Wales has some of the lowest living costs in the United Kingdom and most of the population enjoy a high standard of living.
Living costs in Wales do depend on your location, employment and circumstances. However, historically Wales has had lower costs on items such as accommodation, travel, food, entertainment, shopping and services. Property prices, council tax and basic expenses all generally fall below the UK average.
According to Stats Wales, the average gross weekly earnings in Wales in 2010 was £516.