The survey of around 2000 Brits was conducted in a bid to reveal which products and services the public thought represented the most and least value for money.
Least value for money
- Ranked the second biggest rip-off were train tickets.
- Buying a takeaway pizza was considered by respondents to be the fourth worst rip-off.
- A medium glass of wine at the pub came in as the seventh biggest rip-off, whilst a pint was ranked in 20th position for least value for money.
- Other activities considered not to represent good value for money included watching a 3D film at the cinema, visiting a theme park or going to watch a premiership football game.
Best value for money
- Paracetamol was sitting pretty on the top spot for best value for money
- 69p iPhone apps and £18 per month Internet contracts were considered by most to be great value.
- Travel insurance and £4 all-day bus passes were both considered to be good deals.
Most hated spends
- Everyday bills such as gas, water and electricity were voted as one of the most hated ways to spend our hard earned cash.
- Petrol, parking and car maintenance were all in the top ten list of things we dislike shelling out for.
According to Dave Broadway, managing director of print and post specialist Docmail who were responsible for commissioning the survey, many people are now feeling that they aren’t getting value for money in most areas.
‘People are having to be more and more aware of their spending day to day and squeeze the pennies further’, he said.
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