Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Manchester 

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Consumer Prices in Manchester are 15.31% lower than in London (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Manchester are 32.00% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Manchester are 53.94% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Manchester are 2.64% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Manchester are 8.65% lower than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Manchester is 2.36% 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) 4.50 £ 4.00 £      -11.11 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.95 £ 2.82 £      -4.32 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.50 £ 1.38 £      -7.43 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.15 £ 1.04 £      -9.99 %
Markets
London Edit Manchester Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.58 £ 3.57 £      -0.23 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.91 £ 0.89 £      -2.10 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.68 £ 0.74 £      +9.12 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.21 £ 2.10 £      -5.11 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.14 £ 2.32 £      -26.08 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.81 £ 2.47 £      -12.40 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.59 £ 3.76 £      -17.94 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.01 £ 0.99 £      -2.09 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.50 £ 0.59 £      +18.47 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.91 £ 0.92 £      +0.84 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.15 £ 0.79 £      -30.98 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.53 £ 0.59 £      +10.95 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.53 £ 0.55 £      +2.23 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.78 £ 0.83 £      +6.24 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.92 £ 1.07 £      +16.25 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.00 £ 7.00 £      -12.50 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.85 £ 1.85 £      -0.34 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.08 £ 2.06 £      -1.01 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 12.50 £ 12.00 £      -4.00 %
Transportation
London Edit Manchester Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 £ 2.70 £      -3.57 %
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) 4.64 £ 4.62 £      -0.58 %
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) 23,012.74 £ 23,778.43 £      +3.33 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit Manchester Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 171.04 £ 160.34 £      -6.25 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.13 £ 0.07 £      -45.16 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 32.12 £ 30.93 £      -3.72 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit Manchester Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 46.55 £ 28.07 £      -39.70 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 9.46 £ 9.05 £      -4.40 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.97 £ 7.00 £      -53.26 %
Childcare
London Edit Manchester Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,399.77 £ 955.44 £      -31.74 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 18,196.00 £ 11,480.00 £      -36.91 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit Manchester Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 58.91 £ 55.82 £      -5.25 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 27.81 £ 28.10 £      +1.01 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 71.00 £ 64.04 £      -9.81 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 85.56 £ 57.27 £      -33.06 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit Manchester Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,656.90 £ 853.54 £      -48.49 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,270.47 £ 568.59 £      -55.25 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,240.62 £ 1,480.00 £      -54.33 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,099.96 £ 937.93 £      -55.34 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit Manchester Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,043.37 £ 366.58 £      -64.87 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 514.16 £ 241.46 £      -53.04 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit Manchester Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,105.32 £ 2,161.51 £      -30.39 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.55 2.74      +7.33 %
Last update: July 2021July 2021
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