"I Can't Survive Without..."

A daily cup of tea, high-speed internet connection, a trustworthy best friend and cuddling are among the things Britons count as 'bare necessities' of modern day life, according to a new survey.

Researchers compiled a list of top 20 things which are the essentials of life for Britons, following a poll of 2,000 adults aged from 18 to 65.

The top three things on the list include an internet connection, television and a cuddle.

Women ranked cuddles as their No 1 bare necessity, while men cannot do without TV, 'metro.co.uk' reported.

A trustworthy best friend, a daily shower and central heating also feature in the list.

Some cannot live without a cup of tea, or hearing an 'I love you' every now and then.

A solid marriage, car, spectacles, coffee, chocolate and glass of wine are also some things Britons can't do without.

A regular night in on the sofa, 'a good cry every now and then' is also required by Bitons to unwind, the survey found.

Britons also need a full English breakfast, a foreign holiday once a year, a pint of beer and their iPhones.

The research was commissioned by Disney to mark the forthcoming release of The Jungle Book on Blu-ray.

"The notion of life's bare necessities were immortalised in the film's song more than four decades ago," a Disney spokeswoman said.

"It just goes to show that the 'simple bare necessities' really can be accessible to everyone," she said.

The top five bare necessities were an internet connection, followed by television, a cuddle, a trustworthy best friend and a daily shower. - Daily Mail



1. Internet connection

2. Television

3. A cuddle

4. A trustworthy best friend

5. Daily shower

6. Central heating

7. Cup of tea

8. An “I love you” every now and then

9. A solid marriage

10. Car

11. Spectacles

12. Coffee

13. Chocolate

14. Night in on the sofa

15. Glass of wine

16. A good cry every now and then

17. A full English breakfast

18. A foreign holiday once a year

19. iPhone

20. A pint.


- Daily Mail