Could you live for a week on £10?
In China, at least 100,000 people have accepted a challenge to live on 100 yuan (about £10 a week) as part of a scheme to persuade big spenders to embrace a simpler life. My editor wants to know if it’s possible to live as cheaply in one of the world’s most expensive cities (ie London).
The Chinese experiment, devised by 24-year-old businessman Wang Hao, does not include accommodation costs or other regular debits such as fuel bills, council tax, etc. Wang’s aim was to stop himself spending so much on transport and food. He failed his self-imposed 100 yuan challenge
Read about Stuart Jeffries’ week in The Guardian
I’m going to take the challenge up starting this tuesday. Who wants to join in?