The Economiser will identify how your spending compares with the most relevant average for you. It then gives tips on how you can cut your spending and become a smarter consumer.
In order to get the best out of the Economiser you should take a few minutes to gather the relevant bills, or at least think about how much you spend, for the categories you are going to select.
- TV and telecoms (other than mobile)
- Mobile phones
- Motoring costs (petrol/diesel)
Why these five categories? Because they account for just over a third of the average household's spending - and you could make immediate savings by changing your spending under these headings.
- The Economiser is a consumer educational tool for general information purposes only
- It is based on a nationwide survey and resulting statistical analysis conducted by Amárach Research. Read more about this market research
- The Economiser has been designed to provide comparable, relevant averages for as broad a range of consumers as possible
- Some households and individuals may deviate significantly from these averages due to their unique circumstances. Even so, these consumers can still find useful information in our Money saving tips section
- If you share a (rented) house or apartment, you will need to have an overall idea of total expenditure on areas such as groceries or energy to get a proper comparison with similar households.
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