Though the UK does offer healthcare it is quite expensive on the downside. The average deposit can cost a first-time buyer around £33,000 simply for a deposit, and even more in London. The way to make that much money?
Well, according to estate agent Strutt Parker basically giving up life.
Strutt in a statement said giving up buying coffee, gym memberships, holidays, takeaways, the lottery, and phone upgrade to save £30,000 over five years.
Sorry Strutt, although your statement holds some validity you pissed us off when you made claim that we actually participate in the lottery and eat too many sandwiches.
So, this estate agents reckons we spend £120 every week on nights out, £50 per week on takeaways, £50 per week on lunches and £700 per year on holidays. Also, I hate to break it to you @struttandparker but I know no-one who does the lottery https://t.co/jLmdZJhPev
— Charlie Rainsford (@C_Rainsford) November 14, 2017
Strutt and Parker also says you "could" save £2,640 a year by not getting any takeaways. That's £50 a week. I love a takeaway, but how many of us spend £50 a week on them (especially when ordering with friends or partners)?
— Laurence Dodds (@LFDodds) November 14, 2017
so glad we have estate agents here to tell us we just need to never go on holiday, eat lunch or buy a lottery ticket and we could buy our dream house! Oh and make sure we were born into money. Monstrously ill judged press release from @struttandparker here https://t.co/z9QJmBSXla
— India Block (@indiablock) November 14, 2017
I don't know a millennial couple with a sandwich addiction, penchant for £1,400 city breaks and a compulsion to over-spend on lottery tickets. But, boy would that very specific imaginary couple be able to afford a house deposit (somewhere outside London) if they existed.
— Sarah Othman (@SarahOthman) November 14, 2017