Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Birmingham 

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Consumer Prices in Birmingham are 17.73% lower than in London (without rent)
Rent Prices in Birmingham are 57.52% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Birmingham are 23.36% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Birmingham are 8.90% lower than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Birmingham is 7.34% lower than in London
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Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 £ 10.00 £      -33.33 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 £ 49.00 £      -18.33 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.00 £ 5.64 £      -6.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 £ 3.50 £      -30.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 £ 4.00 £      -20.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.98 £ 2.70 £      -9.45 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.53 £ 1.34 £      -11.84 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.15 £ 1.00 £      -13.06 %
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.60 £ 3.56 £      -0.97 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.93 £ 0.91 £      -1.86 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.66 £ 0.46 £      -29.66 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.17 £ 1.86 £      -14.28 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.02 £ 2.87 £      -5.06 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.83 £ 2.52 £      -11.17 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.24 £ 3.76 £      -11.25 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.96 £ 0.89 £      -7.05 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.55 £ 0.51 £      -7.43 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.90 £ 0.68 £      -23.91 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.09 £ 1.08 £      -1.42 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.55 £ 0.59 £      +6.29 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.52 £ 0.40 £      -22.78 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.78 £ 0.78 £      -0.30 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.86 £ 0.74 £      -13.65 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.00 £ 7.00 £      -12.50 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.97 £ 1.63 £      -16.91 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.01 £ 1.63 £      -18.75 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 12.00 £ 11.50 £      -4.17 %
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 £ 2.40 £      -14.29 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 150.00 £ 65.00 £      -56.67 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 £ 2.20 £      -26.67 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.04 £ 1.80 £      -40.70 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.80 £ 15.60 £      -45.83 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.72 £ 4.82 £      +1.99 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,247.50 £ 23,000.00 £      +3.38 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,669.38 £ 20,199.00 £      -10.90 %
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 179.34 £ 142.64 £      -20.46 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.13 £ 0.17 £      +31.15 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31.33 £ 29.41 £      -6.13 %
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 43.58 £ 27.30 £      -37.36 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 10.78 £ 15.00 £      +39.10 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.00 £ 9.50 £      -26.92 %
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,470.00 £ 871.66 £      -40.70 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 18,145.45 £ 12,000.00 £      -33.87 %
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 67.53 £ 54.73 £      -18.95 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 32.80 £ 30.45 £      -7.15 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 71.85 £ 64.05 £      -10.86 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 93.26 £ 55.00 £      -41.03 %
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,702.47 £ 765.61 £      -55.03 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,248.84 £ 580.20 £      -53.54 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,150.71 £ 1,265.00 £      -59.85 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,068.75 £ 860.48 £      -58.41 %
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,066.09 £ 289.93 £      -72.80 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 561.28 £ 162.48 £      -71.05 %
Salaries And Financing
London[ Edit ] Birmingham[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,820.49 £ 1,700.69 £      -39.70 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.80 3.35      +19.82 %
Last update: December 2020November 2020
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