Sheffield OAPs’ cost of living revealed

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It COSTS £8,596 a year to be a pensioner in Sheffield.

That is according to new research by Key Retirement Solutions, which says it costs less than the UK average to be over-65 in Sheffield.

Figures produced by the firm suggest the average pensioner in the UK spends £10,020 a year, with housing and heating the biggest cost.

The figures also reveal Sheffield pensioners spend a combined £721.17 million a year - the fifth highest figure for UK cities.