Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Manchester 

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Consumer Prices in Manchester are 16.0% lower than in London (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Manchester are 31.8% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Manchester are 51.6% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Manchester are 16.9% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Manchester are 6.7% lower than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Manchester is 2.0% lower than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit Manchester Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 22.78 $
(18.00 £)
18.99 $
(15.00 £)
     -16.7 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 101.26 $
(80.00 £)
75.94 $
(60.00 £)
     -25.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.13 $
(8.00 £)
10.13 $
(8.00 £)
     0.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.16 $
(6.45 £)
6.33 $
(5.00 £)
     -22.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.33 $
(5.00 £)
6.33 $
(5.00 £)
     0.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.54 $
(3.59 £)
4.44 $
(3.51 £)
     -2.2 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.49 $
(1.97 £)
2.57 $
(2.03 £)
     +3.2 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.97 $
(1.56 £)
1.82 $
(1.43 £)
     -7.8 %
Markets
London Edit Manchester Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.26 $
(4.95 £)
5.70 $
(4.50 £)
     -9.0 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.72 $
(1.36 £)
1.30 $
(1.03 £)
     -24.3 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.14 $
(0.90 £)
1.07 $
(0.85 £)
     -6.3 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.19 $
(3.31 £)
4.03 $
(3.19 £)
     -3.7 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.33 $
(3.42 £)
3.78 $
(2.99 £)
     -12.8 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.41 $
(3.48 £)
3.59 $
(2.84 £)
     -18.6 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.03 $
(5.56 £)
6.26 $
(4.94 £)
     -11.1 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.40 $
(1.11 £)
1.47 $
(1.16 £)
     +4.7 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.70 $
(0.56 £)
0.67 $
(0.53 £)
     -4.6 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.48 $
(1.17 £)
1.78 $
(1.41 £)
     +19.9 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.91 $
(1.51 £)
1.74 $
(1.38 £)
     -8.7 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.70 $
(0.55 £)
0.98 $
(0.77 £)
     +40.7 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.70 $
(0.55 £)
0.66 $
(0.52 £)
     -5.5 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.21 $
(0.95 £)
1.03 $
(0.81 £)
     -14.9 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.62 $
(1.28 £)
1.21 $
(0.95 £)
     -25.5 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 11.39 $
(9.00 £)
10.13 $
(8.00 £)
     -11.1 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.59 $
(2.04 £)
3.48 $
(2.75 £)
     +34.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.08 $
(2.43 £)
4.68 $
(3.70 £)
     +52.3 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 18.99 $
(15.00 £)
16.77 $
(13.25 £)
     -11.7 %
Transportation
London Edit Manchester Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.54 $
(2.80 £)
2.53 $
(2.00 £)
     -28.6 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 253.14 $
(200.00 £)
101.26 $
(80.00 £)
     -60.0 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.06 $
(4.00 £)
4.18 $
(3.30 £)
     -17.5 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.97 $
(3.13 £)
4.43 $
(3.50 £)
     +11.7 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 37.97 $
(30.00 £)
23.54 $
(18.60 £)
     -38.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.22 $
(5.71 £)
7.23 $
(5.71 £)
     +0.1 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,262.58 $
(26,280.00 £)
35,800.31 $
(28,285.00 £)
     +7.6 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,226.30 $
(26,251.33 £)
33,661.70 $
(26,595.33 £)
     +1.3 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit Manchester Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 355.16 $
(280.60 £)
323.11 $
(255.29 £)
     -9.0 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 18.95 $
(14.98 £)
20.46 $
(16.17 £)
     +8.0 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 40.20 $
(31.76 £)
37.44 $
(29.58 £)
     -6.9 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit Manchester Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 60.73 $
(47.98 £)
36.34 $
(28.71 £)
     -40.2 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.12 $
(13.53 £)
13.02 $
(10.29 £)
     -24.0 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.99 $
(15.00 £)
11.39 $
(9.00 £)
     -40.0 %
Childcare
London Edit Manchester Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,315.07 $
(1,829.08 £)
1,563.69 $
(1,235.44 £)
     -32.5 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 25,383.30 $
(20,054.76 £)
13,922.69 $
(11,000.00 £)
     -45.2 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit Manchester Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 106.49 $
(84.14 £)
83.76 $
(66.18 £)
     -21.3 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 51.02 $
(40.31 £)
37.97 $
(30.00 £)
     -25.6 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 111.66 $
(88.22 £)
88.60 $
(70.00 £)
     -20.7 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 122.77 $
(97.00 £)
83.85 $
(66.25 £)
     -31.7 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit Manchester Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,789.81 $
(2,204.17 £)
1,478.16 $
(1,167.86 £)
     -47.0 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,054.86 $
(1,623.50 £)
1,094.83 $
(865.00 £)
     -46.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,272.12 $
(4,165.38 £)
2,447.86 $
(1,934.00 £)
     -53.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,493.02 $
(2,759.76 £)
1,561.03 $
(1,233.33 £)
     -55.3 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit Manchester Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,596.32 $
(1,261.22 £)
471.99 $
(372.91 £)
     -70.4 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 873.19 $
(689.88 £)
317.48 $
(250.84 £)
     -63.6 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit Manchester Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,075.43 $
(3,219.90 £)
2,725.54 $
(2,153.39 £)
     -33.1 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.60 6.21      +11.0 %
Last update: March 2024March 2024
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