Study reveals summer can be most expensive time of year

Chicken is the South East's favourite barbecue food
Chicken is the South East's favourite barbecue food
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A STUDY reveals south east residents are spending hundreds of pounds on barbecues during the summer.

Between hosting and attending barbecues people are spending an average of £520 on everything from burger buns to corn on the cob, according to a study by

On average, the majority of residents in the south east will host four barbecues throughout the summer, spending £100 on each.

They will also attend four, spending £30 on food, drink and gifts to take with them each time.

A surprising 19 per cent of residents will spend up to £300 on hosting a barbecue for their friends and family.

The same study also revealed that one out of three residents say summer is the most expensive season, as they splashing their cash on holidays, festivals, sporting events, amusement parks and a new summer wardrobe.