Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Birmingham 

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Consumer Prices in Birmingham are 19.03% lower than in London (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Birmingham are 35.84% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Birmingham are 57.82% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Birmingham are 25.70% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Birmingham are 10.43% lower than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Birmingham is 8.71% lower than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit Birmingham Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 £ 10.00 £      -33.33 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 £ 45.00 £      -25.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.00 £ 5.29 £      -11.83 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 £ 3.75 £      -25.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 £ 4.00 £      -20.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.94 £ 2.66 £      -9.43 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.55 £ 1.30 £      -16.11 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.18 £ 0.97 £      -17.67 %
Markets
London Edit Birmingham Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.55 £ 3.51 £      -1.22 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.92 £ 0.88 £      -3.89 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.67 £ 0.50 £      -25.67 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.20 £ 1.91 £      -13.07 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.09 £ 3.42 £      +10.86 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.77 £ 2.43 £      -12.47 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.45 £ 3.63 £      -18.51 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.97 £ 0.82 £      -16.14 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.49 £ 0.44 £      -11.35 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.85 £ 0.70 £      -18.24 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.16 £ 0.98 £      -15.62 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.55 £ 0.54 £      -1.38 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.53 £ 0.47 £      -10.30 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.80 £ 0.74 £      -7.10 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.90 £ 0.71 £      -21.08 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.00 £ 7.50 £      -6.25 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.82 £ 1.66 £      -8.58 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.96 £ 1.61 £      -18.18 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 12.00 £ 11.00 £      -8.33 %
Transportation
London Edit Birmingham Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 £ 2.40 £      -14.29 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 151.09 £ 65.25 £      -56.81 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.60 £ 2.20 £      -15.38 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.74 £ 1.80 £      -34.12 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.80 £ 15.60 £      -45.83 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.56 £ 4.76 £      +4.37 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,167.50 £ 23,000.00 £      -0.72 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,738.27 £ 20,199.00 £      -11.17 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit Birmingham Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 172.43 £ 158.34 £      -8.17 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.12 £ 0.09 £      -26.94 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 32.06 £ 28.95 £      -9.69 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit Birmingham Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 45.26 £ 25.86 £      -42.85 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 10.53 £ 15.00 £      +42.39 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.70 £ 9.50 £      -30.66 %
Childcare
London Edit Birmingham Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,449.67 £ 892.86 £      -38.41 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 18,146.00 £ 12,000.00 £      -33.87 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit Birmingham Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 64.71 £ 54.73 £      -15.43 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 31.14 £ 30.00 £      -3.67 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 71.43 £ 63.86 £      -10.59 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 90.59 £ 55.91 £      -38.29 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit Birmingham Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,686.01 £ 759.60 £      -54.95 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,243.86 £ 567.27 £      -54.39 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,193.02 £ 1,251.36 £      -60.81 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,093.71 £ 874.80 £      -58.22 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit Birmingham Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,020.78 £ 289.93 £      -71.60 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 521.34 £ 162.48 £      -68.83 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit Birmingham Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,938.70 £ 1,721.12 £      -41.43 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.65 3.07      +15.78 %
Last update: March 2021March 2021
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