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Cost of Living

Welcome to Portsmouth city council’s Cost of Living blog.

A Portsmouth-eye view of the challenges we all face as a city dealing with the rising cost of living. Read stories about you the resident, our unique city and the communities we live in, and find practical advice that means something to you.

Got something to say? We really want to hear your stories so if you’d like to contribute to our blog, email us at

Tent and camping chair

Low cost ways to holiday for families

April 29, 2024

How to have a cheap family holiday in a tent or caravan and how to keep the kids entertained while you are there.

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Painted eggs in a pile

Five ways to have an egg-cellent, budget friendly Easter

March 14, 2024

In our Easter blog post we give you five ideas on how to celebrate Easter with your kids and family on a budget.

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Sandie Davis and Claire Travis of the HIVE standing in front of a rack of school coats

HIVE Uniform Share Store, easing the pressure on your pocket and the planet.

February 13, 2024

Find out how the HIVE Portsmouth are helping to ease the pressure on parents pockets and the planet with their school uniform share store.

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