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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 88.20
Rent Index: 39.63
Groceries Index: 82.15
Restaurants Index: 90.89
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 64.11
Local Purchasing Power: 122.93

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 £
8.00
14.00
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 £
30.00
65.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.00 £
4.60
6.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.30 £
3.00
4.20
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.00 £
2.80
4.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.18 £
1.60
2.50
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.04 £
0.79
1.50
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 0.80 £
0.60
1.05
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.02 £
2.46
3.79
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.95 £
0.74
1.09
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.54 £
0.32
1.04
Eggs (12) 2.16 £
1.70
3.15
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.36 £
2.20
4.54
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.85 £
3.18
4.99
Apples (1 lb) 0.91 £
0.88
0.95
Oranges (1 lb) 1.05 £
0.72
1.36
Tomato (1 lb) 1.07 £
0.68
1.81
Potato (1 lb) 0.53 £
0.45
0.68
Lettuce (1 head) 0.96 £
0.80
1.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.79 £
0.60
1.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.00 £
6.50
10.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.59 £
1.00
2.45
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 1.17 £
1.00
1.48
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 8.48 £
8.00
9.16
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.75 £
1.50
2.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 68.00 £
60.00
80.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.70 £
2.60
3.40
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.70 £
1.50
1.80
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 18.00 £
18.00
18.50
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.37 £
4.16
4.81
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 17,000.00 £
17,000.00
18,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 129.54 £
100.00
154.55
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.07 £
0.03
0.20
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 20.25 £
15.00
30.00
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 34.63 £
19.99
55.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 5.00 £
4.00
6.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 9.60 £
8.20
11.00
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 53.38 £
50.00
60.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 36.17 £
27.00
50.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 62.56 £
50.00
75.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 60.43 £
50.00
78.00
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 783.75 £
650.00
900.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 600.00 £
500.00
700.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,355.56 £
1,200.00
1,600.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 937.50 £
800.00
1,100.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 385.48 £
130.06
603.86
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 192.26 £
130.06
325.16
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 1,675.58 £
1,342.00
2,015.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.64
2.40
5.00

These data are based on 655 entries in the past 18 months from 84 different contributors.

Last update: August, 2015

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11 Comments so far

#smtenglish on Jul 08, 2015 :
Hi

I'm moving into a flat in Bristol this weekend. I was wondering if anyone could give me a rough idea of what my water and electricity bills roughly might come to. It's just me living in a two bedroom flat. I'm at work during the day Monday to Friday so just at home evenings and weekends.

thanks
#Sean A SA on Apr 21, 2015 :
Hi All,

There is a possibility that my wife and I will be moving over from South Africa. We are both in the medical field.I am an Orthotist and She is a physiotherapist. I would imagine we will both be on similar salaries of about 30K plus a year. Where would be a nice place to live and at what cost are we looking at. Bearing in mind I will be posted at the hospital. Any advice on places to stay, transport options etc etc would be greatly appreciated!!!

Thanks in advance.

Sean
#Mary on Apr 03, 2015 :
Hi, I was wondering about the same issue. Can my husband and I live with a 31,000/year salary in Bristol? Will it be enough to live well? Thank you very much in advance.
#Aza on Feb 17, 2015 :
Will it be enough with a 33,000 a year for two persons (me and wife)?

And what quality of live would I expect with that salary.

Cheers!
#justme on Feb 07, 2015 :
@Martin
You would probably need another source of income unless you have a rent-free place to stay.
#Martin on Feb 06, 2015 :
Hello.
I want to apply for a scholarship in Bristol University. The grant amount is 800 euros (about 600 GBP) per month. It would be enough? Or I need to have another source of income?

Thanks
#shazrul on Jan 01, 2015 :
You have more than enough man. I can survive with just 1000 a month. I dont have to pay tax by the way
#Anonymous on Feb 22, 2014 :
hey please help , I got new job in bristol , my salary will be 2350 GBP per month
So Is it to survive alone at Bristol ....
Please explain ?
#Zibi on Jan 28, 2014 :
Hi I got work offer for about 50.000 GBP yearly (before taxes).
Please let me know how much it will be monthly (after taxes).
And is it possible to live there (having one child + wife) and put aside something with these money.
Thank you All
#Anden on Jan 23, 2014 :
Anybody??? Please, I need your help. I have few more days to say Yes/No. Please help..... 29800 before taxes...?
#Anden on Jan 12, 2014 :
Hello all Bristol citizens

Please help, I have a job offer from Ministry of Defence for 29800 per year. Can I make it with this money, having in mind that I have 4 years old boy that should go to kindergarten / elementary school?

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