Cost of Living Comparison Between Leeds and Manchester 

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Cost of Living in Manchester is 7.7% higher than in Leeds (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Manchester is 10.6% higher than in Leeds
Rent Prices in Manchester are 17.4% higher than in Leeds
Restaurant Prices in Manchester are 3.9% higher than in Leeds
Groceries Prices in Manchester are 18.1% higher than in Leeds
Local Purchasing Power in Manchester is 19.5% lower than in Leeds
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Restaurants
Leeds Edit Manchester Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 £ 15.00 £      0.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 £ 60.00 £      0.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.30 £ 8.00 £      +9.6 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.60 £ 5.00 £      +8.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.00 £ 5.50 £      +37.5 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.18 £ 3.56 £      +11.8 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.65 £ 2.01 £      +21.7 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.16 £ 1.44 £      +24.5 %
Markets
Leeds Edit Manchester Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.13 £ 4.53 £      +9.8 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.18 £ 1.04 £      -12.1 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.70 £ 0.77 £      +10.0 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.60 £ 3.08 £      +18.4 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.80 £ 3.38 £      +20.6 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.62 £ 2.83 £      +8.1 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.89 £ 5.99 £      +53.9 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.21 £ 0.92 £      -23.7 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.51 £ 0.57 £      +11.3 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.91 £ 1.24 £      +35.8 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.88 £ 1.52 £      +73.2 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.44 £ 0.85 £      +93.6 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.48 £ 0.59 £      +22.7 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.72 £ 0.86 £      +20.0 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.12 £ 1.00 £      -11.2 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.00 £ 8.00 £      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.96 £ 2.27 £      +16.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.73 £ 3.29 £      +90.2 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 12.95 £ 13.25 £      +2.3 %
Transportation
Leeds Edit Manchester Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 £ 2.00 £      0.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 80.00 £ 80.00 £      0.0 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 £ 3.40 £      -32.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.61 £ 3.50 £      +34.1 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 10.20 £ 18.60 £      +82.4 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.92 £ 5.55 £      -6.3 %
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) 29,550.67 £ 26,595.33 £      -10.0 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Leeds Edit Manchester Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 219.36 £ 252.71 £      +15.2 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 12.33 £ 14.23 £      +15.4 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 30.06 £ 30.00 £      -0.2 %
Sports And Leisure
Leeds Edit Manchester Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 29.83 £ 28.88 £      -3.2 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.33 £ 10.42 £      -39.9 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 9.00 £ 9.72 £      +8.1 %
Childcare
Leeds Edit Manchester Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,164.33 £ 1,298.17 £      +11.5 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 10,000.00 £ 11,750.00 £      +17.5 %
Clothing And Shoes
Leeds Edit Manchester Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 70.00 £ 58.00 £      -17.1 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.57 £ 31.54 £      -11.3 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 67.78 £ 72.19 £      +6.5 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 76.75 £ 61.67 £      -19.7 %
Rent Per Month
Leeds Edit Manchester Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 930.71 £ 1,175.00 £      +26.2 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 691.67 £ 888.46 £      +28.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,831.67 £ 1,913.56 £      +4.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,055.56 £ 1,317.65 £      +24.8 %
Buy Apartment Price
Leeds Edit Manchester Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 480.00 £ 372.91 £      -22.3 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 238.45 £ 250.84 £      +5.2 %
Salaries And Financing
Leeds Edit Manchester Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,544.71 £ 2,265.52 £      -11.0 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.86 6.21      +6.1 %
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