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Cost of Living in United Kingdom

Cost of living in United Kingdom is 1.15% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in United Kingdom is 16.92% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 £ 8.00-17.00
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 £ 2.60-4.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.53 £ 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) 3.38 £ 2.65-3.79
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.86 £ 0.64-1.09
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.58 £ 0.32-0.91
Eggs (12) 1.98 £ 1.49-2.50
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.60 £ 1.59-3.63
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 2.81 £ 2.04-3.63
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.70 £ 2.56-5.44
Apples (1 lb) 0.83 £ 0.56-1.09
Banana (1 lb) 0.46 £ 0.31-0.79
Oranges (1 lb) 0.79 £ 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) 0.73 £ 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) 1.41 £ 1.00-2.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.53 £ 1.00-2.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 8.91 £ 7.00-9.50
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) 2.41 £ 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 £ 14,800.00-20,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 18,089.80 £ 14,700.00-23,100.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 139.14 £ 85.00-204.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.13 £ 0.08-0.20
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 21.13 £ 15.00-30.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 33.32 £ 20.00-50.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 9.74 £ 5.60-15.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 9.22 £ 7.99-12.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 56.82 £ 40.00-75.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 29.73 £ 20.00-40.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 58.95 £ 45.00-75.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 60.90 £ 45.00-80.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 744.26 £ 500.00-1,300.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 609.52 £ 400.00-1,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,234.17 £ 750.00-2,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 956.44 £ 600.00-1,500.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 303.61 £ 156.08-743.22
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 243.26 £ 120.77-557.41
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 1,657.57 £
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.49 2.60-4.30

Prices in United Kingdom

These data are based on 47202 entries in the past 18 months from 4906 different contributors.
Last update: August, 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 85.91 78.25 82.30 61.80 95.66 87.75
Bath 83.61 42.02 64.04 83.60 77.25 131.16
Aberdeen 83.00 34.02 59.95 63.63 98.59 124.67
Brighton 79.73 43.74 62.79 67.53 90.27 87.41
Bournemouth 76.39 34.07 56.47 70.68 75.29 93.56
Cambridge 76.38 44.34 61.30 62.26 88.68 125.33
Bristol 75.13 38.05 57.68 65.20 84.19 99.22
Milton Keynes 75.01 39.32 58.21 66.21 74.22 98.67
Oxford 74.94 52.80 64.52 61.79 78.96 102.28
Leicester 74.56 22.44 50.03 61.87 87.04 100.38
Norwich 74.19 26.95 51.96 56.61 81.90 101.59
Southampton 74.00 32.05 54.26 64.19 77.25 114.55
Edinburgh 73.51 32.38 54.15 61.25 80.97 108.11
Reading 72.54 40.75 57.58 54.39 83.31 103.24
Portsmouth 72.03 31.83 53.11 56.92 68.88 102.29
Swansea 71.67 22.54 48.54 59.98 72.17 95.76
Glasgow 71.32 27.90 50.88 57.92 83.48 112.59
Liverpool 71.20 24.48 49.21 61.71 69.93 107.02
Exeter 70.83 29.79 51.51 58.03 76.81 85.29
Manchester 70.15 30.75 51.60 56.33 77.64 110.24
Birmingham 68.96 28.88 50.10 56.85 74.12 108.01
Cardiff 68.07 26.00 48.27 58.96 73.91 125.18
Northampton 67.88 27.16 48.72 60.25 74.80 111.18
Newcastle Upon Tyne 67.72 26.27 48.21 52.78 76.84 118.62
Nottingham 67.60 24.71 47.41 60.90 65.01 135.00
Leeds 67.36 27.13 48.43 57.52 73.20 115.13
Derby 67.28 21.94 45.94 54.10 71.46 128.69
Plymouth 66.85 24.67 47.00 54.25 73.10 132.94
Coventry 66.71 31.09 49.95 53.25 70.45 111.33
Sheffield 66.62 24.35 46.72 57.59 77.88 107.49
Dundee 64.94 21.56 44.52 55.90 68.72 107.69
Belfast 63.32 23.88 44.76 57.89 71.35 109.64
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