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Cost of Living Comparison Between Manchester and Birmingham 

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Consumer Prices in Birmingham are 7.60% lower than in Manchester
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Birmingham are 5.42% lower than in Manchester
Rent Prices in Birmingham are 0.15% higher than in Manchester
Restaurant Prices in Birmingham are 8.85% lower than in Manchester
Groceries Prices in Birmingham are 3.75% lower than in Manchester
Local Purchasing Power in Birmingham is 1.27% higher than in Manchester
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Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 14.25 £ 12.00 £      -15.79 %
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 £ 3.77 £      -5.63 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.00 £ 3.95 £      -1.25 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.73 £ 2.61 £      -4.60 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.20 £ 1.48 £      +22.53 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.01 £ 1.16 £      +14.78 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.42 £ 3.49 £      +2.09 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.90 £ 0.82 £      -8.94 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.58 £ 0.57 £      -2.61 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.83 £ 1.64 £      -10.40 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.27 £ 2.44 £      +7.44 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 2.64 £ 2.36 £      -10.63 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2.83 £ 3.24 £      +14.42 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.78 £ 0.82 £      +4.85 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.49 £ 0.46 £      -6.89 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.65 £ 0.61 £      -6.59 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.75 £ 0.68 £      -9.38 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.59 £ 0.46 £      -22.53 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.63 £ 0.40 £      -36.33 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.69 £ 0.58 £      -16.94 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.19 £ 1.02 £      -14.22 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.25 £ 6.38 £      -12.07 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.60 £ 1.49 £      -6.86 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.15 £ 1.61 £      -25.32 %
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) 65.00 £ 60.00 £      -7.69 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.00 £ 3.50 £      +75.00 %
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) 4.68 £ 4.79 £      +2.47 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 18,230.00 £ 16,000.00 £      -12.23 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,269.38 £ 16,500.00 £      -18.60 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 145.25 £ 126.68 £      -12.79 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.15 £ 0.05 £      -66.06 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 27.93 £ 30.14 £      +7.93 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 25.92 £ 22.60 £      -12.81 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 10.00 £ 7.00 £      -30.00 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 9.00 £ 9.00 £      0.00 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 778.67 £ 831.33 £      +6.76 %
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) 60.19 £ 46.67 £      -22.47 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 27.50 £ 27.26 £      -0.86 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 57.97 £ 55.82 £      -3.71 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 61.36 £ 53.89 £      -12.17 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 739.84 £ 755.25 £      +2.08 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 535.31 £ 516.90 £      -3.44 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,312.96 £ 1,302.63 £      -0.79 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 831.67 £ 850.00 £      +2.20 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 334.35 £ 292.64 £      -12.47 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 234.68 £ 177.44 £      -24.39 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,682.97 £ 1,611.96 £      -4.22 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.42 2.76      -19.39 %
Last update: December 2018December 2018
Contributors:224167
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: GBP