St David's 2 Shopping Centre Cardiff
St David's 2 Shopping Centre Cardiff

Cost of living in Wales

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 in Wales all generally fall below the UK average, so your wages go further in Wales.

The average gross weekly earnings in Wales in 2014 was £537. (Stats Wales).