Cost of Living Comparison Between Cardiff and Birmingham 

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Consumer Prices in Birmingham are 4.92% lower than in Cardiff (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Birmingham are 0.40% lower than in Cardiff
Rent Prices in Birmingham are 9.86% higher than in Cardiff
Restaurant Prices in Birmingham are 18.82% lower than in Cardiff
Groceries Prices in Birmingham are 7.09% lower than in Cardiff
Local Purchasing Power in Birmingham is 31.76% higher than in Cardiff
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Restaurants
Cardiff Edit Birmingham Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 14.00 £ 10.00 £      -28.57 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 £ 50.00 £      -16.67 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.00 £ 5.59 £      -6.83 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.25 £ 3.88 £      -8.82 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.55 £ 4.00 £      +12.68 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.85 £ 2.79 £      -1.86 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.60 £ 1.44 £      -9.94 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.38 £ 1.00 £      -27.97 %
Markets
Cardiff Edit Birmingham Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.74 £ 3.60 £      -3.63 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.86 £ 0.86 £      +0.15 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.71 £ 0.58 £      -18.29 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.97 £ 1.84 £      -7.00 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.07 £ 2.58 £      +24.79 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.28 £ 2.28 £      +0.15 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.96 £ 3.49 £      -29.66 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.16 £ 0.81 £      -30.51 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.50 £ 0.44 £      -12.34 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.77 £ 0.87 £      +11.84 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.74 £ 0.84 £      +12.40 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.48 £ 0.50 £      +4.18 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.50 £ 0.47 £      -4.90 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.78 £ 0.60 £      -22.97 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.83 £ 1.09 £      +31.55 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.00 £ 7.00 £      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.73 £ 1.63 £      -5.66 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.05 £ 1.65 £      -19.51 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 12.50 £ 12.25 £      -2.00 %
Transportation
Cardiff Edit Birmingham Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 £ 2.40 £      +20.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 53.00 £ 55.00 £      +3.77 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.75 £ 2.20 £      -20.00 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.80 £ 1.80 £      0.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 15.00 £ 15.60 £      +4.00 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.79 £ 5.99 £      +3.59 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,000.00 £ 24,000.00 £      +4.35 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,666.67 £ 22,666.67 £      +9.68 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Cardiff Edit Birmingham Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 202.75 £ 179.88 £      -11.28 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.07 £ 0.14 £      +87.50 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 26.50 £ 26.08 £      -1.60 %
Sports And Leisure
Cardiff Edit Birmingham Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 27.11 £ 23.67 £      -12.71 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 5.80 £ 10.88 £      +87.50 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 5.00 £ 10.00 £      +100.00 %
Childcare
Cardiff Edit Birmingham Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 928.57 £ 911.11 £      -1.88 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 16,166.67 £ 14,166.67 £      -12.37 %
Clothing And Shoes
Cardiff Edit Birmingham Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 55.38 £ 64.44 £      +16.38 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 27.50 £ 29.29 £      +6.49 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 67.86 £ 72.50 £      +6.84 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 56.88 £ 66.25 £      +16.48 %
Rent Per Month
Cardiff Edit Birmingham Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 763.33 £ 778.92 £      +2.04 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 612.78 £ 596.00 £      -2.74 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,716.67 £ 1,950.64 £      +13.63 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,008.29 £ 1,200.00 £      +19.01 %
Buy Apartment Price
Cardiff Edit Birmingham Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 230.86 £ 525.18 £      +127.49 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 204.38 £ 306.60 £      +50.01 %
Salaries And Financing
Cardiff Edit Birmingham Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,716.79 £ 2,253.00 £      +31.23 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.98 2.92      -2.17 %
Last update: August 2022August 2022
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