TotallyMoney.com has mapped the common cost concerns of people from Exeter to Edinburgh, and found it’s all about tobogganing in Ipswich, weed in Manchester and even prostitutes in Sheffield.
Cosmetic procedures are a popular trend, with liposuction in Perthshire and Botox in Essex, Norwich, Nottingham and Glasgow.Alongside typical outgoings like ‘parking’ and ‘council tax’, the results show a somewhat surprising overview of the UK’s cost obsessions. If you assumed a loaf of bread was the standard by which we think about spending in Britain, think again…
Running wildcard searches of ‘how much does * cost’ for each location generated a list of Google autocomplete prompts. Google’s autocomplete feature is based on an algorithm reflecting, among other factors, the number of times a term has been searched for in the past.
Check out the map and complete list. Readers are invited to share their favourite results using #UKCostObsessions.