This is the second biggest item in household spending with an average of £70.40 per week*, and it previously topped the table. This category is quite broad, extending to air fares, driving lessons and breakdown cover.
The major spending areas include:
- Buying a vehicle: average £21.10 per week
- Public transport and other transport services: average £15.30 per week
- Running a vehicle: average £34 of which £23.30 is spent on diesel and petrol each week
Rail fares are still on the up, but in January 2015 have risen only 2.2%, which is the smallest hike in the last 5 years. Meanwhile, crude oil costs tumbled to a 6-year low in January 2015.