Have you ever wondered what effect the late 2000s recession had on our household spending habits here in the UK? Have we truly tightened our belts? Now in the late 2010s, do we still spend our money in similar ways to before the economic slowdown, or have we drastically altered our priorities with regard to expenditure on housing, food and drink, transport and other key categories?

Well, wonder no more – this handy infographic reveals all. It shows the findings of research into how ordinary people like you and me spend our cash, and while some of the results may be predictable, others are likely to shock you.

Just scroll down to see what we mean…

Consumer Trends Research – Swift Money – An infographic by the team at Swift Money