The cost-of-living crises is hitting hard in Sussex

Workers in Sussex are battling the cost-of-living crisis, with the average worker wanting £12,000 more per year in order to live comfortably.

Research conducted by Reed revealed salary expectation gaps across the UK – with workers in Sussex feeling £49,000 is a comfortable salary to live on. In comparison, the average wage is currently £37,0001.

Pinning this against the national statistics, Sussex is experiencing a less intense wage gap, with the average salary expectation gap across the UK being £14K.

As part of their annual salary guides, Reed analysed more than 17 million job adverts and asked 5,000 UK workers a range of questions on their salary – both current and expected. It revealed that workers on the nation’s average salary of £35,000 would need a 40% pay rise to survive the sharp increase in the cost of living.

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