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Cost of Living Comparison Between Manchester and Birmingham 

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Consumer Prices in Birmingham are 8.93% lower than in Manchester
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Birmingham are 6.22% lower than in Manchester
Rent Prices in Birmingham are 0.86% higher than in Manchester
Restaurant Prices in Birmingham are 11.42% lower than in Manchester
Groceries Prices in Birmingham are 8.35% lower than in Manchester
Local Purchasing Power in Birmingham is 0.03% higher than in Manchester
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Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 £ 12.00 £      -20.00 %
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 (11.2 oz small bottle) 4.00 £ 3.50 £      -12.50 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.73 £ 2.57 £      -5.66 %
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.17 £ 1.47 £      +25.30 %
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.97 £ 1.12 £      +15.47 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.42 £ 3.51 £      +2.60 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.90 £ 0.83 £      -8.06 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.57 £ 0.57 £      -0.83 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.83 £ 1.61 £      -11.62 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.33 £ 2.24 £      -3.76 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 2.64 £ 2.38 £      -9.73 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.17 £ 3.14 £      -1.12 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.79 £ 0.78 £      -1.74 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.52 £ 0.50 £      -3.88 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.73 £ 0.58 £      -19.79 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.81 £ 0.61 £      -24.78 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.62 £ 0.45 £      -27.05 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.66 £ 0.40 £      -39.08 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.75 £ 0.55 £      -26.99 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.21 £ 1.07 £      -11.42 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.25 £ 6.38 £      -12.07 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.89 £ 1.68 £      -10.86 %
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.35 £ 1.85 £      -21.18 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.00 £ 10.00 £      0.00 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 £ 2.50 £      -16.67 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 64.02 £ 60.00 £      -6.28 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.20 £ 3.50 £      +59.09 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.41 £ 2.41 £      0.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 20.00 £ 30.00 £      +50.00 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.65 £ 4.76 £      +2.39 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 18,230.00 £ 20,000.00 £      +9.71 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,122.27 £ 15,666.67 £      -18.07 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 148.80 £ 124.72 £      -16.18 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.14 £ 0.04 £      -70.15 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 27.22 £ 30.55 £      +12.22 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 26.36 £ 23.72 £      -10.01 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 9.77 £ 7.00 £      -28.34 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 9.00 £ 8.75 £      -2.78 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 787.61 £ 831.33 £      +5.55 %
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) 60.20 £ 49.29 £      -18.13 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 28.27 £ 27.78 £      -1.74 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 57.97 £ 56.90 £      -1.84 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 64.36 £ 53.56 £      -16.79 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 735.83 £ 752.89 £      +2.32 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 531.00 £ 524.05 £      -1.31 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,314.58 £ 1,297.06 £      -1.33 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 836.67 £ 873.53 £      +4.41 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 248.12 £ 292.64 £      +17.94 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 226.40 £ 175.35 £      -22.55 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,768.88 £ 1,659.43 £      -6.19 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.32 2.83      -14.64 %
Last update: October 2018October 2018
Contributors:222157
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: GBP