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Money and the Cost of Living

The UK currency is called Sterling which is made up of pounds and pence (£ and p). One pound (£1) is made up of 100 pence (p). Coins are issued for £2, £1, 50p, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p and 1p. There are notes for £5, £10, £20, £50.

This will depend on how you live but the following items should give you an idea…..

Loaf of bread £1:20
Pint of Milk £0:60
100g Jar of coffee £3:50
6 Eggs £1:80
Whole chicken £6:00
2.5 Kg Potatoes £1:40
75g Carrots £1:00
4 Apples £1:70
Pint of Beer £3:50 (in a bar)
Bottle of wine £6.00
Cinema ticket £8:00
Litre of petrol £1:80

Sending Money Home

Money Gram is a system operated by the main post offices enabling you to transfer money instantly to post offices or banks in most countries around the world. There is a charge for these services.

Paying Bills

Unfortunately we all have to pay bills. You are likely to have to pay for gas, electricity and water in the place you live, as well as Council tax for the services provided by the local authority such as rubbish collection. In addition you may wish to use a telephone, have a broadband connection, watch satellite or cable television and pay insurance, all of which will generate monthly bills.

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