Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Manchester 

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Consumer Prices in Manchester are 14.76% lower than in London (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Manchester are 31.71% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Manchester are 54.03% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Manchester are 2.18% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Manchester are 8.12% lower than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Manchester is 0.81% higher than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit Manchester Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 17.46 €
(15.00 £)
17.46 €
(15.00 £)
     0.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 69.84 €
(60.00 £)
69.84 €
(60.00 £)
     0.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.98 €
(6.00 £)
6.98 €
(6.00 £)
     0.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.82 €
(5.00 £)
4.66 €
(4.00 £)
     -20.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.82 €
(5.00 £)
4.66 €
(4.00 £)
     -20.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.39 €
(2.91 £)
3.27 €
(2.81 £)
     -3.31 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.75 €
(1.51 £)
1.59 €
(1.36 £)
     -9.50 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.31 €
(1.13 £)
1.19 €
(1.02 £)
     -9.59 %
Markets
London Edit Manchester Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.20 €
(3.61 £)
4.15 €
(3.56 £)
     -1.25 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.06 €
(0.91 £)
1.05 €
(0.90 £)
     -1.41 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.75 €
(0.65 £)
0.86 €
(0.74 £)
     +14.65 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.59 €
(2.22 £)
2.42 €
(2.08 £)
     -6.47 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.54 €
(3.04 £)
2.62 €
(2.26 £)
     -25.81 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.28 €
(2.82 £)
2.82 €
(2.42 £)
     -14.09 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.33 €
(4.58 £)
4.27 €
(3.67 £)
     -19.90 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.19 €
(1.02 £)
1.16 €
(0.99 £)
     -2.99 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.59 €
(0.50 £)
0.71 €
(0.61 £)
     +21.28 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.08 €
(0.93 £)
1.07 €
(0.92 £)
     -1.00 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.35 €
(1.16 £)
0.95 €
(0.81 £)
     -30.00 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.64 €
(0.55 £)
0.69 €
(0.60 £)
     +8.67 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.64 €
(0.55 £)
0.63 €
(0.54 £)
     -0.78 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.93 €
(0.80 £)
0.96 €
(0.82 £)
     +3.02 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.03 €
(0.89 £)
1.31 €
(1.13 £)
     +27.07 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 9.31 €
(8.00 £)
8.15 €
(7.00 £)
     -12.50 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.11 €
(1.82 £)
2.15 €
(1.85 £)
     +1.64 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.45 €
(2.11 £)
2.40 €
(2.06 £)
     -2.18 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 14.55 €
(12.50 £)
13.97 €
(12.00 £)
     -4.00 %
Transportation
London Edit Manchester Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.26 €
(2.80 £)
3.14 €
(2.70 £)
     -3.57 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 182.54 €
(156.83 £)
82.49 €
(70.87 £)
     -54.81 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.49 €
(3.00 £)
2.68 €
(2.30 £)
     -23.33 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.18 €
(2.74 £)
2.29 €
(1.96 £)
     -28.24 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.52 €
(28.80 £)
21.65 €
(18.60 £)
     -35.42 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.32 €
(4.57 £)
5.38 €
(4.63 £)
     +1.27 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,791.26 €
(23,017.50 £)
23,279.04 €
(20,000.00 £)
     -13.11 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,784.31 €
(23,011.52 £)
27,676.95 €
(23,778.43 £)
     +3.33 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit Manchester Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 205.97 €
(176.95 £)
182.92 €
(157.16 £)
     -11.19 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.15 €
(0.13 £)
0.08 €
(0.07 £)
     -45.16 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 36.97 €
(31.77 £)
36.44 €
(31.31 £)
     -1.44 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit Manchester Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 51.68 €
(44.40 £)
31.34 €
(26.93 £)
     -39.35 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 12.11 €
(10.40 £)
10.53 €
(9.05 £)
     -13.02 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 16.30 €
(14.00 £)
8.15 €
(7.00 £)
     -50.00 %
Childcare
London Edit Manchester Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,652.85 €
(1,420.04 £)
1,112.09 €
(955.44 £)
     -32.72 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 21,058.57 €
(18,092.31 £)
13,657.04 €
(11,733.33 £)
     -35.15 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit Manchester Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 69.80 €
(59.97 £)
66.19 €
(56.87 £)
     -5.17 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 33.75 €
(29.00 £)
32.70 €
(28.10 £)
     -3.12 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 82.99 €
(71.30 £)
73.33 €
(63.00 £)
     -11.65 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 94.91 €
(81.54 £)
66.66 €
(57.27 £)
     -29.76 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit Manchester Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,933.36 €
(1,661.03 £)
988.47 €
(849.23 £)
     -48.87 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,459.46 €
(1,253.88 £)
654.54 €
(562.34 £)
     -55.15 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,791.16 €
(3,257.14 £)
1,696.68 €
(1,457.69 £)
     -55.25 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,414.50 €
(2,074.40 £)
1,072.50 €
(921.43 £)
     -55.58 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit Manchester Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,199.51 €
(1,030.55 £)
423.68 €
(364.00 £)
     -64.68 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 597.93 €
(513.70 £)
281.05 €
(241.46 £)
     -53.00 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit Manchester Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,658.74 €
(3,143.38 £)
2,518.86 €
(2,164.06 £)
     -31.15 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.54 2.74      +7.60 %
Last update: June 2021June 2021
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