英国单身族生活支出多快乐少
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身为单身族,不用花心思取悦另一半,更不用为孩子的吃穿发愁,他们的生活支出应该比已婚(伴侣)族要少。可是,英国最近的一项研究发现,单身族一生的生活支出要比已婚(伴侣)族多出25万英镑,而从生活中得到的欢乐却比已婚(伴侣)族少。

With no spouse1 to entertain or children to clothe(穿衣,覆盖) and feed, those who live alone may think they got off without the most costly2 responsibilities.

But bachelors(单身还,学士) and spinsters(老姑娘,未婚女人) - or 'freemales' as single women are now often called - might wish to reconsider the price of going it alone.

Those who live by themselves spend £250,000 more on basic essentials over a lifetime than those who live with a partner - and they are less happy for it, research suggests.

Almost three in ten households in the UK are formed by a single person and the number is set to rocket to 9.5 million in the next ten years.

And with no partner with whom to split the burden of bills, single people spend an average of almost £12,000 every year on expenses such as housing costs and food - around half of the £23,961 average annual income.

This is almost £5,000 more than the amount spent by those living as part of a couple.

And the study of 2,000 adults found that the cost of single life is not just financial - those in couples are happier.

Almost two thirds of those who live with a partner say they are better off(境况富裕) as a couple, whereas just one in five single people think they have the better deal.

The findings show it is increasingly difficult to sustain good quality living on a single salary, according to the price comparison service that commissioned the research.

Ann Robinson, director of consumer policy at uSwitch. com, said: 'The huge increase in the number of single-person households(家庭) is not just a worry in terms of housing stock, it will also have a serious impact on lifestyle and spending.

'Increasingly, we are seeing evidence that to enjoy a good quality of life in Britain, a household needs two incomes.'



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1 spouse Ah6yK     
n.配偶(指夫或妻)
参考例句:
  • Her spouse will come to see her on Sunday.她的丈夫星期天要来看她。
  • What is the best way to keep your spouse happy in the marriage?在婚姻中保持配偶幸福的最好方法是什么?
2 costly 7zXxh     
adj.昂贵的,价值高的,豪华的
参考例句:
  • It must be very costly to keep up a house like this.维修这么一幢房子一定很昂贵。
  • This dictionary is very useful,only it is a bit costly.这本词典很有用,左不过贵了些。
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