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Cost of Living in United Kingdom

Cost of living in United Kingdom is 1.45% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in United Kingdom is 16.54% 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 £ 2.70-4.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.50 £ 2.65-4.00
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) 0.90 £ 0.60-1.15
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.38 £ 2.65-3.79
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.86 £ 0.63-1.09
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.57 £ 0.27-0.91
Eggs (12) 1.98 £ 1.40-2.50
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.62 £ 1.59-3.63
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 2.84 £ 2.06-3.63
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.72 £ 2.61-5.22
Apples (1 lb) 0.83 £ 0.56-1.02
Banana (1 lb) 0.46 £ 0.31-0.79
Oranges (1 lb) 0.79 £ 0.50-1.09
Tomato (1 lb) 0.82 £ 0.45-1.06
Potato (1 lb) 0.53 £ 0.36-0.91
Onion (1 lb) 0.42 £ 0.32-0.68
Lettuce (1 head) 0.73 £ 0.50-1.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.92 £ 0.55-1.50
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.00 £ 5.00-9.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.39 £ 1.00-2.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.52 £ 1.00-2.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 8.80 £ 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 £ 1.61-4.80
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 £ 14,000.00-20,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 18,890.06 £ 14,000.00-24,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 143.05 £ 88.00-210.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.13 £ 0.06-0.20
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 21.14 £ 15.00-30.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 33.29 £ 20.00-50.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 9.98 £ 6.00-15.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 9.00 £ 8.00-12.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 57.13 £ 40.00-75.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 29.87 £ 20.00-40.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 59.29 £ 45.00-75.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 61.11 £ 45.00-85.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 752.08 £ 500.00-1,300.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 614.22 £ 400.00-1,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,246.15 £ 750.00-2,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 955.53 £ 600.00-1,500.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 335.34 £ 185.80-789.67
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 273.20 £ 130.06-580.64
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 1,697.45 £
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.52 2.60-4.50

Prices in United Kingdom

These data are based on 46622 entries in the past 18 months from 4863 different contributors.
Last update: July, 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 84.25 77.47 81.07 60.59 92.14 89.21
Bath 82.81 41.85 63.63 81.70 76.88 131.88
Aberdeen 81.73 34.00 59.37 62.77 97.98 122.58
Brighton 78.52 44.71 62.68 67.64 79.53 89.23
Cambridge 76.25 44.45 61.35 61.01 90.30 121.52
Bournemouth 75.34 33.90 55.93 69.07 74.94 97.02
Oxford 74.54 53.50 64.69 59.79 83.86 105.40
Leicester 74.09 22.57 49.96 59.68 90.54 100.43
Bristol 73.72 38.75 57.34 63.40 83.85 97.94
Milton Keynes 73.53 38.92 57.32 61.90 80.12 100.11
Southampton 73.29 31.80 53.85 62.66 76.77 110.90
Norwich 73.10 26.52 51.28 55.68 83.85 101.85
Exeter 72.54 29.63 52.44 56.71 76.72 84.37
Reading 72.13 40.42 57.28 54.11 82.54 106.38
Edinburgh 71.57 31.74 52.91 58.56 80.36 110.39
Swansea 71.28 21.34 47.89 58.62 74.94 96.98
Liverpool 70.56 24.82 49.14 60.01 69.74 111.10
Guildford 70.36 49.40 60.54 50.53 85.56 102.90
Glasgow 69.72 27.59 49.99 56.00 82.55 114.50
Manchester 69.05 31.10 51.27 54.75 77.29 110.74
Birmingham 67.95 28.70 49.57 54.52 76.47 110.08
Northampton 67.84 27.02 48.72 59.87 76.22 111.06
Cardiff 67.36 25.87 47.93 57.59 73.74 129.76
Derby 66.74 21.83 45.70 52.87 71.12 137.48
Nottingham 66.67 24.51 46.92 59.25 65.17 136.41
Newcastle Upon Tyne 66.12 26.00 47.32 51.95 76.13 117.88
Plymouth 65.92 24.54 46.54 53.02 72.75 130.79
Leeds 65.34 26.98 47.37 54.30 72.79 122.76
Sheffield 65.21 23.97 45.89 56.76 72.15 111.14
Coventry 64.70 30.93 48.88 51.52 69.97 117.54
Dundee 64.19 21.48 44.18 54.71 68.49 108.57
Belfast 61.86 23.68 43.97 55.68 71.17 113.29
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