Cost of taking a bath to soar by 90 percent in 2023: Keeping clean now costs you £1,023-a-year

Running a bath will cost an annual average of £1,023 in 2023.
Running a bath will cost an annual average of £1,023 in 2023.

Taking a soak will cost an annual average of £1,023 in 2023, a rise from £542.88 last year, estimates Yorkshire Water

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The cost of filling a bath is set to soar by 90 percent this year in another cost of living blow to Brits.

Taking a soak will cost an annual average of £1,023 in 2023, a rise from £542.88 last year, according to Yorkshire Water.

It comes as rising fuel bills result in the cost of other everyday household tasks rocketing,.

Even simple tasks such as making a cup of tea has nearly doubled in price, with the cost of boiling kettles rising £10.37 in 2021, up to £18.69, representing an 80 per cent rise.

Running a dishwasher also rose a hefty £132,68 from 2021, costing £236.60 in 2022.

Another £222.77 was spent on using the washing machine in 2022, an annual increase of 95 per cent.

Yorkshire Water’s ‘tea pot index’ suggests the situation will continue to worsen, with a forecast suggesting the cost of heating water will rise by an average of 18 per cent over 2023.

The company advised on how to save £700-a-year, saying halving shower times to four minutes and switching from three baths to five showers a week will have a significant impact.

Washing only full loads of laundry could also come in helpful, potentially reducing costs by £124-a-year.

Emily Brady of Yorkshire Water said: “Managing water use is a great way to keep bills down - especially when it comes to heating water.”