Research into how much having a job costs has found that working in the UK could cost you an average of £1,623 a year in work-related expenses.
Calculated by giffgaff gameplan, the figure was reached by surveying 2,000 UK office workers about their workplace expenditures. As a result, the average Brit was found to spend the following amounts every year thanks to their job:
Commuting – £833.63 Lunch – £417.42 Snacks and drinks – £217.14 Clothing/uniform – £108.61 Workplace presents (birthdays/leaving etc.) – £28.55 Charitable donations/sponsoring colleagues – £18.06