Cost of Living in United Kingdom

Summary:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 £ 8.00-25.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 55.00 £ 38.00-95.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.00 £ 5.00-7.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.00 £ 3.00-6.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.00 £ 3.00-5.50
Cappuccino (regular) 2.93 £ 2.00-4.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.46 £ 1.00-2.50
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.06 £ 0.80-2.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.77 £ 2.27-5.68
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.93 £ 0.54-1.72
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.63 £ 0.32-1.13
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.09 £ 1.15-3.23
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.65 £ 1.17-5.44
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.58 £ 1.36-4.00
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.01 £ 2.04-6.80
Apples (1 lb) 0.87 £ 0.45-1.36
Banana (1 lb) 0.49 £ 0.33-1.04
Oranges (1 lb) 0.81 £ 0.44-1.81
Tomato (1 lb) 0.92 £ 0.43-1.63
Potato (1 lb) 0.48 £ 0.20-0.91
Onion (1 lb) 0.44 £ 0.27-0.91
Lettuce (1 head) 0.71 £ 0.43-1.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.99 £ 0.45-1.60
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.00 £ 5.00-11.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.79 £ 1.00-3.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.06 £ 1.00-3.50
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 12.00 £ 10.50-15.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 £ 1.80-4.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 65.22 £ 50.00-153.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 £ 1.80-5.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.00 £ 1.21-4.33
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 17.40 £ 9.00-36.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.90 £ 5.51-6.81
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,000.00 £ 18,500.00-25,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,238.29 £ 19,000.00-26,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 190.43 £ 100.00-350.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.12 £ 0.02-0.20
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 30.01 £ 24.00-45.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 31.09 £ 17.00-55.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 10.32 £ 5.00-15.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 £ 7.00-15.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,035.21 £ 650.00-1,600.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 13,616.41 £ 8,000.00-25,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 60.72 £ 30.00-90.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 29.90 £ 15.99-50.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 64.99 £ 40.00-100.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 64.70 £ 35.00-100.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 900.87 £ 552.43-2,027.56
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 689.98 £ 450.00-1,447.55
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,601.59 £ 1,000.00-3,618.59
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,205.34 £ 800.00-2,449.51
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 407.76 £ 204.44-1,117.17
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 301.04 £ 167.22-681.98
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,296.57 £
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.25 2.00-5.00

Prices in United Kingdom

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Last update: February 2023
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Distribution of Expenses Using Our Statistical Model:
  

By City in United Kingdom

Rank
City
Cost of Living Index
Rent Index
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index
Groceries Index
Restaurant Price Index
Local Purchasing Power Index
London 76.3 67.5 72.1 55.3 78.9 89.5
Guildford 70.9 47.9 59.9 59.8 71.8 83.7
Cambridge 70.1 44.1 57.7 57.8 74.7 105.6
Brighton 68.4 44.5 57.0 54.3 72.8 85.5
Bristol 66.8 36.9 52.6 50.3 73.7 96.6
Oxford 65.8 43.9 55.4 55.1 62.9 104.4
Leeds 65.0 28.2 47.4 49.8 70.6 106.2
Liverpool 64.8 26.3 46.4 50.6 71.6 88.5
Manchester 64.7 31.0 48.6 50.5 72.6 98.8
Bournemouth 64.6 32.7 49.4 50.0 81.5 81.8
Reading 64.6 35.6 50.8 51.9 77.8 110.3
Nottingham 64.6 25.8 46.1 57.8 62.3 92.2
Glasgow 64.5 27.2 46.7 50.0 70.8 110.6
Plymouth 64.0 25.2 45.5 47.6 64.9 70.9
Belfast 63.2 27.0 45.9 51.2 72.3 87.9
Exeter 63.2 30.6 47.6 48.4 67.4 87.9
Newcastle upon Tyne 62.8 28.0 46.2 50.0 71.1 91.0
Edinburgh 62.6 34.7 49.3 48.0 73.1 96.6
Derby 62.6 21.3 42.9 49.8 66.5 97.4
Southampton 62.4 28.7 46.3 47.8 65.2 102.1
Norwich 62.1 29.8 46.7 47.4 77.0 88.6
Portsmouth 61.0 29.1 45.8 52.4 64.3 118.5
Cardiff 60.9 31.7 47.0 48.0 70.0 83.8
Sheffield 60.9 26.3 44.4 47.8 58.0 88.9
Birmingham 60.2 30.7 46.1 47.7 60.3 112.2
Aberdeen 59.9 21.9 41.7 46.5 65.7 115.6
Coventry 59.1 23.3 42.0 45.5 51.9 143.6
Dundee 58.9 22.8 41.7 49.0 60.1 97.4
Leicester 58.1 24.4 42.0 44.4 66.2 109.6
Kingston upon Hull 54.6 16.6 36.5 45.5 53.7 87.3
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