Cost of living crisis: The soaring cost of having a night in revealed
The cost of living is on everyone's mind this Christmas as prices continue to surge.
Inflation in the year to November was still running above 10% at 10.7%, slightly down from the 41-year high of 11.1% in October.
Energy bills are close to double the level of last winter, and food inflation is at a high not seen for decades.
And as the UK heads into a recession, families are looking at where they can cut back.
For people looking to curb spending by forgoing a Friday night out, it turns out a night in might not save as much as they'd hoped.
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While staying on the sofa with a takeaway and a drink may still be cheaper than heading to a restaurant or pub, these areas haven't escaped the steep price rises seen elsewhere.
According to the Office for National Statistics, the price of several night in staples has risen sharply between November 2021 and November 2022.
Takeaways are 12.2% more expensive, soft drinks have risen by 15.7% and beer is up 7.8%.
Wine has risen by a more modest 2.9% and TV subscriptions have barely moved at 0.9%.
Even if you opt to cook for yourself rather than getting food delivered, prices have still shot up.
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Food inflation is running at 16.4% with cooking staples like eggs (23.5%) and low-fat milk (45.3%) rising sharply.
Pasta has risen by 36.8% while cooking fats have increased by 33.9% and cheese has risen by 28.3%.
But the key cost of staying home, especially during the winter, is paying to heat your house rather than finding warmth elsewhere.
Inflation for gas and electricity is running at a whopping 89% and even with government subsidies, it is becoming increasingly unaffordable for many.
The UK was blessed with a mild autumn, with temperatures staying in the high teens for far longer than usual, but this has come to a sudden stop with the recent cold snap.
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With temperatures plunging to below zero across the UK many Brits are still trying to cut back on their energy usage.
According to YouGov, 63% are trying to reduce their heating usage, with more than half saying they are wearing more layers indoors.
Some 42% said they are reducing the number of hours the heating is on and have reduced the temperature on the thermostat.
Just under 40% said they were waiting until they were cold before they put the heating on and 34% said they were closing more interior doors.
20% said they were using fewer rooms in the house.