Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Birmingham 

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Consumer Prices in Birmingham are 24.99% lower than in London (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Birmingham are 34.39% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Birmingham are 47.38% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Birmingham are 32.64% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Birmingham are 16.20% lower than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Birmingham is 21.54% higher than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit Birmingham Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 £ 10.00 £      -50.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 £ 50.00 £      -16.67 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.50 £ 5.59 £      -14.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 £ 4.00 £      -33.33 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 £ 4.00 £      -20.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.24 £ 2.79 £      -13.71 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.61 £ 1.44 £      -10.47 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.32 £ 0.96 £      -26.99 %
Markets
London Edit Birmingham Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.96 £ 3.60 £      -9.11 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.06 £ 0.86 £      -18.91 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.84 £ 0.58 £      -31.23 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.38 £ 1.84 £      -22.94 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.77 £ 2.58 £      -7.04 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.75 £ 2.28 £      -16.94 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.81 £ 3.49 £      -27.51 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.96 £ 0.81 £      -16.33 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.61 £ 0.44 £      -28.03 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.85 £ 0.87 £      +1.95 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.14 £ 0.84 £      -26.46 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.57 £ 0.50 £      -11.32 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.51 £ 0.47 £      -7.62 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.87 £ 0.60 £      -30.75 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.23 £ 1.09 £      -11.49 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.50 £ 7.00 £      -17.65 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.14 £ 1.63 £      -24.04 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.56 £ 1.65 £      -35.52 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 13.00 £ 12.25 £      -5.77 %
Transportation
London Edit Birmingham Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.60 £ 2.40 £      -7.69 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 160.00 £ 55.00 £      -65.62 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.80 £ 2.20 £      -54.17 %
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) 6.18 £ 5.92 £      -4.21 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,600.00 £ 24,000.00 £      +1.69 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,166.73 £ 21,549.12 £      -14.37 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit Birmingham Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 239.44 £ 179.88 £      -24.88 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.13 £ 0.14 £      +5.77 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 30.14 £ 26.08 £      -13.47 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit Birmingham Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 45.87 £ 23.67 £      -48.41 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 11.58 £ 10.88 £      -6.05 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.00 £ 10.00 £      -23.08 %
Childcare
London Edit Birmingham Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,582.94 £ 954.55 £      -39.70 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,200.00 £ 14,166.67 £      -29.87 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit Birmingham Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 76.59 £ 64.44 £      -15.86 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 34.72 £ 29.29 £      -15.66 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 78.16 £ 72.50 £      -7.24 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 97.62 £ 62.22 £      -36.26 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit Birmingham Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,778.53 £ 778.13 £      -56.25 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,303.30 £ 588.57 £      -54.84 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,318.78 £ 1,943.83 £      -41.43 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,172.00 £ 1,200.00 £      -44.75 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit Birmingham Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,236.76 £ 576.37 £      -53.40 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 595.87 £ 322.09 £      -45.95 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit Birmingham Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,825.26 £ 2,253.00 £      -20.26 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.62 2.92      +11.19 %
Last update: June 2022June 2022
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