Cost of Living Comparison Between Bristol and Cardiff 

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Consumer Prices in Cardiff are 0.2% higher than in Bristol (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Cardiff are 4.7% lower than in Bristol
Rent Prices in Cardiff are 13.5% lower than in Bristol
Restaurant Prices in Cardiff are 3.2% lower than in Bristol
Groceries Prices in Cardiff are 2.7% higher than in Bristol
Local Purchasing Power in Cardiff is 7.4% lower than in Bristol
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Restaurants
Bristol Edit Cardiff Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 £ 14.00 £      -6.7 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 £ 60.00 £      0.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.63 £ 7.50 £      +13.1 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 £ 4.25 £      -15.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 £ 4.00 £      -19.9 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.37 £ 3.23 £      -4.2 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.87 £ 1.92 £      +2.8 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.11 £ 1.50 £      +35.6 %
Markets
Bristol Edit Cardiff Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.21 £ 4.64 £      +10.3 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.05 £ 1.02 £      -3.0 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.57 £ 0.89 £      +55.8 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.45 £ 3.44 £      +40.4 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.43 £ 3.56 £      +3.7 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.15 £ 2.69 £      -14.6 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.55 £ 4.31 £      -5.3 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.98 £ 1.18 £      +20.3 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.47 £ 0.52 £      +11.4 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.21 £ 1.36 £      +12.0 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.06 £ 1.57 £      +47.7 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.61 £ 0.46 £      -24.2 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.46 £ 0.39 £      -14.0 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.72 £ 0.84 £      +16.6 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.18 £ 0.99 £      -16.0 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.00 £ 7.00 £      -12.5 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.85 £ 1.91 £      +3.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.17 £ 3.19 £      +46.6 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 £ 13.50 £      -10.0 %
Transportation
Bristol Edit Cardiff Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 £ 2.20 £      +10.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 83.80 £ 55.00 £      -34.4 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.50 £ 3.00 £      -33.3 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.20 £ 1.90 £      -13.7 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 20.00 £ 15.00 £      -25.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.61 £ 5.85 £      +4.1 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,285.00 £ 28,285.00 £      0.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,398.00 £ 28,666.67 £      +34.0 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Bristol Edit Cardiff Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 217.69 £ 271.90 £      +24.9 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 13.06 £ 11.11 £      -14.9 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 32.11 £ 29.44 £      -8.3 %
Sports And Leisure
Bristol Edit Cardiff Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 29.36 £ 29.36 £      +0.0 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 9.17 £ 7.00 £      -23.6 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 8.75 £ 7.00 £      -20.1 %
Childcare
Bristol Edit Cardiff Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,333.33 £ 1,116.67 £      -16.2 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 17,350.00 £ 24,000.00 £      +38.3 %
Clothing And Shoes
Bristol Edit Cardiff Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 61.00 £ 67.50 £      +10.7 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 29.00 £ 37.14 £      +28.1 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 76.92 £ 58.12 £      -24.4 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 84.44 £ 67.86 £      -19.6 %
Rent Per Month
Bristol Edit Cardiff Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,369.88 £ 1,143.75 £      -16.5 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 974.38 £ 907.14 £      -6.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,150.00 £ 1,875.00 £      -12.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,542.86 £ 1,300.00 £      -15.7 %
Buy Apartment Price
Bristol Edit Cardiff Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 475.85 £ 478.45 £      +0.5 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 325.16 £ 306.58 £      -5.7 %
Salaries And Financing
Bristol Edit Cardiff Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,423.34 £ 2,138.33 £      -11.8 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.88 6.18      +5.2 %
Last update: April 2024March 2024
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