Cost of Living in Leeds, United Kingdom

Prices in Leeds

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Restaurants [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 £
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 46.50 £
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.00 £
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.15 £
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.50 £
Cappuccino (regular) 2.36 £
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 0.96 £
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 0.94 £
Markets [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.45 £
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.80 £
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.53 £
Eggs (12) 2.14 £
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.07 £
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.45 £
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 13.61 £
Apples (1 lb) 0.59 £
Banana (1 lb) 0.57 £
Oranges (1 lb) 0.61 £
Tomato (1 lb) 0.61 £
Potato (1 lb) 0.53 £
Onion (1 lb) 0.45 £
Lettuce (1 head) 0.74 £
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.61 £
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.00 £
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.20 £
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 1.10 £
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 8.50 £
Transportation [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.30 £
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 60.00 £
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.60 £
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.70 £
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 15.00 £
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.30 £
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 15,500.00 £
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 170.00 £
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.04 £
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 19.67 £
Sports And Leisure [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 28.43 £
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 7.00 £
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 7.85 £
Clothing And Shoes [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 50.00 £
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 33.00 £
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 54.00 £
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 51.00 £
Rent Per Month [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 666.67 £
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 457.00 £
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,005.56 £
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 722.22 £
Buy Apartment Price [Edit]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 213.68 £
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 111.48 £
Salaries And Financing [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 1,632.22 £
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.00

These data are based on 521 entries in the past 18 months from 82 different contributors.

Last update: October, 2015

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8 Comments so far
#E Chan on Jun 29, 2015 :
Leeds is a great city to work and live in, with amazing country sides all within an hours drive.

With great shopping centres, and many leisure centres I'm sure you find that there are lots to do in your free time.

Living expenses is much cheaper than the South and for sure you will get a lot more out of GBP 48k than you would down South.
#ricardo on Apr 15, 2015 :
I was offred a 48000gbp job in leeds, can someone local please advise if this is a good value to live and be able to put some money apart taking into account the cost of living in leeds?

Thank you, cheers.
#Kevin on Apr 01, 2015 :
I really want to get experience live in UK. Can someone be my sponsor?
I'm Indonesian and 24 yo.
If someone interested to be my sponsor, here's my email address:
I'll introduce myself by then.
Thanks in advance.
Have a good day :)
#Jim on Feb 25, 2015 :
As an expat who left the UK, in any country I work in I have to make sure I have to have a sponsor who provides me with health care and ensures i have a place to live.

Why doesn't the UK start this? Use previous tax returns to depict how much Free health care a person is entitled to, any migrants would have to show proof of health insurance prior to entering the country.
#Joseph on Jun 19, 2014 :
All britons moved from the continent to the islands because they were looking for another kind of life. It's not people not belonging to one piece of land or the other, but people with fascist, yet medieval mind who DO NOT belong to this world!!
#Natalie on Nov 16, 2013 :
Rosie: John can moce to anywhere he wants and receives visa. According to the statistics above, the monthly average salary in Leeds is about 1,775.00 £. But for exemple the University of Leeds pay for a position Assistant £17,678 - £20,374 p.a. (about 1,236.00 - 1,389.00 £ monthly). Source:

How can people live with that salary? And so many still live there! Do they all expect your council to pay for their living? How many of them are your fellow citizen? How many are foreigners? Don't you think your comment is a bit racist?

If companies and institutes in the UK cannot pay people more, the government should reduce taxes, or help people to pay for their living. It's not John's fault that he cannot afford to live there. At least he works!
#Rosie on Nov 05, 2013 :
John, why would you be moving to the UK if you cannot afford to live here? How can you expect our council to pay for your housing if you are earning 1100 GBP per month. People like you are an absolute disgrace who do NOT belong in our country!
#John on Mar 23, 2013 :
So let's say that I make about 1100GBP per month, then I should look for a council house that costs 180GBP? We are moving in the next 5 months to the UK for the first time, so I am trying to figure this whole thing out...

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