Hey, millennials of London you can still eat sandwiches if you want
Go after people’s sandwiches and you’d better prepare for war.
For a long time now millennials have come under fire for their spending habits. Culprits such as and — previously held up as symptoms of millennial overspending — can now be joined by an even more innocuous evil… sandwiches.
calculations from estate agents Strutt & Parker, basically advising millennials to give up luxuries like nights out and sandwiches so they could save up for a deposit rather than being part of “generation rent”.
The people of Twitter were not amused. Or maybe they were, it’s hard to tell sometimes:
looking at these figures. £700 on an annual minibreak? £150 on a phone upgrade (just the upgrade mind you), £832 on the Lottery? WHO THE HELL SPENDS ANYWHERE CLOSE TO THIS? Also even with this, even by their figures you still need £28k from the bank of mum and dad
— Jacob Hatton (@jacobandthehats) November 14, 2017
I’ve been making my own damn sandwiches for a decade and I’m no closer to buying a house than my friends who’ve been chowing down on pastrami baguettes every day for the same period. THE SANDWICH NARRATIVE NEEDS TO DIE.
— Rachel England (@Rachel_England) November 14, 2017
A LIKELY EXCUSE FROM ANOTHER SANDWICH CRAZY MILLENNIAL
— TechnicallyRon (@TechnicallyRon) November 14, 2017
How long before “Millennials must stop eating 3 meals a day”?
— Francis L (@Frankjl1980) November 14, 2017
The article contained many enraging figures, such as: “According to the calculations from agents Strutt & Parker, giving up a night out once a week could save more than £6,000 a year.”
Let’s take a closer look a the figures for a second. For an individual a saving of £6,000 from nights out per year would mean a weekly spend of about £115 on the lash. That’s a lot of lash.
However, Strutt & Parker’s original analysis applies to a couple saving for a house over a period of five years, so the figures are a lot more reasonable than they appear, even if it still seems a bit steep for a weekly spend.
Their analysis focusses on the potential savings that could be made by a couple by cutting back on: coffee, gym membership, mini-breaks, takeaways, lottery spending, phone upgrades and not going out once a week.
It’s also not entirely clear where the Evening Standard’s focus on sandwiches comes from, as there is no mention of the foodstuff in the original piece. Mashable has reached out to the Evening Standard to clarify this.
So don’t worry millennials, you don’t have to give up your sandwiches just yet. If you want to be homeowners simply have no fun for the next five years. Piece of cake! Except you can’t afford cake.