how much would a bucket list cost to fulfil?

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.

bucket list made by a visitor to Quality Unearthed


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:

  1. Travel to an exotic destination
  2. Fly first class
  3. See the Northern Lights
  4. Visit five continents
  5. Dine in a world class restaurant
  6. Go on a cruise
  7. Spend time living abroad
  8. Learn about your family tree
  9. Fall in love
  10. Learn a new language
  11. Buy a house
  12. Tell someone you love them
  13. Go on a hot air balloon
  14. Get married
  15. Go to a casino in Las Vegas
  16. Reconnect with a childhood friend
  17. Go to a music festival
  18. Learn how to play a musical instrument
  19. Write a novel
  20. Drive a racing car
  21. Raise money for charity
  22. Go on holiday by yourself
  23. Climb a mountain
  24. Change career
  25. Sleep on the beach
  26. Stay out all night
  27. Go scuba diving
  28. Go skinny dipping
  29. Have sex in a public place
  30. Go on a roller coaster
  31. Have a one-night stand
  32. Forgive someone you’ve held a grudge against
  33. Go skydiving
  34. Bear all on a nudist beach
  35. Go glamping
  36. Eat sushi
  37. Take a selfie with a celebrity
  38. Have a ménage à trois
  39. Get a tattoo
  40. Watch the original ‘Star Wars’ trilogy
  41. Do karaoke
  42. Watch ‘The Godfather’ trilogy
  43. Run in a big race
  44. Quit Facebook
  45. Read ’50 Shades of Grey’
  46. Go to the Tomatina festival
  47. Experiment with illegal drugs
  48. Do stand-up comedy
  49. Run with the bulls in Pamplona
  50. Take part in a triathlon

Is there anything missing on the list that you would of added? Let us know in the Facebook comments!

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