Jersey people spend 43% more than UK average

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People in Jersey spent an average of 43% more per person than those in the UK last year, a new study shows.

The figures come from the five-yearly Jersey household spending report by the States of Jersey.

It took a year to gather information for the report, which looks at how much households spend on everything from eating out to education.

On average Jersey households spent £761 per week with more than a quarter going on housing, fuel and power.

UK households meanwhile spent an average £532 per week.

Jersey household expenditure has also gone up. The biggest increases were on food (15%) and on health care, which has risen by 18% in five years.

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