Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Manchester 

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Consumer Prices in Manchester are 14.19% lower than in London (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Manchester are 31.71% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Manchester are 54.38% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Manchester are 1.25% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Manchester are 8.49% lower than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Manchester is 3.16% higher than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit Manchester Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 £ 15.00 £      0.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 £ 60.00 £      0.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.00 £ 6.00 £      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 £ 4.00 £      -20.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.59 £ 4.00 £      -12.85 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.89 £ 2.82 £      -2.48 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.48 £ 1.35 £      -8.94 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.11 £ 1.02 £      -8.11 %
Markets
London Edit Manchester Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.57 £ 3.60 £      +0.88 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.90 £ 0.92 £      +1.90 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.69 £ 0.70 £      +1.77 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.19 £ 2.02 £      -7.89 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.90 £ 2.16 £      -25.48 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.82 £ 2.44 £      -13.27 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.52 £ 3.67 £      -18.92 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.00 £ 0.92 £      -8.54 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.52 £ 0.57 £      +10.07 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.92 £ 0.87 £      -5.54 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.17 £ 0.76 £      -34.69 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.56 £ 0.55 £      -1.66 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.51 £ 0.50 £      -3.65 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.78 £ 0.86 £      +9.93 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.85 £ 1.17 £      +37.92 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.00 £ 7.00 £      -12.50 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.81 £ 1.96 £      +8.30 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.00 £ 2.02 £      +0.94 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 12.40 £ 12.00 £      -3.23 %
Transportation
London Edit Manchester Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 £ 2.95 £      +5.36 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 158.00 £ 70.87 £      -55.15 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 £ 2.30 £      -23.33 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.74 £ 1.96 £      -28.24 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.80 £ 18.60 £      -35.42 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.52 £ 4.64 £      +2.71 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,017.50 £ 20,000.00 £      -13.11 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,836.61 £ 22,507.38 £      -1.44 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit Manchester Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 179.40 £ 160.96 £      -10.28 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.13 £ 0.07 £      -47.21 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31.80 £ 31.25 £      -1.72 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit Manchester Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 45.40 £ 27.00 £      -40.53 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 10.78 £ 9.23 £      -14.39 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.00 £ 7.00 £      -46.15 %
Childcare
London Edit Manchester Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,439.72 £ 983.22 £      -31.71 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 17,856.00 £ 11,680.00 £      -34.59 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit Manchester Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 59.53 £ 58.83 £      -1.18 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 29.53 £ 28.40 £      -3.84 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 69.25 £ 64.40 £      -7.00 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 81.96 £ 59.09 £      -27.91 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit Manchester Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,702.61 £ 839.81 £      -50.68 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,263.79 £ 549.69 £      -56.50 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,302.94 £ 1,473.08 £      -55.40 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,085.51 £ 929.63 £      -55.42 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit Manchester Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,013.68 £ 345.10 £      -65.96 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 518.08 £ 241.46 £      -53.39 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit Manchester Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,014.08 £ 2,123.34 £      -29.55 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.59 2.82      +8.89 %
Last update: May 2021May 2021
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