The hidden costs of a new job
So, it’s your first month in your first job, here are the costs you can expect to pay when you start working.
It may not be a suit and tie kind of place, but the average price of a new work wardrobe is £150 in total.
The average monthly cost of using public transport to get to work is:
- £118 in London
- £78 in Manchester
- £74 in Bristol
- £72 in Liverpool
- £70 in Edinburgh
- £64 in Cardiff
If you have kids, the average cost of sending a child under the age of two to nursery full time is £889.44.
After work drinks are great for getting to know your colleagues. The average cost of going out for drinks with work is £30 per month. With a bottle of wine costing £15, cocktails £5.50, a bottle of beer or lager and a glass of wine £3 and a pint of beer £3.50, all on average.
You can save a lot of money by bringing in a packed lunch to work. The average monthly cost of buying lunch at work is £70.60 for those in London and £56.80 outside of it.
Whether it is a tea kitty, sponsorship or birthday, there are always a few little extra work costs. The average amount for these is £29.16 a month.