of the UK’s leading relocation agencies we have partnered with Please Connect Me, a utility concierge service that will scan the market on your behalf to make sure you get the very best deals available.
They have access to exclusive rates for gas, electricity, broadband, mobile phone and TV – and can notify your water providers, local councils and other essential services to ensure you’re correctly set up in your new home.
Please Connect Me will save you up to 7 hours of household bill organising and an average saving of £390 on your annual bills!
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Settling in Services
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