We may regularly be up in arms whenever something starts costing an extra pound or two, but when compared against the major economies of Europe and the US, we actually pay the least per month when it comes to sorting out our phone, TV and internet needs.

The data comes from an Ofcom report into our TV and media habits, which found that, on average, an example family of two adults and two teenage children here in the UK pay £146 a month for fixed line, internet, TV and mobile connections. That's less than the US pays (£314), less that Italy (£247) and less than France (£178). [Ofcom]

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