Cost of Living Comparison Between Edinburgh and Birmingham 

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Consumer Prices in Birmingham are 5.80% lower than in Edinburgh (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Birmingham are 4.42% lower than in Edinburgh
Rent Prices in Birmingham are 1.58% lower than in Edinburgh
Restaurant Prices in Birmingham are 21.49% lower than in Edinburgh
Groceries Prices in Birmingham are 4.00% lower than in Edinburgh
Local Purchasing Power in Birmingham is 1.05% higher than in Edinburgh
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Restaurants
Edinburgh Edit Birmingham Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 £ 10.00 £      -33.33 %
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) 4.50 £ 3.88 £      -13.89 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.50 £ 4.00 £      -11.11 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.95 £ 2.79 £      -5.45 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.64 £ 1.44 £      -12.38 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.07 £ 1.00 £      -6.78 %
Markets
Edinburgh Edit Birmingham Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.51 £ 3.60 £      +2.58 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.91 £ 0.86 £      -5.89 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.55 £ 0.58 £      +5.18 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.00 £ 1.84 £      -8.17 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.88 £ 2.58 £      -10.49 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.42 £ 2.28 £      -5.60 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.88 £ 3.49 £      -10.15 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.91 £ 0.81 £      -11.20 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.41 £ 0.44 £      +6.66 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.91 £ 0.87 £      -5.25 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.97 £ 0.84 £      -13.39 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.47 £ 0.50 £      +6.26 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.37 £ 0.47 £      +28.26 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.65 £ 0.60 £      -7.69 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.01 £ 1.09 £      +7.64 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.00 £ 7.00 £      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.53 £ 1.63 £      +6.28 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.87 £ 1.65 £      -11.61 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 12.00 £ 12.25 £      +2.08 %
Transportation
Edinburgh Edit Birmingham Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.80 £ 2.40 £      +33.33 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 60.00 £ 55.00 £      -8.33 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 £ 2.20 £      -26.67 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.29 £ 1.80 £      -21.13 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 24.00 £ 15.60 £      -35.00 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.97 £ 5.99 £      +0.33 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,747.50 £ 24,000.00 £      +15.68 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,979.88 £ 22,666.67 £      +13.45 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Edinburgh Edit Birmingham Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 154.55 £ 179.88 £      +16.39 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.11 £ 0.14 £      +21.32 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 27.83 £ 26.08 £      -6.28 %
Sports And Leisure
Edinburgh Edit Birmingham Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 31.50 £ 23.67 £      -24.87 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 12.38 £ 10.88 £      -12.12 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 9.25 £ 10.00 £      +8.11 %
Childcare
Edinburgh Edit Birmingham Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 781.25 £ 911.11 £      +16.62 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 12,025.00 £ 14,166.67 £      +17.81 %
Clothing And Shoes
Edinburgh Edit Birmingham Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 56.67 £ 64.44 £      +13.73 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 33.98 £ 29.29 £      -13.80 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 64.38 £ 72.50 £      +12.62 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 70.44 £ 66.25 £      -5.95 %
Rent Per Month
Edinburgh Edit Birmingham Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 925.53 £ 778.92 £      -15.84 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 717.06 £ 596.00 £      -16.88 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,845.00 £ 1,950.64 £      +5.73 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,110.77 £ 1,200.00 £      +8.03 %
Buy Apartment Price
Edinburgh Edit Birmingham Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 376.69 £ 525.18 £      +39.42 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 288.00 £ 306.60 £      +6.46 %
Salaries And Financing
Edinburgh Edit Birmingham Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,332.80 £ 2,253.00 £      -3.42 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.27 2.92      +28.71 %
Last update: August 2022August 2022
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