Cost of Living Comparison Between Madrid and London 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in London are 31.67% higher than in Madrid (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in London are 57.36% higher than in Madrid
Rent Prices in London are 110.91% higher than in Madrid
Restaurant Prices in London are 35.68% higher than in Madrid
Groceries Prices in London are 19.79% higher than in Madrid
Local Purchasing Power in London is 28.87% higher than in Madrid
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Restaurants
Madrid Edit London Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 €
(10.66 £)
16.89 €
(15.00 £)
     +40.76 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 €
(44.40 £)
67.57 €
(60.00 £)
     +35.13 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 €
(7.10 £)
6.76 €
(6.00 £)
     -15.54 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.00 €
(2.66 £)
5.63 €
(5.00 £)
     +87.68 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.00 €
(2.66 £)
5.63 €
(5.00 £)
     +87.68 %
Cappuccino (regular) 1.96 €
(1.74 £)
3.32 €
(2.95 £)
     +69.18 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.01 €
(1.78 £)
1.71 €
(1.52 £)
     -14.55 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.50 €
(1.34 £)
1.29 €
(1.14 £)
     -14.51 %
Markets
Madrid Edit London Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.12 €
(2.77 £)
4.02 €
(3.57 £)
     +28.61 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.84 €
(0.74 £)
1.02 €
(0.91 £)
     +22.10 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.49 €
(0.43 £)
0.74 €
(0.66 £)
     +52.95 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.13 €
(1.89 £)
2.45 €
(2.17 £)
     +14.97 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.09 €
(4.52 £)
3.56 €
(3.16 £)
     -29.94 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.82 €
(2.50 £)
3.12 €
(2.77 £)
     +10.61 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.16 €
(4.58 £)
4.91 €
(4.36 £)
     -4.89 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.91 €
(0.81 £)
1.03 €
(0.91 £)
     +12.68 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.84 €
(0.75 £)
0.58 €
(0.51 £)
     -31.45 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.76 €
(0.68 £)
0.97 €
(0.86 £)
     +27.06 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.86 €
(0.76 £)
1.32 €
(1.17 £)
     +53.01 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.57 €
(0.50 £)
0.62 €
(0.55 £)
     +9.69 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.60 €
(0.53 £)
0.58 €
(0.51 £)
     -3.55 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.99 €
(0.88 £)
0.94 €
(0.83 £)
     -5.36 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.75 €
(0.67 £)
1.02 €
(0.90 £)
     +34.88 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 5.00 €
(4.44 £)
9.01 €
(8.00 £)
     +80.18 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.02 €
(0.90 £)
1.99 €
(1.77 £)
     +95.90 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.69 €
(1.50 £)
2.25 €
(2.00 £)
     +32.90 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 5.12 €
(4.55 £)
13.51 €
(12.00 £)
     +163.67 %
Transportation
Madrid Edit London Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.50 €
(1.33 £)
3.15 €
(2.80 £)
     +110.20 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 54.60 €
(48.49 £)
168.91 €
(150.00 £)
     +209.37 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 €
(2.66 £)
3.38 €
(3.00 £)
     +12.61 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.77 €
(1.57 £)
3.08 €
(2.74 £)
     +74.03 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25.00 €
(22.20 £)
32.43 €
(28.80 £)
     +29.73 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.91 €
(4.36 £)
5.28 €
(4.69 £)
     +7.54 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,750.00 €
(18,426.51 £)
25,635.55 €
(22,765.00 £)
     +23.54 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,602.17 €
(20,959.32 £)
25,605.45 €
(22,738.27 £)
     +8.49 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Madrid Edit London Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 138.13 €
(122.66 £)
198.58 €
(176.34 £)
     +43.76 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.20 €
(0.18 £)
0.15 €
(0.13 £)
     -28.26 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 41.62 €
(36.96 £)
35.23 €
(31.29 £)
     -15.34 %
Sports And Leisure
Madrid Edit London Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 38.63 €
(34.30 £)
49.88 €
(44.29 £)
     +29.12 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 12.02 €
(10.67 £)
12.51 €
(11.11 £)
     +4.08 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 9.00 €
(7.99 £)
14.08 €
(12.50 £)
     +56.40 %
Childcare
Madrid Edit London Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 438.91 €
(389.77 £)
1,635.76 €
(1,452.59 £)
     +272.68 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 7,859.09 €
(6,979.07 £)
20,433.50 €
(18,145.45 £)
     +160.00 %
Clothing And Shoes
Madrid Edit London Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 74.08 €
(65.78 £)
76.02 €
(67.51 £)
     +2.62 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 29.11 €
(25.85 £)
37.51 €
(33.31 £)
     +28.84 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 77.02 €
(68.40 £)
81.04 €
(71.97 £)
     +5.22 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 89.09 €
(79.11 £)
105.32 €
(93.53 £)
     +18.22 %
Rent Per Month
Madrid Edit London Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 919.45 €
(816.50 £)
1,915.84 €
(1,701.31 £)
     +108.37 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 685.43 €
(608.68 £)
1,414.03 €
(1,255.69 £)
     +106.30 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,662.46 €
(1,476.30 £)
3,596.46 €
(3,193.75 £)
     +116.33 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,139.64 €
(1,012.03 £)
2,355.66 €
(2,091.88 £)
     +106.70 %
Buy Apartment Price
Madrid Edit London Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 487.38 €
(432.81 £)
1,223.57 €
(1,086.56 £)
     +151.05 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 284.99 €
(253.08 £)
607.54 €
(539.51 £)
     +113.18 %
Salaries And Financing
Madrid Edit London Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,576.13 €
(1,399.64 £)
3,196.34 €
(2,838.43 £)
     +102.80 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.23 2.68      +20.36 %
Last update: January 2021January 2021
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