RAF Lakenheath

Cost of Living

The United Kingdom is a high cost of living area for the military. Personnel should be prepared to defray added expenses not normally found in the United States, i.e., television license and road tax. Energy costs have also seen a significant rise within the United Kingdom, and this should be kept in mind whilst residing in the community. Bills, especially utilities, are often paid on a quarterly, bi-annually, or seasonal basis, so more advanced planning/budgeting is required.