UK adults spend £209.56 more in a week on holiday than when at home.
The research by Halifax highlights how budgeting is not as severe when families are enjoying themselves abroad, as normal expenditure was put at £167.18, with this figure rising to £376.74 on a seven-day trip.
Indeed, 77 per cent of respondents admitted they spend more money eating out when on a break, while 68 per cent part with extra cash on leisure activities.
Richard Washington from Halifax Credit Cards said it is really important that people budget properly for a holiday to make sure they have enough money.
However, he added this should not stop consumers from setting out a spending plan for their day-to-day activities as well.
Alcohol is another area where people are spending more, as research from Gocompare.com discovered 57 per cent of British holidaymakers drink more on holiday.
As well as this, 72 per cent of those questioned admitted they feel more daring when away.