Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Manchester 

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Cost of Living in Manchester is 21.1% lower than in London (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Manchester is 34.2% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Manchester are 52.9% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Manchester are 18.0% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Manchester are 3.6% lower than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Manchester is 6.8% lower than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit Manchester Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 23.71 €
(20.00 £)
17.78 €
(15.00 £)
     -25.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 94.84 €
(80.00 £)
71.13 €
(60.00 £)
     -25.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.48 €
(8.00 £)
9.48 €
(8.00 £)
     0.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.71 €
(6.50 £)
5.93 €
(5.00 £)
     -23.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.14 €
(5.18 £)
6.52 €
(5.50 £)
     +6.1 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.31 €
(3.63 £)
4.22 €
(3.56 £)
     -2.1 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.37 €
(2.00 £)
2.32 €
(1.96 £)
     -2.2 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.75 €
(1.48 £)
1.63 €
(1.37 £)
     -7.0 %
Markets
London Edit Manchester Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.86 €
(4.95 £)
5.37 €
(4.53 £)
     -8.4 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.63 €
(1.37 £)
1.22 €
(1.03 £)
     -25.3 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.11 €
(0.94 £)
0.89 €
(0.75 £)
     -19.6 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.63 €
(3.06 £)
3.61 €
(3.04 £)
     -0.6 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.24 €
(3.58 £)
4.25 €
(3.59 £)
     +0.4 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.98 €
(3.36 £)
3.38 €
(2.85 £)
     -15.1 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.32 €
(5.33 £)
6.23 €
(5.25 £)
     -1.4 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.42 €
(1.19 £)
1.44 €
(1.21 £)
     +1.3 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.70 €
(0.59 £)
0.71 €
(0.60 £)
     +1.4 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.33 €
(1.12 £)
1.53 €
(1.29 £)
     +15.4 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.77 €
(1.49 £)
1.81 €
(1.52 £)
     +2.0 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.68 €
(0.57 £)
1.00 €
(0.84 £)
     +47.4 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.65 €
(0.55 £)
0.71 €
(0.60 £)
     +10.3 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.16 €
(0.98 £)
1.02 €
(0.86 £)
     -12.2 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.39 €
(1.18 £)
1.14 €
(0.97 £)
     -17.9 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.97 €
(9.25 £)
9.48 €
(8.00 £)
     -13.5 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.35 €
(1.98 £)
2.60 €
(2.20 £)
     +10.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.89 €
(2.44 £)
3.90 €
(3.29 £)
     +34.9 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 17.78 €
(15.00 £)
15.71 €
(13.25 £)
     -11.7 %
Transportation
London Edit Manchester Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.32 €
(2.80 £)
2.37 €
(2.00 £)
     -28.6 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 237.10 €
(200.00 £)
94.84 €
(80.00 £)
     -60.0 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.74 €
(4.00 £)
4.03 €
(3.40 £)
     -15.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.62 €
(3.05 £)
4.39 €
(3.70 £)
     +21.3 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 35.57 €
(30.00 £)
22.05 €
(18.60 £)
     -38.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.76 €
(5.70 £)
6.55 €
(5.52 £)
     -3.1 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,404.96 €
(28,177.50 £)
33,532.40 €
(28,285.00 £)
     +0.4 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,260.74 €
(27,212.33 £)
39,179.03 €
(33,048.00 £)
     +21.4 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit Manchester Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 337.12 €
(284.37 £)
279.77 €
(235.99 £)
     -17.0 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 17.61 €
(14.85 £)
16.87 €
(14.23 £)
     -4.2 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 35.89 €
(30.27 £)
35.34 €
(29.81 £)
     -1.5 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit Manchester Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 53.93 €
(45.49 £)
33.56 €
(28.30 £)
     -37.8 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.42 €
(14.70 £)
12.15 €
(10.25 £)
     -30.3 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 16.60 €
(14.00 £)
11.53 €
(9.72 £)
     -30.5 %
Childcare
London Edit Manchester Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,152.72 €
(1,815.85 £)
1,552.50 €
(1,309.56 £)
     -27.9 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 22,211.88 €
(18,736.00 £)
15,411.75 €
(13,000.00 £)
     -30.6 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit Manchester Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 93.89 €
(79.20 £)
68.59 €
(57.86 £)
     -26.9 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 46.32 €
(39.07 £)
37.54 €
(31.67 £)
     -19.0 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 105.85 €
(89.29 £)
85.58 €
(72.19 £)
     -19.2 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 118.95 €
(100.33 £)
73.11 €
(61.67 £)
     -38.5 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit Manchester Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,573.56 €
(2,170.83 £)
1,386.75 €
(1,169.74 £)
     -46.1 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,936.11 €
(1,633.14 £)
1,047.21 €
(883.33 £)
     -45.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,316.91 €
(4,484.88 £)
2,255.23 €
(1,902.32 £)
     -57.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,436.52 €
(2,898.75 £)
1,554.35 €
(1,311.11 £)
     -54.8 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit Manchester Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,476.28 €
(1,245.26 £)
442.09 €
(372.91 £)
     -70.1 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 876.36 €
(739.22 £)
297.37 €
(250.84 £)
     -66.1 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit Manchester Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,426.94 €
(3,734.18 £)
2,714.17 €
(2,289.43 £)
     -38.7 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.29 6.21      +17.6 %
Last update: July 2024July 2024
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