Marriage is a 'costly' affair, says study

If findings of a new research were to be believed, both men and women who have not yet tied the knot have one more reason to smile about: their pockets seem to be better off.

Analysis by price comparison website showed that married couples tend to spend Dh13,000 (£2,340) more a year compared to their single peers.

In terms of living costs, for example, couples spend a little over Dh1,000  a month more than those who are going solo - couples spend, on average, Dh5,600 a month, more than double the Dh4,500 monthly expenditure by single consumers.

When it comes to household costs, such as rent, mortgage, bills, the married ones spend Dh3,000 more a month.

Published: Gulf News- June 7,2015