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Cost of Living Comparison Between Manchester and Birmingham 

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Consumer Prices in Birmingham are 7.78% lower than in Manchester
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Birmingham are 5.23% lower than in Manchester
Rent Prices in Birmingham are 1.26% higher than in Manchester
Restaurant Prices in Birmingham are 2.13% lower than in Manchester
Groceries Prices in Birmingham are 8.20% lower than in Manchester
Local Purchasing Power in Birmingham is 3.27% lower than in Manchester
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Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 13.00 £ 12.00 £      -7.69 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 £ 50.00 £      0.00 %
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 (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.80 £ 3.50 £      -7.89 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.67 £ 2.60 £      -2.58 %
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.21 £ 1.45 £      +20.17 %
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.91 £ 1.15 £      +26.21 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.37 £ 3.48 £      +3.39 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.91 £ 0.81 £      -11.11 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.57 £ 0.60 £      +5.65 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.78 £ 1.61 £      -9.67 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.29 £ 2.18 £      -4.80 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 2.69 £ 2.30 £      -14.44 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.12 £ 3.40 £      +9.08 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.80 £ 0.80 £      +0.32 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.50 £ 0.48 £      -5.03 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.75 £ 0.59 £      -21.21 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.77 £ 0.62 £      -20.01 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.63 £ 0.41 £      -35.10 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.67 £ 0.40 £      -41.18 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.74 £ 0.52 £      -29.02 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.21 £ 0.98 £      -18.46 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.00 £ 6.00 £      -14.29 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.77 £ 1.58 £      -10.66 %
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.24 £ 1.64 £      -27.13 %
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) 65.11 £ 60.00 £      -7.85 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.10 £ 3.50 £      +66.67 %
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) 4.56 £ 4.66 £      +2.25 %
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) 18,362.08 £ 15,500.00 £      -15.59 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 143.96 £ 124.30 £      -13.65 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.14 £ 0.05 £      -67.70 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 28.64 £ 29.37 £      +2.54 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 26.41 £ 23.07 £      -12.64 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 9.37 £ 7.80 £      -16.73 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 9.00 £ 8.25 £      -8.33 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 705.13 £ 797.60 £      +13.11 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 13,750.00 £ 13,000.00 £      -5.45 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 59.35 £ 50.88 £      -14.26 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 30.23 £ 27.21 £      -9.98 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 58.38 £ 57.82 £      -0.95 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 62.67 £ 53.14 £      -15.20 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 748.12 £ 741.90 £      -0.83 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 537.67 £ 537.06 £      -0.11 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,300.00 £ 1,303.12 £      +0.24 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 823.15 £ 869.64 £      +5.65 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 238.83 £ 283.35 £      +18.64 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 202.71 £ 164.90 £      -18.65 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,790.79 £ 1,641.65 £      -8.33 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.37 3.01      -10.73 %
Last update: July 2018July 2018
Contributors:220157
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: GBP