Cost of Living Comparison Between Belfast and London 

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Consumer Prices in London are 26.8% higher than in Belfast (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in London are 66.7% higher than in Belfast
Rent Prices in London are 176.5% higher than in Belfast
Restaurant Prices in London are 5.0% higher than in Belfast
Groceries Prices in London are 18.9% higher than in Belfast
Local Purchasing Power in London is 5.8% lower than in Belfast
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Restaurants
Belfast Edit London Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 18.50 £ 18.00 £      -2.7 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 72.50 £ 80.00 £      +10.3 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.00 £ 8.00 £      +14.3 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.40 £ 6.45 £      +19.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 £ 5.00 £      0.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.34 £ 3.59 £      +7.5 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.74 £ 1.97 £      +13.1 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.42 £ 1.56 £      +9.5 %
Markets
Belfast Edit London Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.18 £ 5.00 £      -3.5 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.25 £ 1.36 £      +9.1 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.76 £ 0.91 £      +21.0 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.83 £ 3.33 £      +17.7 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.40 £ 3.46 £      +44.1 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.84 £ 3.46 £      +21.7 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.46 £ 5.44 £      +22.1 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.03 £ 1.11 £      +7.9 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.57 £ 0.55 £      -2.3 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.82 £ 1.18 £      +43.0 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.09 £ 1.51 £      +38.7 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.65 £ 0.55 £      -16.1 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.40 £ 0.53 £      +30.6 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.85 £ 0.94 £      +10.6 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.99 £ 1.27 £      +29.0 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.80 £ 9.00 £      +15.4 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.84 £ 2.00 £      +8.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.31 £ 2.43 £      +5.4 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 13.00 £ 15.00 £      +15.4 %
Transportation
Belfast Edit London Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.52 £ 2.80 £      +10.9 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 60.00 £ 195.00 £      +225.0 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 £ 4.00 £      0.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 £ 3.05 £      +1.7 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 14.70 £ 30.00 £      +104.1 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.00 £ 5.71 £      -4.8 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,285.00 £ 26,560.00 £      -6.1 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,116.25 £ 26,680.31 £      +10.6 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Belfast Edit London Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 126.36 £ 284.98 £      +125.5 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 11.11 £ 14.88 £      +33.9 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31.17 £ 32.18 £      +3.3 %
Sports And Leisure
Belfast Edit London Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 33.62 £ 49.00 £      +45.8 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 12.00 £ 13.03 £      +8.6 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 9.00 £ 15.00 £      +66.7 %
Childcare
Belfast Edit London Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 941.67 £ 1,824.68 £      +93.8 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 5,750.00 £ 20,054.76 £      +248.8 %
Clothing And Shoes
Belfast Edit London Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 64.86 £ 83.69 £      +29.0 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.00 £ 39.34 £      +12.4 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 71.43 £ 87.91 £      +23.1 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 80.38 £ 98.12 £      +22.1 %
Rent Per Month
Belfast Edit London Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 912.50 £ 2,204.17 £      +141.6 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 662.50 £ 1,615.82 £      +143.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,316.67 £ 4,165.38 £      +216.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 985.00 £ 2,734.62 £      +177.6 %
Buy Apartment Price
Belfast Edit London Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 202.16 £ 1,261.22 £      +523.9 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 153.29 £ 711.15 £      +363.9 %
Salaries And Financing
Belfast Edit London Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,083.75 £ 3,270.74 £      +57.0 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.68 5.60      -1.5 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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