transport
UK Train Prices Top EU Cost League By Some Distance

In news that won't come as a surprise to anyone who's left the house since the 1970s, they've worked out that UK train prices are the most expensive in Europe -- with some countries paying as little as one fifth of the cost we pay to travel a mile. Read More >>

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Don’t Panic, Everyone, Apple Still Makes a Tasty Profit on the iPhone 7

People poking about with all the types of really small special screwdriver have taken apart the iPhone 7, then used component pricing recources to guesstimate how much it costs Apple to make each one. Read More >>

computers
The Government’s On Track to Deliver 37 Massive IT Fails, Says Money Counter

The National Audit Office has painted a pretty bleak picture of the future of the government's IT plans, suggesting many of the biggest and costliest projects are doomed to fall into the usual moneypit quagmire these plans tend to end up in. Read More >>

money
UK Sits at 10th in Global Cost of Living Chart

Stats collating the cost of living for 119 countries show that UK's the tenth costliest place to live and work, in a survey that takes into account the prices of food, utilities, transport and eating out. Read More >>

toys
Lego Train Sets are the Worst for Over-Inflated Per-Brick Pricing

Exhaustive analysis into the price of Lego bricks has revealed that parents of children who like both Lego and trains are getting the metaphorical brick in the sole of the foot treatment, with train sets bucking the trend and costing more than their less thrilling equivalents. Read More >>

sports
Russia’s World Cup is Already Outrageously Expensive

Maybe you're still mourning Brazil's catastrophic loss in the World Cup, but the rest of the world has moved on to discussing the impact of the next series, which will take place in 11 Russian cities in 2018. And according to their reports, it's going to be very, very expensive. Like £6,700 per seat expensive. Read More >>

booze
Cost of a Pint Explodes by 1,948 Per Cent Over 40 years

The price we pay for a pint has risen faster than house prices in the UK, with the cost of an average 0.568 of a litre of beer rising by 1,948 per cent since 1973. If you'd bought a pint back then and kept it in the fridge, you'd be a millionaire by now. Read More >>

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iPhone 5S Price Index Calculates How Expensive it is in Real Money Terms

A phone company has created a thing it calls the iPhone 5S price index, which compares the relative cost of Apple's latest phone with the cost of living and national GDP of each country that sells it. And it's the Chinese that have to sacrifice the most to buy their aspirationally-branded mobile phones. Read More >>

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How Apple Sets Its Prices

Apple pricing is unlike almost every other brand in consumer tech: consistent across each and every retailer, and rarely discounted. How do Cook and Co manage to pull that off? Read More >>

movies
How Much Would It Cost to Actually Be Batman?

We all know that Bruce Wayne is seriously loaded; loaded to the tune of some £4.4 billion in fact. But as Batman, Wayne chews through money like nobody's business. Here's a quick breakdown of how much it'd cost to actually be Batman. Read More >>

humour
The Damage to NYC in The Avengers Would Cost £100 Billion to Repair

In their most recent outing, the Avengers protect Manhattan from complete devastation. But disaster experts claim that the damage would still set the city back more than Hurricane Katrina or even last year's Japanese tsunami. Read More >>