Living Costs and Food Survey variables

Understand customer spending habits using LCF lifestyle data

LCF data available as weekly household spends

The Living Costs and Food Survey (LCF) provides a comprehensive range of income and expenditure variables (see below). Combine weekly household income and spending figures with accurate mapping and household counts to analyse territory and catchment potential.

Use LCF lifestyle data to:

  • Calculate market share around a location
  • Create balanced territories for franchise planning
  • Generate hot/cold maps to help target marketing
  • Analyse populations to find trends and correlations in spending habits
  • Improve efficiency and return on investment
LCF survey data helps you to understand the lifestyles, behaviours and attitudes of your customers.
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Using LCF data to map spending

Average weekly spend per household on fresh fruit and vegetables
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  • Cable TV Subscriptions
  • Clothing Footwear
  • Communication
  • Eating Out Restaurant Café Meals
  • Holiday Abroad Accommodation
  • Holiday in UK Accommodation
  • Holidays Abroad
  • Holiday Spending
  • Holidays UK
  • Magazines Periodicals
  • Newspapers
  • Package Holiday Abroad
  • Package Holiday UK
  • Participation Sports
  • Recreation Culture
  • Restaurants Hotels
  • Satellite Subscriptions
  • Sports and Social Clubs
  • TV Licences


  • Education
  • Furnishings Household Equipment
  • Furniture and Furnishings
  • Household Maintenance Repair
  • Household Rent Net
  • Household Insurance


  • Charitable Donations and Subscriptions
  • Consumption Expenditure
  • Council Tax Domestic Rates
  • Gambling Payments
  • Income Tax Payments
  • Miscellaneous Goods and Services
  • Mortgage Interest Payments
  • National Insurance Contribution
  • Non-Consumption Expenditure
  • Pay Off Loan to Clear Debt
  • Pension Payment Contributions
  • Savings Investments
  • Tax Payments
  • Coal and Coke
  • Electricity
  • Gas
  • Housing Fuel and Power


  • Disposable Normal Weekly Household Income
  • Gross Normal Weekly Household Income
  • Total Expenditure
Food & Drink
  • Alcohol
  • Alcoholic Beverages Away from Home
  • Alcoholic Beverages Brought Home
  • Alcoholic Beverages Home Tobacco Narcotics
  • Bread
  • Butter
  • Cheese and Curd
  • Coffee
  • Cooking Oils
  • Eggs
  • Fish
  • Food Non-Alcoholic Beverages
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Fresh Vegetables
  • Fresh Fruit Vegetables
  • Fruit Juice
  • Junk Food Drink
  • Margarine Vegetable Fats Peanut Butter
  • Meat
  • Milk
  • Mineral Springwater
  • Pasta
  • Take Away Meal Eaten at Home
  • Tea


  • Accessories Repairs Spectacles Lenses
  • Health Expenditure
  • Medical Insurance
  • Medicines Medical Goods Non-NHS
  • NHS Hospital Services
  • NHS Prescription Charges Payments
  • Private Hospital Services
  • Purchase Spectacles Lenses Prescription Sunglasses
  • Tobacco


  • Airfares
  • Bus Coach Fares
  • Petrol
  • Diesel
  • Public Transport
  • Purchase 2nd Car Van
  • Purchase New Car Van
  • Rail Tube Fares
  • Transport


Download the Living Costs and Food Survey product sheet