Cost of Living Comparison Between Colchester and Ipswich 

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Cost of Living in Ipswich is 10.1% higher than in Colchester (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Ipswich is 5.2% higher than in Colchester
Rent Prices in Ipswich are 7.0% lower than in Colchester
Restaurant Prices in Ipswich are 13.9% higher than in Colchester
Groceries Prices in Ipswich are 3.8% higher than in Colchester
Local Purchasing Power in Ipswich is 16.3% lower than in Colchester
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Restaurants
Colchester Edit Ipswich Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 £ 16.00 £      +6.7 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 £ 80.00 £      +33.3 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.75 £ 6.90 £      -11.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.17 £ 4.00 £      -4.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.10 £ 4.50 £      +9.8 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.83 £ 3.33 £      +17.4 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.27 £ 1.23 £      -3.9 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.93 £ 1.00 £      -48.3 %
Markets
Colchester Edit Ipswich Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.39 £ 4.97 £      +13.2 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.92 £ 1.08 £      +17.8 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.57 £ 0.58 £      +1.6 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.54 £ 3.16 £      +24.2 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.25 £ 3.40 £      +4.6 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.96 £ 2.96 £      0.0 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.55 £ 5.55 £      0.0 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.99 £ 0.99 £      0.0 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.41 £ 0.41 £      0.0 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.98 £ 0.98 £      0.0 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.87 £ 0.87 £      0.0 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.28 £ 0.51 £      +78.0 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.49 £ 0.51 £      +3.2 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.71 £ 0.71 £      0.0 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.86 £ 0.86 £      0.0 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.50 £ 8.50 £      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.91 £ 1.91 £      0.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.90 £ 1.90 £      0.0 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 13.12 £ 13.12 £      0.0 %
Transportation
Colchester Edit Ipswich Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 £ 2.00 £      0.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 58.00 £ 52.00 £      -10.3 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 £ 3.40 £      +13.3 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.96 £ 1.96 £      0.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 15.60 £ 19.20 £      +23.1 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.74 £ 5.74 £      +0.0 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,285.00 £ 28,035.00 £      -0.9 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 29,990.00 £ 24,500.00 £      -18.3 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Colchester Edit Ipswich Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 183.70 £ 297.18 £      +61.8 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 11.17 £ 12.00 £      +7.5 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 27.50 £ 27.50 £      0.0 %
Sports And Leisure
Colchester Edit Ipswich Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 37.50 £ 55.00 £      +46.7 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 8.00 £ 7.50 £      -6.2 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.00 £ 13.00 £      0.0 %
Childcare
Colchester Edit Ipswich Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,000.00 £ 1,000.00 £      0.0 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child ? 20,143.18 £     
Clothing And Shoes
Colchester Edit Ipswich Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 53.50 £ 66.25 £      +23.8 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 23.75 £ 40.31 £      +69.7 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 71.25 £ 71.25 £      0.0 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 84.67 £ 84.67 £      0.0 %
Rent Per Month
Colchester Edit Ipswich Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 833.33 £ 900.00 £      +8.0 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 783.33 £ 700.00 £      -10.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,221.25 £ 1,066.67 £      -12.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,330.50 £ 1,208.33 £      -9.2 %
Buy Apartment Price
Colchester Edit Ipswich Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 288.00 £ 353.03 £      +22.6 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 222.97 £ 278.71 £      +25.0 %
Salaries And Financing
Colchester Edit Ipswich Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,167.91 £ 1,909.67 £      -11.9 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.64 5.50      -2.4 %
Last update: June 2024June 2024
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