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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 95.34
Rent Index: 49.48
Groceries Index: 83.99
Restaurants Index: 94.02
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 72.59
Local Purchasing Power: 98.19

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 £
10.00
12.00
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 42.50 £
40.00
50.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.50 £
5.00
7.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.50 £
2.50
3.80
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.28 £
3.00
4.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.44 £
2.00
2.80
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.59 £
1.20
2.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.09 £
0.99
1.50
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.80 £
3.41
4.54
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.08 £
0.82
1.50
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.49 £
0.18
0.91
Eggs (12) 2.79 £
2.00
4.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.30 £
2.72
3.81
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.18 £
2.27
3.63
Apples (1 lb) 1.08 £
0.91
1.36
Oranges (1 lb) 1.16 £
0.91
1.36
Tomato (1 lb) 1.09 £
0.91
1.36
Potato (1 lb) 0.50 £
0.45
0.68
Lettuce (1 head) 1.02 £
0.90
1.20
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.14 £
0.80
1.50
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 6.50 £
5.00
7.30
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.42 £
1.00
1.80
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 1.68 £
1.35
2.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 8.86 £
7.00
9.50
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.35 £
2.00
2.40
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 69.00 £
46.00
69.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 £
2.80
3.60
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.80 £
1.61
2.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 21.00 £
20.00
36.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.46 £
3.97
5.22
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 18,000.00 £
17,000.00
23,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 208.40 £
100.00
275.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.09 £
0.03
0.14
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 19.17 £
14.99
25.00
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 39.00 £
30.00
50.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 7.10 £
7.00
7.30
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 9.88 £
9.00
12.00
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 54.40 £
50.00
60.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 40.40 £
35.00
45.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 72.00 £
60.00
90.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 86.00 £
70.00
100.00
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 869.44 £
800.00
900.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 713.89 £
600.00
825.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,666.67 £
1,400.00
2,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,392.86 £
1,200.00
1,500.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 301.93 £
278.71
371.61
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 208.10 £
185.80
278.71
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 1,518.75 £
1,200.00
1,700.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.35
4.00
5.00

These data are based on 527 entries in the past 18 months from 74 different contributors.

Last update: September, 2015

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5 Comments so far

#S. on Jun 13, 2015 :
It's definitely £69 for a monthly bus pass (£2 less if you pay by recurring card charge) - very expensive for a small city like brighton.
#Bader on Jan 17, 2015 :
Hi.im planning to move to Brighton with my girlfriend after finishing my studies in Edinburgh as health and social care I would like to now if there is Lods of apportunities to get a job I mean in general is Brighton sesional City for jobs and renting flat ..... Thanks.
#tom on Sep 06, 2014 :
most seems about right, buses are a bit more then £2 a pop. Also salaries are surely way off if the range is 1.6k-1.9k/month what about all the people working in restaurants, call centres, sea life centre, the pier, basic construction and service workers all working for 6/7p.h that works out like £960 - 1120/month before tax and if you can get a 40 hr week which alot of people cant, many even on zero hours contracts. Even experienced care workers or semi-skilled construction workers are lucky to get 9-10p.h which is 1440/1600 before tax. So surely this is way skewed to make it seem like people have a lot more disposable income then they do.
#BT Musy on Apr 12, 2014 :
Back in the 70s, as a foreign student, i was renting a small room up Ditchling Rise for just 5 pounds 50 pence per week.
Enjoyed my stay, its a student town, me studying at Brighton Tech College, , with everything you need, nite life was spectacular. Sloopy, Revolution, Bier Keller, Hungry Years, Queens (Jazz). Football at Preston park on a sunday makes life complete. Many great memories left behind, best times of my life. I remember Miss Peny from Havelock Road, she be like 52 today.
mbt
#Jon on Apr 03, 2013 :
The groceries prices are a bit ridiculous here. Maybe if you shop at Waitrose and M&S but the vast majority of people shop at ASDA and Tesco.

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