'Honey, our houses have shrunk'

The Office for National Statistics recently published information on ‘shrinkflation’. They identified 206 products that shrank in size during September 2015 and June 2017, mostly being food products. We wondered how this compares to our houses and we found an article from Which in 2018, that states the average British house size is the lowest it’s been in 90 years, with an average size of 67.8 square meters of living space - not much more than the area of a London double-decker bus! The information comes from LABC Warranty who looked at 10,000 homes listed on Zoopla and Rightmove to identify which decade each home was built in. Not surprisingly, the most spacious decade was the 70s - we suppose a lot of space was needed to show off all that funky decor!

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