There’s a whole host of people out there who will have put together a bucket list of their own at some point, whether later in life or at a relatively young age.
Essentially, a bucket list ties together the ultimate activities that a person wants to achieve in their lifetime. It can be made up of whatever the owner of the bucket list wishes; it’s personal, and there are no boundaries.
How much does a bucket list cost?
If you have or would like to compile a bucket list, have you ever considered how much the total cost of your activities would amount to? We can give you some insight. While this may not be the same as your own personal bucket list, research conducted by over 50s insurance and travel specialist Staysure revealed the things that over 50s want to experience in their lifetime. Here’s the low down for you:
Taking the top spot on the list is what we’re sure most people would love to experience and was the case for over half of those surveyed. Seeing more of the world is of course number one.
Almost 80% involved in the survey said they are confident they will tick everything off their bucket lists. But as we all know, most things in life come at a price, so Staysure took the time to crunch a few numbers. Basing their calculations on an average top 10, a forecasted cost equates to £16,285. This comes in a little way off the estimation the that those involved in the survey thought the average list would cost (£8,191).
This updated bucket list reflects our modern times.
Experiences such as glamping in the UK and attending a music festival were also a regular addition in the over 50s left field lists that are breaking stereotypes left, right, and centre!
There are some great examples in the list, but we don’t want to spoil it for you as we’ve included the list at the bottom of the page so you can compare. We love some of the ideas that make the list. Some are quirkier than others and others we can all relate to.
The top 50 bucket list inclusions are as follows:
- Travel to an exotic destination
- Fly first class
- See the Northern Lights
- Visit five continents
- Dine in a world class restaurant
- Go on a cruise
- Spend time living abroad
- Learn about your family tree
- Fall in love
- Learn a new language
- Buy a house
- Tell someone you love them
- Go on a hot air balloon
- Get married
- Go to a casino in Las Vegas
- Reconnect with a childhood friend
- Go to a music festival
- Learn how to play a musical instrument
- Write a novel
- Drive a racing car
- Raise money for charity
- Go on holiday by yourself
- Climb a mountain
- Change career
- Sleep on the beach
- Stay out all night
- Go scuba diving
- Go skinny dipping
- Have sex in a public place
- Go on a roller coaster
- Have a one-night stand
- Forgive someone you’ve held a grudge against
- Go skydiving
- Bear all on a nudist beach
- Go glamping
- Eat sushi
- Take a selfie with a celebrity
- Have a ménage à trois
- Get a tattoo
- Watch the original ‘Star Wars’ trilogy
- Do karaoke
- Watch ‘The Godfather’ trilogy
- Run in a big race
- Quit Facebook
- Read ’50 Shades of Grey’
- Go to the Tomatina festival
- Experiment with illegal drugs
- Do stand-up comedy
- Run with the bulls in Pamplona
- Take part in a triathlon
Is there anything missing on the list that you would of added? Let us know in the Facebook comments!