Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Colchester 

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Consumer Prices in Colchester are 17.54% lower than in London (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Colchester are 34.21% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Colchester are 56.19% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Colchester are 19.29% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Colchester are 20.78% lower than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Colchester is 13.11% lower than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit Colchester Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 £ 12.00 £      -20.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 £ 48.00 £      -20.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.00 £ 5.00 £      -16.67 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 £ 3.70 £      -26.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 £ 4.00 £      -20.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.92 £ 2.58 £      -11.61 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.50 £ 1.09 £      -27.43 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.13 £ 1.16 £      +2.85 %
Markets
London Edit Colchester Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.61 £ 3.62 £      +0.51 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.91 £ 0.79 £      -13.49 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.65 £ 0.38 £      -41.44 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.22 £ 1.38 £      -37.88 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.04 £ 2.18 £      -28.19 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.82 £ 2.32 £      -17.62 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.58 £ 2.87 £      -37.23 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.04 £ 0.83 £      -19.72 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.50 £ 0.65 £      +28.76 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.94 £ 0.79 £      -15.76 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.20 £ 0.59 £      -51.31 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.55 £ 0.70 £      +27.79 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.55 £ 0.43 £      -22.14 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.80 £ 0.66 £      -16.86 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.89 £ 0.95 £      +7.17 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.00 £ 5.00 £      -37.50 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.82 £ 2.13 £      +17.42 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.11 £ 1.38 £      -34.36 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 12.50 £ 10.80 £      -13.60 %
Transportation
London Edit Colchester Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 £ 3.35 £      +19.64 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 156.83 £ 63.00 £      -59.83 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 £ 3.00 £      0.00 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.74 £ 2.16 £      -21.18 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.80 £ 15.60 £      -45.83 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.57 £ 4.84 £      +5.96 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,017.50 £ 18,235.00 £      -20.78 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,011.52 £ ?     
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit Colchester Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 176.95 £ 197.73 £      +11.74 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.13 £ 0.15 £      +16.13 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31.77 £ 29.50 £      -7.14 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit Colchester Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 44.40 £ 32.71 £      -26.32 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 10.40 £ 20.00 £      +92.31 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.00 £ 14.00 £      0.00 %
Childcare
London Edit Colchester Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,420.04 £ 1,134.00 £      -20.14 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 18,092.31 £ 25,000.00 £      +38.18 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit Colchester Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 59.97 £ 68.00 £      +13.39 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 29.00 £ 30.00 £      +3.45 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 71.30 £ 56.00 £      -21.46 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 81.54 £ 57.50 £      -29.48 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit Colchester Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,661.03 £ 737.50 £      -55.60 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,253.88 £ 639.29 £      -49.02 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,257.14 £ 1,192.86 £      -63.38 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,074.40 £ 1,042.86 £      -49.73 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit Colchester Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,043.37 £ 1,099.34 £      +5.37 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 515.27 £ 851.60 £      +65.27 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit Colchester Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,127.83 £ 1,788.10 £      -42.83 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.54 4.43      +74.39 %
Last update: June 2021May 2021
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