Cost of Living Crisis: Changes for South East Londoners

The rising cost of living is affecting all of us and some of us are making changes to our daily habits to try to reduce costs.

Whether it’s changing where you shop for food or keeping an eye on energy usage, many of us have had to think about our spending.

The Office of National Statistics reported that 88% of adults said their cost of living had increased in the past month.

92% of adults in the ONS survey who reported an increase in the cost of living said this was due to the price of food purchases.

85 percent said their cost of living had increased due to energy prices and 79 percent reported it was because of fuel costs.

We asked News Shopper readers how much they had to “take a break” from their shopping habits due to the current cost of living.

Here are the answers:

  • 1. “Very conscientious about the lights and not leaving them on.”
  • 2. “Dryer off, lights and standby off as much as possible.
  • “Besides, I got a second job.”
  • 3. “There isn’t much change here.
  • “You can get the slightly cheaper version of the basics like pasta etc but still getting good quality meals and veggies.”
  • 4. “I only buy what I need.
  • “The occasional treat, for example: a book now and then.”
  • 5. “Buy private labels in stores and only what I need.”
  • 6. “Eat more salads.
  • “Save on fuel.”
  • 7. “Many”.

Have you made any changes in your consumption habits?

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