Britons spend £75bn a year on "fun" - eating out, drinking out and going on holiday - two-and-a-half times more than 10 years ago, according to a new report. Research from the Payments Council, called the Way We Pay 2010, showed almost a fifth of total spend (18%) is now on fun activities, which is equivalent to more than £30 a week for every adult. The biggest increase has been in restaurants, up more than threefold to £30bn in 2009, but pub and bar spending has also rocketed to £23bn from less than £10bn 10 years ago. The report also found holidaymakers were splashing out more while on trips abroad, with spending up 89% to £32bn last year. The study showed that the march from cash payments to bank cards continued, with 60% of transactions in pubs and restaurants taking place on plastic. The study also showed spending has soared on less enjoyable outgoings as well, with mortgage commitments tripling to £79bn between 1999 and 2009 as house prices raced higher over the noughties. Council tax and utility costs have also increased above inflation, according to the report. Wages are likewise being stretched to cover new regular costs, such as payment for internet access, with spend on that service increasing tenfold since 1999 to £2.9bn. The Council added that its figures showed the supermarket sector had increased its "stranglehold on our wallets", taking 55p in every £1 spent in shops last year. This was up from 48p in 1999.