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Cost of Living Comparison Between Manchester and Birmingham 

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Consumer Prices in Birmingham are 6.53% lower than in Manchester
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Birmingham are 5.24% lower than in Manchester
Rent Prices in Birmingham are 2.00% lower than in Manchester
Restaurant Prices in Birmingham are 6.39% lower than in Manchester
Groceries Prices in Birmingham are 3.63% lower than in Manchester
Local Purchasing Power in Birmingham is 0.41% higher than in Manchester
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Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 13.50 £ 12.00 £      -11.11 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 55.00 £ 50.00 £      -9.09 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.00 £ 6.00 £      +20.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.00 £ 3.62 £      -9.38 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.80 £ 3.95 £      +3.95 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.66 £ 2.67 £      +0.27 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.17 £ 1.45 £      +23.88 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.01 £ 1.17 £      +15.62 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.48 £ 3.50 £      +0.35 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.90 £ 0.82 £      -9.58 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.59 £ 0.58 £      -1.81 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.85 £ 1.67 £      -10.10 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.52 £ 2.39 £      -5.32 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 2.62 £ 2.35 £      -10.22 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2.82 £ 3.17 £      +12.68 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.83 £ 0.91 £      +8.70 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.54 £ 0.46 £      -14.47 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.66 £ 0.66 £      -0.00 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.74 £ 0.79 £      +7.14 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.59 £ 0.52 £      -11.85 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.66 £ 0.39 £      -40.64 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.71 £ 0.64 £      -10.19 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.18 £ 1.05 £      -11.44 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.00 £ 6.50 £      -18.75 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.65 £ 1.56 £      -5.68 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.33 £ 1.68 £      -27.95 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.00 £ 10.00 £      0.00 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 £ 2.50 £      -10.71 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 65.22 £ 61.25 £      -6.08 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.20 £ 3.50 £      +59.09 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.45 £ 2.41 £      -1.64 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 20.00 £ 30.00 £      +50.00 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.73 £ 4.80 £      +1.58 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 18,115.00 £ 15,000.00 £      -17.20 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 18,572.78 £ 16,500.00 £      -11.16 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 153.74 £ 126.74 £      -17.57 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.16 £ 0.10 £      -39.69 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 27.88 £ 30.55 £      +9.58 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 24.87 £ 22.90 £      -7.90 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 10.44 £ 7.00 £      -32.98 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 8.00 £ 9.00 £      +12.50 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 778.67 £ 877.60 £      +12.71 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 13,800.00 £ 13,666.67 £      -0.97 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 63.26 £ 49.00 £      -22.54 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 27.87 £ 28.61 £      +2.63 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 59.11 £ 56.87 £      -3.78 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 59.56 £ 52.27 £      -12.24 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 750.86 £ 753.64 £      +0.37 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 553.45 £ 526.30 £      -4.90 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,358.33 £ 1,310.00 £      -3.56 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 850.00 £ 852.38 £      +0.28 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 334.35 £ 294.11 £      -12.03 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 234.68 £ 194.20 £      -17.25 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,750.79 £ 1,665.90 £      -4.85 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.36 2.84      -15.52 %
Last update: February 2019February 2019
Contributors:219184
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: GBP