How Much Does It Cost to Move?

Moving is expensive and budgeting for a move is crucial when you're planning to rent or buy a property. Here's what you need to know.

A dog with boxes on moving day.
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How much does it cost to move? The total cost of moving can be easy to overlook when you're searching for your dream home. There are so many expenses that seem more immediate when you need a new place to live that it's easy to forget that once you find the where, you need to budget for the how. 

Specifically, how are you going to move and what is it going to cost you? 

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Tom Higgins

Tom is a journalist and writer with an interest in sustainability, economic policy and pensions, looking into how personal finances can be used to make a positive impact. He graduated from Goldsmiths, University of London, with a BA in journalism before moving to a financial content agency. His work has appeared in titles Investment Week and Money Marketing, as well as social media copy for Reuters and Bloomberg in addition to corporate content for financial giants including Mercer, State Street Global Advisors and the PLSA. He has also written for the  Financial Times Group.

When not working out of the Future’s Cardiff office, Tom can be found exploring the hills and coasts of South Wales but is sometimes east of the border supporting Bristol Rovers.