Cost of Living Comparison Between Birmingham and London 

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Consumer Prices in London are 32.16% higher than in Birmingham (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in London are 50.99% higher than in Birmingham
Rent Prices in London are 88.54% higher than in Birmingham
Restaurant Prices in London are 50.73% higher than in Birmingham
Groceries Prices in London are 19.38% higher than in Birmingham
Local Purchasing Power in London is 14.95% lower than in Birmingham
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Restaurants
Birmingham Edit London Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 £ 20.00 £      +100.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 £ 61.72 £      +23.44 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.27 £ 6.29 £      +19.45 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.00 £ 6.00 £      +50.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.00 £ 5.00 £      +25.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.78 £ 3.22 £      +16.00 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.45 £ 1.78 £      +22.30 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.00 £ 1.33 £      +33.47 %
Markets
Birmingham Edit London Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.63 £ 3.98 £      +9.47 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.86 £ 1.14 £      +32.68 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.56 £ 0.88 £      +55.78 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.85 £ 2.36 £      +27.27 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.58 £ 2.97 £      +15.24 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.28 £ 2.70 £      +18.21 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.49 £ 5.00 £      +43.37 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.83 £ 0.96 £      +16.62 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.44 £ 0.61 £      +37.70 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.89 £ 0.82 £      -8.43 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.81 £ 0.99 £      +23.26 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.50 £ 0.50 £      -1.45 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.49 £ 0.52 £      +7.30 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.57 £ 0.81 £      +41.81 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.09 £ 1.30 £      +19.27 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.00 £ 8.00 £      +14.29 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.63 £ 2.18 £      +33.82 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.65 £ 2.48 £      +50.48 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 12.25 £ 13.00 £      +6.12 %
Transportation
Birmingham Edit London Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.40 £ 2.65 £      +10.42 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 57.50 £ 160.00 £      +178.26 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.20 £ 4.90 £      +122.73 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.80 £ 2.74 £      +51.79 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 15.60 £ 28.80 £      +84.62 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.87 £ 6.05 £      +3.11 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,000.00 £ 23,300.00 £      -2.92 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,549.12 £ 25,483.40 £      +18.26 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Birmingham Edit London Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 185.41 £ 245.04 £      +32.16 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.19 £ 0.13 £      -31.80 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 26.31 £ 30.00 £      +14.03 %
Sports And Leisure
Birmingham Edit London Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 25.42 £ 43.55 £      +71.35 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 10.88 £ 11.70 £      +7.55 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 £ 14.00 £      +40.00 %
Childcare
Birmingham Edit London Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 954.55 £ 1,564.15 £      +63.86 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 14,166.67 £ 19,181.25 £      +35.40 %
Clothing And Shoes
Birmingham Edit London Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 64.44 £ 67.71 £      +5.07 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 29.29 £ 33.72 £      +15.16 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 75.00 £ 78.02 £      +4.03 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 62.22 £ 95.59 £      +53.63 %
Rent Per Month
Birmingham Edit London Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 772.86 £ 1,759.26 £      +127.63 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 586.67 £ 1,292.36 £      +120.29 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,016.25 £ 3,274.36 £      +62.40 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,141.67 £ 2,165.45 £      +89.67 %
Buy Apartment Price
Birmingham Edit London Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 576.37 £ 1,239.18 £      +115.00 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 322.09 £ 587.74 £      +82.48 %
Salaries And Financing
Birmingham Edit London Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,280.78 £ 2,928.77 £      +28.41 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.91 2.58      -11.12 %
Last update: May 2022May 2022
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