Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Birmingham 

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Cost of Living in Birmingham is 24.0% lower than in London (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Birmingham is 39.2% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Birmingham are 58.1% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Birmingham are 23.7% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Birmingham are 20.0% lower than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Birmingham is 12.6% higher than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit Birmingham Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 £ 15.00 £      -25.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 £ 60.00 £      -25.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 £ 6.70 £      -16.2 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.50 £ 4.50 £      -30.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.75 £ 4.50 £      -21.7 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.62 £ 3.23 £      -10.8 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.05 £ 1.60 £      -21.8 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.63 £ 1.21 £      -25.7 %
Markets
London Edit Birmingham Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.96 £ 4.77 £      -3.8 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.41 £ 1.12 £      -20.1 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.92 £ 0.81 £      -11.7 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.15 £ 2.71 £      -13.9 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.41 £ 2.80 £      -17.8 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.39 £ 2.57 £      -24.2 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.52 £ 3.65 £      -33.8 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.17 £ 0.89 £      -23.9 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.59 £ 0.62 £      +4.0 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.17 £ 0.69 £      -41.1 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.39 £ 0.81 £      -42.0 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.58 £ 0.54 £      -6.0 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.53 £ 0.49 £      -7.9 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.97 £ 0.89 £      -7.7 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.31 £ 0.95 £      -27.6 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 9.50 £ 7.75 £      -18.4 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.09 £ 2.35 £      +12.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.44 £ 2.70 £      +10.9 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 £ 14.00 £      -6.7 %
Transportation
London Edit Birmingham Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 £ 2.45 £      -12.5 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 200.00 £ 60.00 £      -70.0 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.50 £ 5.00 £      +11.1 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.13 £ 1.80 £      -42.5 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 £ 15.60 £      -48.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.71 £ 5.93 £      +3.9 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,280.00 £ 28,285.00 £      +3.7 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,860.62 £ 26,750.00 £      +3.4 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit Birmingham Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 291.61 £ 239.32 £      -17.9 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 15.23 £ 16.50 £      +8.3 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31.23 £ 28.68 £      -8.1 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit Birmingham Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 46.13 £ 27.54 £      -40.3 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14.35 £ 7.50 £      -47.7 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 £ 10.50 £      -30.0 %
Childcare
London Edit Birmingham Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,840.34 £ 1,189.92 £      -35.3 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,054.76 £ 14,833.33 £      -26.0 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit Birmingham Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 81.68 £ 60.24 £      -26.2 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 39.57 £ 26.67 £      -32.6 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 89.16 £ 74.37 £      -16.6 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 97.78 £ 72.50 £      -25.9 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit Birmingham Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,131.63 £ 966.67 £      -54.7 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,605.16 £ 766.67 £      -52.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,422.97 £ 1,743.75 £      -60.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,858.97 £ 1,144.55 £      -60.0 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit Birmingham Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,292.57 £ 362.32 £      -72.0 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 739.22 £ 278.71 £      -62.3 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit Birmingham Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,512.48 £ 2,406.01 £      -31.5 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.51 5.92      +7.4 %
Last update: May 2024May 2024
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