10% of salary spent on holiday

The average Briton heading off on a week’s holiday has six pairs of socks, seven T-shirts, four pairs of shorts, two pairs of sandals, two towels and eight pairs of underpants stuffed in their suitcase, a survey has found.

Britons also typically pack two swimsuits, two bottles of sun cream, two pairs of trainers or shoes, one jumper, a pair of sunglasses and a hat, Nationwide FlexPlus found.

Many also like to have their home comforts on their trip, with around one in 10 (9%) taking tea bags with them to their destination.

On average, holidaymakers spend £40 a day while they are on their trip and nearly three in 10 (29%) say they do not worry about how much they are forking out when they are away.

The research found Britons spend £140 typically before they even board the plane — splashing out £100 on clothes and toiletries and £40 at the airport. 

Those surveyed said they spend 10% of their annual salary on their holidays.

City breaks and beach hotel holidays are the most popular. More than one third (35%) said their preferred trip would be an all-inclusive package, while 19% would prefer an adventure holiday, 16% would favour a cruise and 13% would prefer to go caravanning or camping.


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