- Buying a coffee a few times a week can add up to hundreds of pounds a year
- Buying a flat white five times a week means you’ll spend £650 a year on average
- Even buying a cheaper filter coffee everyday will still cost you £500 a year
- Try the calculator for yourself below
Some people can’t start the day without a cup of coffee – but this caffeine addiction could be costing you a lot more than you realise.
A new calculator adds up how much your favourite drink costs you every year, depending on how often you buy it during the week, and the final total can be quite shocking.
It reveals that even buying a coffee a few times a week can add up to hundreds of pounds over the course of a year.
Caffeine addicts who indulge in a drink from a coffee shop five times a week could easily be spending what they fork out on rent in a month in a year – up to £700.
The calculator adds up how much you spend on coffee in a week and in a year based on the average cost of a coffee and how many times on average you buy one every week. Buying a flat white five times a week adds up to a whopping £650 every year
Thousands of people drink coffee every day but the habit can be costly
Buying a flat white every weekday, for example, works out at an average spend of £12.50 a week, or an alarming £650 a year, the calculator by toy pram retailer Play Like Mum reveals.
Even buying a cheaper filter coffee five times a week works out at £9.75 a week on average, or £507 a year.
Buying a latte five times a week could cost you more than £670 a week (left). Even buying a cheaper filter coffee every weekday adds up to £507 a year (right)
The prices are based on the average cost of your chosen coffee at Costa, Starbucks and Caffe Nero.
To use the calculator, coffee lovers need to select their favourite drink from a drop-down menu before entering the number of these beverages they buy in a week.
The calculator then gives you an average weekly and yearly spend.
As well as coffee, you can also see how much buying a weekly tea or chocolate costs you every year.
Try it out below to find out how much you really spend on coffee every year …