Eastbourne second most expensive place for lunch after London

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Eastbourne is the second most expensive place to buy lunch in the UK after London at the average price of £6.30, according to a new survey.

iZettle, Britain’s leading mobile payments company, has stemmed thousands of pieces of data from cafes and restaurants from across the UK to uncover British lunching habits, informing cafe owners and their customers.

And the company says that Eastbourne is the second priciest place in the country after London when it comes to buying lunch.

Additional research shows 32 per cent of us have the same lunch every day and have done for the past four and a half years; 52 per cent of Londoners eat at their desk compared to 38 per cent in the rest of the UK and on average we spend 11 per cent more at the weekend.

Konstantinos Pantazis at iZettle said, “While London lunches are unsurprisingly more expensive than in the rest of the UK, with people spending on average £6.60, Brighton residents are saving the pennies and watching the pounds look after themselves, spending on average £5.90 for lunch. Of the main UK city hubs, Manchester is the cheapest, with average lunch spending at £5.50 - 25 per cent cheaper than in London.”

iZettle created its Lunch Price Index to give small business owners a guide into how to price their lunches.

“Setting an appropriate price for your core product is vital but difficult,” said Konstantinos.

“Finding the right price requires research of your competitors’ prices. Our lunch price data may serve as a benchmark for small businesses on just how much to charge for a lunch depending on where your business is located.”

The lunch price data stems from thousands of cafes and restaurants across the UK, collected between January 2014 and June 2015.

To see the lunch price index, click here

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