MoneyHelper's Cost Of Living Guides


The price of everyday essentials is going up, you’ve probably noticed it at the supermarket and in your monthly bills. Inflation and interest rate rises mean that your money might not stretch as far as it used to.

If you’re behind on your bills or going into debt to pay them, the best thing you can do is take action. You might be able to claim extra support, cost of living grants or payments to help you increase your income.

Whether you’re worried about rising rents, covering higher energy costs or tackling debt, we’ve brought together our most useful tools, calculators and guides to help you keep on top of your money.

Explore The Cost Of Living Guides

Cost of Living Guides

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Additional Government support

Unsure about what’s available to support you with cost of living Please visit Help for Households on GOV.UK which gives information on:

  • benefits and payments
  • support for childcare costs
  • transport costs
  • household costs
  • help finding work
  • discounts and offers

For useful tips, advice and information on the cost of living, please see the drop-down articles on the right-hand side. Alternatively, to view the full Cost Of Living Guides please use the links above. 

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