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Cost of Living Comparison Between Manchester and Birmingham 

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Consumer Prices in Birmingham are 2.14% lower than in Manchester
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Birmingham are 2.48% lower than in Manchester
Rent Prices in Birmingham are 3.28% lower than in Manchester
Restaurant Prices in Birmingham are 0.77% lower than in Manchester
Groceries Prices in Birmingham are 1.65% lower than in Manchester
Local Purchasing Power in Birmingham is 6.73% higher than in Manchester
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Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 £ 12.00 £      0.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 £ 48.00 £      -4.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.00 £ 5.75 £      +15.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.00 £ 3.77 £      -5.62 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.00 £ 4.00 £      0.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.68 £ 2.67 £      -0.64 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.15 £ 1.25 £      +8.70 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.03 £ 0.95 £      -7.84 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.42 £ 3.54 £      +3.78 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.95 £ 0.83 £      -12.73 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.52 £ 0.46 £      -11.69 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.15 £ 1.79 £      -16.59 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.59 £ 2.18 £      -15.74 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 2.34 £ 2.25 £      -3.84 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2.91 £ 3.33 £      +14.16 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.86 £ 0.86 £      +0.66 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.55 £ 0.50 £      -9.21 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.69 £ 0.71 £      +2.61 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.68 £ 1.05 £      +54.00 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.48 £ 0.57 £      +18.52 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.60 £ 0.41 £      -31.58 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.79 £ 0.72 £      -9.08 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.15 £ 0.94 £      -17.52 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.00 £ 6.50 £      -7.14 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.09 £ 1.64 £      -21.44 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.64 £ 1.57 £      -40.41 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.50 £ 10.50 £      0.00 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 £ 2.40 £      -20.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 67.39 £ 62.75 £      -6.89 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 £ 3.50 £      +16.67 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.41 £ 2.41 £      0.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25.00 £ 27.50 £      +10.00 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.84 £ 4.85 £      +0.08 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 18,230.00 £ 18,000.00 £      -1.26 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,550.56 £ 17,326.25 £      -11.38 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 144.22 £ 132.88 £      -7.87 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 £ 0.06 £      -35.33 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 29.58 £ 30.11 £      +1.79 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 26.50 £ 22.48 £      -15.17 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 10.14 £ 15.67 £      +54.56 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 7.75 £ 9.00 £      +16.13 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 728.09 £ 839.67 £      +15.32 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 13,800.00 £ 12,000.00 £      -13.04 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 56.50 £ 49.33 £      -12.68 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 28.41 £ 30.10 £      +5.95 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 60.61 £ 55.56 £      -8.34 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 55.22 £ 50.80 £      -8.00 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 780.19 £ 733.75 £      -5.95 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 562.41 £ 531.00 £      -5.58 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,346.55 £ 1,359.05 £      +0.93 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 880.00 £ 828.41 £      -5.86 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 309.19 £ 324.51 £      +4.95 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 241.70 £ 164.44 £      -31.97 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,719.71 £ 1,790.07 £      +4.09 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.43 3.02      -11.91 %
Last update: October 2019October 2019
Contributors:254175
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: GBP