Estimated costs of keeping pet cats in the United Kingdom (UK) as of 2017, by cost type

Estimated costs of keeping cats in the United Kingdom (UK) 2017 This statistic shows the estimated costs (initial, monthly, annual and lifetime) of keeping a cat in the United Kingdom (UK) as of 2017. According to the estimates, the basic lifetime cost of keeping a cat is 12,000 British pounds, depending on life expectancy.
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Estimated cost in GBP
Basic lifetime cost12,000
Initial set up250
Minimum monthly cost70
Minimum annual cost840
Estimated cost in GBP
Basic lifetime cost12,000
Initial set up250
Minimum monthly cost70
Minimum annual cost840
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This statistic shows the estimated costs (initial, monthly, annual and lifetime) of keeping a cat in the United Kingdom (UK) as of 2017. According to the estimates, the basic lifetime cost of keeping a cat is 12,000 British pounds, depending on life expectancy.
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Release date
June 2017
Region
United Kingdom
Survey time period
2017
Supplementary notes
* Estimates are based on current market prices.

Initial costs include beds, food and water bowls, microchipping, primary course of vaccinations, neutering, scratching posts, little trays (two) and litter scoops. Not including cost of animals.

Monthly costs include preventative treatments (regular treatments for worms and fleas, annual boosters), in addition to insurance, food, toys and litter.

Annual costs calculated by multiplying monthly cost by twelve.

Lifetime costs calculated by multiplying annual cost by average lifespan of a cat. Estimated according to O'Neill (2015) as 14 years.

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