The British capital steals the top spot as the nation’s takeaway capital, with the average Londoner chowing down on as many as 13 takeaways and six meals out each month at an average cost of £221.63 – more than double the national spend. Nearby Chelmsford residents emerge as amongst the thriftiest in the country, spending just £43.19 on meals they haven’t prepared themselves.
The average male purchases 151 takeaway and restaurant meals every year; 25 more than women. And while women are four times as likely to order dishes like sushi, men prefer to opt for the unhealthier classics – with fish and chips, curry and Chinese the top choices.
Despite being the first choice for men, fish and chips has slipped from the takeaway top spot overall – overtaken by Chinese and Indian food in the list of the nation’s favourite takeaways.
Takeaway top 10 – the nation’s favourites:
Predictably, 25-34 year olds are the biggest consumers of takeaways with 49% of young professionals claiming they rely on takeaways because they don’t have the time or inclination to cook at home. The habit costs them a staggering £2626.92 each year – double the amount spent by people aged 45 and over.
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