Embracing Veganuary: Does it Save You Money?

In this article, we analyse if switching to veganism for January saves money and how else it benefits you.

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Veganuary is a campaign that inspires and supports people to try the vegan diet for January and possibly beyond. Millions of people have already taken part in this challenge, which has many benefits for animals, the planet and your health. But what about your wallet? Is going vegan more expensive than eating meat and dairy products? In this article, we analyse if switching to veganism for January saves money and how else it benefits you.

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CategoryMeat OptionVegan Option
BurgersTesco 8 Beef Burgers £3.60Tesco Plant Chef 8 Meat Free Burgers £2.25
SausagesRichmond 8 Thick Pork Sausages £2.50Richmond 8 Meat Free Vegan Sausages £2.15
Fish FingersBirds Eye 10 Fish Fingers £3.29Birds Eye Green Cuisine Fishless Fingers 12 Pack £3.00
HamTesco British Pork Cooked Ham £2.15Squeaky Bean Applewood Smoked Ham Style Slices £2.50
ChickenEastman's Sliced Cooked Chicken £1.95Tesco Plant Chef Meat Free Chicken £1.85
MilkTesco Semi Skimmed Milk 1.13L/2 Pints £1.20Tesco Oat Drink 1 Litre £1.40
CheeseCreamfields Mature White Cheddar 400G £2.55Violife Plant Based Cheddarton 200G £2.75
ButterAnchor Spreadable Blend of Butter and Rapeseed Oil 400g £3.35I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Original Spread 450G £1.50
Overall Cost£20.59£17.40
Nathan Walters

I joined MyVoucherCodes as a Deal Expert, searching the web and sourcing the best deals, discount codes and sales to benefit our readers. I decided to combine these money-saving skills with my love of writing and become an Editor, sharing what I have learned to help you get the most out of your money. As a student for four years, I understand the need to budget and get more for less.  As well as providing budget-friendly advice here at MVC, I have written money-saving works for well-known publications such as The Sun and Pick Me Up!

I love playing video games and later writing reviews at GameReport in my spare time. I also enjoy anything to do with technology and cool gadgets, and I'm constantly adding extras and components to my home gaming computer. Additionally, I love DIY. Having worked in a tool store as a student, I enjoy fixing things, whether my car or home.