Cost of Living Comparison Between Madrid and London 

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Consumer Prices in London are 39.87% higher than in Madrid (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in London are 68.16% higher than in Madrid
Rent Prices in London are 129.22% higher than in Madrid
Restaurant Prices in London are 40.25% higher than in Madrid
Groceries Prices in London are 30.35% higher than in Madrid
Local Purchasing Power in London is 32.66% higher than in Madrid
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Restaurants
Madrid Edit London Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 €
(10.28 £)
17.52 €
(15.00 £)
     +45.96 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 €
(42.82 £)
70.06 €
(60.00 £)
     +40.13 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 €
(6.85 £)
7.01 €
(6.00 £)
     -12.42 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.00 €
(2.57 £)
5.84 €
(5.00 £)
     +94.62 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.50 €
(3.00 £)
5.84 €
(5.00 £)
     +66.82 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.03 €
(1.74 £)
3.41 €
(2.92 £)
     +67.96 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.99 €
(1.71 £)
1.75 €
(1.50 £)
     -12.01 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.51 €
(1.29 £)
1.32 €
(1.13 £)
     -12.74 %
Markets
Madrid Edit London Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.19 €
(2.73 £)
4.21 €
(3.61 £)
     +31.89 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.89 €
(0.76 £)
1.07 €
(0.91 £)
     +20.19 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.51 €
(0.44 £)
0.76 €
(0.65 £)
     +48.04 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.04 €
(1.74 £)
2.59 €
(2.22 £)
     +27.33 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.36 €
(3.73 £)
3.55 €
(3.04 £)
     -18.61 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.99 €
(2.56 £)
3.29 €
(2.82 £)
     +10.02 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.11 €
(4.38 £)
5.34 €
(4.58 £)
     +4.55 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.93 €
(0.79 £)
1.20 €
(1.02 £)
     +29.06 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.78 €
(0.67 £)
0.59 €
(0.50 £)
     -24.28 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.75 €
(0.64 £)
1.08 €
(0.93 £)
     +44.37 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.85 €
(0.73 £)
1.36 €
(1.16 £)
     +60.11 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.58 €
(0.49 £)
0.64 €
(0.55 £)
     +10.82 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.58 €
(0.50 £)
0.64 €
(0.55 £)
     +9.23 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.97 €
(0.83 £)
0.93 €
(0.80 £)
     -4.46 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.72 €
(0.62 £)
1.04 €
(0.89 £)
     +42.88 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 5.00 €
(4.28 £)
9.34 €
(8.00 £)
     +86.83 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.05 €
(0.90 £)
2.12 €
(1.82 £)
     +102.83 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.67 €
(1.43 £)
2.46 €
(2.11 £)
     +47.72 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 5.38 €
(4.60 £)
14.60 €
(12.50 £)
     +171.56 %
Transportation
Madrid Edit London Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.50 €
(1.28 £)
3.27 €
(2.80 £)
     +117.97 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 54.60 €
(46.76 £)
183.13 €
(156.83 £)
     +235.40 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 €
(2.57 £)
3.50 €
(3.00 £)
     +16.77 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.77 €
(1.52 £)
3.19 €
(2.74 £)
     +80.46 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 24.00 €
(20.55 £)
33.63 €
(28.80 £)
     +40.13 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.86 €
(4.16 £)
5.33 €
(4.57 £)
     +9.84 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,000.00 €
(17,983.89 £)
26,877.81 €
(23,017.50 £)
     +27.99 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,602.17 €
(20,212.33 £)
26,870.83 €
(23,011.52 £)
     +13.85 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Madrid Edit London Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 131.50 €
(112.61 £)
206.63 €
(176.95 £)
     +57.14 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.21 €
(0.18 £)
0.15 €
(0.13 £)
     -28.77 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 41.12 €
(35.21 £)
37.09 €
(31.77 £)
     -9.78 %
Sports And Leisure
Madrid Edit London Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 40.19 €
(34.42 £)
51.84 €
(44.40 £)
     +29.00 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 11.81 €
(10.11 £)
12.14 €
(10.40 £)
     +2.83 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 9.00 €
(7.71 £)
16.35 €
(14.00 £)
     +81.64 %
Childcare
Madrid Edit London Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 450.68 €
(385.95 £)
1,658.19 €
(1,420.04 £)
     +267.93 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 7,910.53 €
(6,774.38 £)
21,126.60 €
(18,092.31 £)
     +167.07 %
Clothing And Shoes
Madrid Edit London Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 71.01 €
(60.81 £)
70.03 €
(59.97 £)
     -1.39 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 29.63 €
(25.37 £)
33.86 €
(29.00 £)
     +14.29 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 74.86 €
(64.11 £)
83.26 €
(71.30 £)
     +11.22 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 88.89 €
(76.13 £)
95.21 €
(81.54 £)
     +7.11 %
Rent Per Month
Madrid Edit London Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 878.61 €
(752.42 £)
1,939.60 €
(1,661.03 £)
     +120.76 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 663.73 €
(568.40 £)
1,464.17 €
(1,253.88 £)
     +120.60 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,585.83 €
(1,358.07 £)
3,803.40 €
(3,257.14 £)
     +139.84 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,099.04 €
(941.19 £)
2,422.30 €
(2,074.40 £)
     +120.40 %
Buy Apartment Price
Madrid Edit London Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 461.46 €
(395.18 £)
1,218.35 €
(1,043.37 £)
     +164.02 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 284.85 €
(243.94 £)
601.68 €
(515.27 £)
     +111.22 %
Salaries And Financing
Madrid Edit London Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,637.03 €
(1,401.91 £)
3,651.73 €
(3,127.25 £)
     +123.07 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.03 2.54      +25.17 %
Last update: June 2021June 2021
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