Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Manchester 

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Consumer Prices in Manchester are 16.68% lower than in London (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Manchester are 30.99% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Manchester are 50.15% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Manchester are 9.66% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Manchester are 9.07% lower than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Manchester is 12.45% higher than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit Manchester Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 16.50 £ 15.00 £      -9.09 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 67.00 £ 60.00 £      -10.45 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.80 £ 6.00 £      -11.76 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 £ 4.50 £      -25.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 £ 4.75 £      -5.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.26 £ 3.06 £      -5.98 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.57 £ 1.78 £      +12.97 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.31 £ 1.30 £      -0.58 %
Markets
London Edit Manchester Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.12 £ 4.01 £      -2.53 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.96 £ 1.05 £      +9.45 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.81 £ 0.82 £      +0.80 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.37 £ 2.32 £      -2.14 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.92 £ 2.67 £      -8.76 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.05 £ 2.82 £      -7.57 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.92 £ 3.67 £      -25.33 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.97 £ 0.91 £      -5.60 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.58 £ 0.62 £      +6.26 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.87 £ 0.89 £      +2.44 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.13 £ 0.68 £      -39.53 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.52 £ 0.57 £      +9.39 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.57 £ 0.56 £      -1.95 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.82 £ 0.70 £      -15.02 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.17 £ 1.18 £      +0.36 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.50 £ 7.00 £      -17.65 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.98 £ 1.83 £      -7.64 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.48 £ 2.89 £      +16.67 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 13.00 £ 12.12 £      -6.73 %
Transportation
London Edit Manchester Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 £ 2.65 £      -5.36 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 160.00 £ 76.09 £      -52.45 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.80 £ 2.30 £      -52.08 %
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) 6.68 £ 6.11 £      -8.41 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,150.00 £ 22,000.00 £      -12.52 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,525.69 £ 24,454.88 £      -0.29 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit Manchester Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 244.35 £ 204.74 £      -16.21 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.13 £ 0.10 £      -21.69 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 29.93 £ 27.42 £      -8.37 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit Manchester Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 45.36 £ 26.63 £      -41.30 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 12.03 £ 8.25 £      -31.45 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.00 £ 9.00 £      -30.77 %
Childcare
London Edit Manchester Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,590.51 £ 1,016.56 £      -36.09 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 18,815.79 £ 11,280.00 £      -40.05 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit Manchester Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 77.10 £ 67.53 £      -12.40 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 34.58 £ 29.12 £      -15.80 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 75.59 £ 61.84 £      -18.19 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 96.44 £ 66.33 £      -31.22 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit Manchester Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,862.25 £ 923.33 £      -50.42 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,348.77 £ 657.88 £      -51.22 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,410.02 £ 1,758.33 £      -48.44 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,235.03 £ 1,075.00 £      -51.90 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit Manchester Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,222.95 £ 368.49 £      -69.87 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 645.28 £ 238.73 £      -63.00 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit Manchester Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,824.86 £ 2,192.24 £      -22.39 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.72 2.81      +3.23 %
Last update: September 2022September 2022
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