Cost of Living Comparison Between Birmingham and London 

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Consumer Prices in London are 22.39% higher than in Birmingham (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in London are 55.42% higher than in Birmingham
Rent Prices in London are 139.72% higher than in Birmingham
Restaurant Prices in London are 29.21% higher than in Birmingham
Groceries Prices in London are 12.97% higher than in Birmingham
Local Purchasing Power in London is 7.11% higher than in Birmingham
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Restaurants
Birmingham Edit London Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 £ 15.00 £      +50.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 £ 60.00 £      +20.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.82 £ 6.00 £      +3.09 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.50 £ 5.00 £      +42.86 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.00 £ 5.00 £      +25.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.65 £ 2.95 £      +10.96 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.34 £ 1.52 £      +13.16 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.01 £ 1.14 £      +12.59 %
Markets
Birmingham Edit London Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.47 £ 3.55 £      +2.36 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.90 £ 0.92 £      +1.90 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.49 £ 0.66 £      +33.95 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.87 £ 2.17 £      +16.11 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.58 £ 3.16 £      +22.53 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.37 £ 2.77 £      +16.76 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.63 £ 4.36 £      +20.07 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.86 £ 0.91 £      +6.97 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.45 £ 0.51 £      +13.26 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.67 £ 0.86 £      +28.40 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.99 £ 1.17 £      +17.84 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.60 £ 0.55 £      -8.01 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.48 £ 0.51 £      +6.16 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.87 £ 0.84 £      -3.39 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.74 £ 0.90 £      +21.51 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.00 £ 8.00 £      +14.29 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.67 £ 1.77 £      +5.94 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.63 £ 2.00 £      +22.61 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 11.50 £ 12.00 £      +4.35 %
Transportation
Birmingham Edit London Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.40 £ 2.80 £      +16.67 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 65.25 £ 150.00 £      +129.89 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.20 £ 3.00 £      +36.36 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.80 £ 2.74 £      +51.79 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 15.60 £ 28.80 £      +84.62 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.76 £ 4.69 £      -1.61 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,000.00 £ 22,765.00 £      -1.02 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,199.00 £ 22,738.27 £      +12.57 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Birmingham Edit London Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 149.30 £ 179.25 £      +20.06 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.16 £ 0.13 £      -21.09 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 29.45 £ 31.42 £      +6.66 %
Sports And Leisure
Birmingham Edit London Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 26.81 £ 44.29 £      +65.18 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.00 £ 11.23 £      -25.10 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 £ 13.00 £      +30.00 %
Childcare
Birmingham Edit London Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 912.70 £ 1,452.59 £      +59.15 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 12,000.00 £ 18,145.45 £      +51.21 %
Clothing And Shoes
Birmingham Edit London Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 54.73 £ 67.60 £      +23.52 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 30.45 £ 33.34 £      +9.47 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 64.05 £ 71.97 £      +12.37 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 55.00 £ 93.53 £      +70.06 %
Rent Per Month
Birmingham Edit London Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 761.25 £ 1,705.46 £      +124.03 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 561.59 £ 1,256.56 £      +123.75 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,239.52 £ 3,193.75 £      +157.66 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 878.18 £ 2,091.88 £      +138.21 %
Buy Apartment Price
Birmingham Edit London Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 289.93 £ 1,083.95 £      +273.86 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 162.48 £ 539.51 £      +232.05 %
Salaries And Financing
Birmingham Edit London Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,705.21 £ 2,838.61 £      +66.47 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.25 2.68      -17.67 %
Last update: January 2021January 2021
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