Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Manchester 

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Consumer Prices in Manchester are 16.43% lower than in London (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Manchester are 32.78% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Manchester are 54.26% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Manchester are 5.27% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Manchester are 8.42% lower than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Manchester is 9.16% higher than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit Manchester Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 £ 14.00 £      -6.67 %
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) 5.00 £ 4.00 £      -20.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.96 £ 2.80 £      -5.40 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.52 £ 1.24 £      -18.52 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.14 £ 0.92 £      -19.12 %
Markets
London Edit Manchester Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.56 £ 3.48 £      -2.21 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.92 £ 0.90 £      -1.67 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.66 £ 0.57 £      -13.20 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.18 £ 1.99 £      -8.73 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.12 £ 2.44 £      -21.80 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.80 £ 2.45 £      -12.67 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.36 £ 3.42 £      -21.63 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.94 £ 0.90 £      -4.61 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.53 £ 0.56 £      +6.56 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.88 £ 0.88 £      +1.08 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.16 £ 0.82 £      -29.35 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.55 £ 0.60 £      +8.93 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.52 £ 0.48 £      -7.75 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.82 £ 0.79 £      -3.25 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.89 £ 1.03 £      +15.49 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.00 £ 7.50 £      -6.31 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.80 £ 1.98 £      +10.24 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.00 £ 1.98 £      -1.25 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 12.00 £ 12.00 £      0.00 %
Transportation
London Edit Manchester Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 £ 2.70 £      -3.57 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 150.00 £ 70.00 £      -53.33 %
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) 4.71 £ 4.71 £      -0.03 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,765.00 £ 20,000.00 £      -12.15 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,738.27 £ 20,600.00 £      -9.40 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit Manchester Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 179.36 £ 125.97 £      -29.77 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.13 £ 0.09 £      -31.71 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31.24 £ 30.31 £      -2.95 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit Manchester Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 44.49 £ 27.23 £      -38.79 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 11.11 £ 10.50 £      -5.49 %
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 1,452.59 £ 999.92 £      -31.16 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 18,145.45 £ 11,680.00 £      -35.63 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit Manchester Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 67.38 £ 52.81 £      -21.63 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 32.74 £ 28.03 £      -14.38 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 71.96 £ 60.28 £      -16.23 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 91.86 £ 53.93 £      -41.29 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit Manchester Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,688.63 £ 828.85 £      -50.92 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,256.56 £ 551.77 £      -56.09 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,172.97 £ 1,458.62 £      -54.03 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,078.18 £ 910.16 £      -56.20 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit Manchester Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,086.56 £ 344.97 £      -68.25 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 561.82 £ 238.36 £      -57.57 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit Manchester Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,834.47 £ 2,079.77 £      -26.63 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.77 2.98      +7.40 %
Last update: January 2021January 2021
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