Aussie finances hit by takeaway spending

Personal finances are taking a serious hit because of the Australian fondness for takeaway meals.

An independent survey commissioned by Suncorp Bank revealed that half a million Queenslanders spend up to $100 a week on takeaways, the Courier-Mail reported.

According to the survey, 19 per cent of Brisbane residents said they spent between $50 and $100 on quick meals.

Takeaways were most popular among people aged 18-24 and 35-44. Meanwhile, 55-64-year-olds were the most thrifty group, with only nine per cent spending up to $100 a week on the meal option.

A range of rising everyday costs have prompted Aussies to compare savings accounts in search of the best rates for their money. This week the Daily Telegraph reported that customers are having to pay up to $14 for a litre bottle of water in a restaurant, making it more expensive than some meals.

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