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Cost of Living in United Kingdom

Cost of living in United Kingdom is 2.35% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in United Kingdom is 17.78% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 £ 8.50-18.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 £ 35.00-60.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.00 £ 4.50-6.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.50 £ 2.60-4.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.50 £ 2.50-4.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.54 £ 2.00-3.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.14 £ 0.80-1.60
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.89 £ 0.60-1.10
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.36 £ 2.61-3.79
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.85 £ 0.60-1.09
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.58 £ 0.32-0.91
Eggs (12) 1.97 £ 1.46-2.50
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.60 £ 1.59-3.63
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 2.79 £ 2.04-3.63
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.69 £ 2.49-5.44
Apples (1 lb) 0.83 £ 0.56-1.11
Banana (1 lb) 0.45 £ 0.31-0.73
Oranges (1 lb) 0.80 £ 0.45-1.13
Tomato (1 lb) 0.83 £ 0.45-1.09
Potato (1 lb) 0.52 £ 0.36-0.91
Onion (1 lb) 0.42 £ 0.32-0.68
Lettuce (1 head) 0.72 £ 0.49-1.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.95 £ 0.60-1.50
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.00 £ 5.00-9.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.44 £ 1.00-2.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.55 £ 1.00-2.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 9.00 £ 7.03-9.70
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.30 £ 1.60-3.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 60.00 £ 45.00-125.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 £ 2.40-4.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.53 £ 1.61-4.83
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 20.00 £ 12.00-40.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.10 £ 3.90-4.35
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 17,000.00 £ 14,500.00-20,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 17,854.09 £ 14,000.00-22,155.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 138.49 £ 85.00-204.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.13 £ 0.08-0.22
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 21.01 £ 15.00-30.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 33.20 £ 20.00-50.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 9.74 £ 5.00-15.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 9.50 £ 8.00-12.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 56.92 £ 40.00-75.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 29.63 £ 20.00-40.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 59.22 £ 45.00-75.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 61.29 £ 45.00-85.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 750.78 £ 500.00-1,300.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 612.76 £ 400.00-1,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,238.84 £ 750.00-2,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 959.78 £ 600.00-1,500.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 310.14 £ 167.22-789.67
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 237.82 £ 120.77-510.96
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 1,642.35 £
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.46 2.59-4.20

Prices in United Kingdom

These data are based on 47253 entries in the past 18 months from 4912 different contributors.
Last update: September, 2016 Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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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 84.61 76.14 80.62 60.83 91.60 86.34
Bath 82.10 41.06 62.75 81.87 75.83 133.51
Aberdeen 81.38 32.93 58.53 61.85 96.01 118.71
Brighton 78.37 42.93 61.66 65.95 89.88 81.62
Bournemouth 76.88 33.29 56.32 69.04 83.70 86.10
Milton Keynes 74.44 38.62 57.55 65.16 76.03 94.40
Oxford 74.27 52.60 64.05 60.92 78.93 91.87
Cambridge 74.06 43.18 59.50 60.98 84.37 125.27
Bristol 73.85 37.90 56.90 63.94 82.70 92.41
Edinburgh 73.56 31.64 53.79 61.00 79.63 104.01
Norwich 72.70 25.81 50.58 55.12 80.32 94.88
Southampton 72.37 31.21 52.96 62.87 75.83 110.98
Leicester 72.19 21.98 48.51 57.69 89.41 98.89
Reading 71.05 40.10 56.45 53.07 81.57 101.71
Portsmouth 70.64 31.00 51.95 55.60 67.52 98.91
Swansea 70.29 22.02 47.53 58.59 70.84 92.50
Liverpool 69.88 24.02 48.25 60.41 68.52 105.74
Exeter 69.60 29.10 50.50 56.68 75.80 79.40
Glasgow 69.40 27.82 49.79 55.73 83.34 108.09
Guildford 69.38 49.15 59.84 50.51 81.05 103.59
Manchester 69.01 29.88 50.56 55.05 78.83 107.47
Leeds 66.70 26.59 47.79 58.52 69.78 108.05
Birmingham 66.60 28.26 48.52 54.37 70.59 104.66
Northampton 66.56 26.54 47.69 58.85 73.42 107.42
Cardiff 66.23 25.61 47.08 57.01 71.15 119.06
Newcastle Upon Tyne 66.16 25.34 46.91 51.36 75.40 115.60
Nottingham 66.05 23.45 45.96 59.20 63.70 129.41
Derby 65.73 21.58 44.91 52.85 69.76 124.52
Sheffield 65.49 23.81 45.83 56.41 76.46 103.63
Plymouth 64.87 24.10 45.65 52.86 69.01 129.45
Coventry 64.54 30.48 48.48 49.69 69.33 110.82
Dundee 64.36 21.45 44.13 55.20 68.98 102.91
Belfast 62.97 23.02 44.13 57.36 70.54 110.19
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