According to a new poll by Post Office Insurance the average adult in the UK believes they are worth around GBP350,000.
Over 2,000 people were polled by Post Office Insurance to try and find out the perceptions people have about themselves and how much of a contribution they make. People were asked to add up their value, with the average amount providing the GBP350,000 figure shown above. There were regional variations of course, with London way ahead of anywhere else at GBP500,000 while the East Midlands came in bottom, averaging GBP300,000.
Interestingly, having realised how much was at stake, nearly 40 percent of respondents felt that it was important for them to take out life insurance. A Post Office Insurance spokesman was very pleased to see this response and hoped that they would indeed get their lives protected since the financial consequences of not doing were clearly considerable.