Average weekly pocket money in the United Kingdom (UK) 2000-2017

Pocket money weekly average in the United Kingdom (UK) between 2000 and 2017 (in GBP)

by James Cherowbrier, last edited Aug 9, 2019
Average weekly pocket money in the United Kingdom (UK) 2000-2017 Whether it’s teaching the importance of good money management, learning about savings, or a way of rewarding a child for good behavior, pocket money is a big issue for parents and children alike in the United Kingdom. In 2017, the average child in the UK received around seven British pounds a week in pocket money.
Kids in the capital get more

In Greater London, the average child received approximately 8.2 British pounds per week, over 425 GBP per year. Children in the South East and East of England faired off the worst, with an average of two pounds a week less than London.

Top chores to earn extra

As children grow and age, the importance of hard work becomes an important life lesson for a lot of parents. There is a clear correlation between a child’s age and the amount they receive in pocket money. If kids are smart, they will choose their chores wisely. As of 2019, washing a car saw the average child earn over two British pounds.
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Pocket money weekly average in the United Kingdom (UK) between 2000 and 2017 (in GBP)

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