Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Birmingham 

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Cost of Living in Birmingham is 25.0% lower than in London (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Birmingham is 39.8% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Birmingham are 58.3% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Birmingham are 23.2% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Birmingham are 20.9% lower than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Birmingham is 3.7% higher than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit Birmingham Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 £ 15.00 £      -25.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 £ 60.00 £      -25.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 £ 6.70 £      -16.2 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.50 £ 4.50 £      -30.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.25 £ 4.50 £      -14.3 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.65 £ 3.25 £      -11.0 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.00 £ 1.60 £      -19.9 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.52 £ 1.21 £      -20.7 %
Markets
London Edit Birmingham Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.10 £ 4.72 £      -7.5 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.41 £ 1.12 £      -20.9 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.97 £ 0.84 £      -13.5 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.22 £ 2.69 £      -16.5 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.49 £ 3.34 £      -4.4 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.46 £ 2.61 £      -24.6 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.75 £ 3.65 £      -36.5 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.19 £ 0.86 £      -28.1 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.63 £ 0.62 £      -1.2 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.20 £ 0.64 £      -47.1 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.56 £ 0.82 £      -47.3 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.59 £ 0.55 £      -7.1 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.54 £ 0.45 £      -16.6 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.01 £ 0.95 £      -6.1 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.31 £ 0.96 £      -27.1 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 9.50 £ 8.00 £      -15.8 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.99 £ 2.45 £      +23.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.46 £ 2.70 £      +9.9 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 £ 14.00 £      -6.7 %
Transportation
London Edit Birmingham Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 £ 2.40 £      -14.3 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 200.00 £ 60.00 £      -70.0 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.50 £ 5.00 £      +11.1 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.13 £ 1.80 £      -42.5 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 £ 15.60 £      -48.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.75 £ 5.86 £      +1.9 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,035.00 £ 28,285.00 £      +0.9 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,862.14 £ 26,750.00 £      -0.4 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit Birmingham Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 297.88 £ 236.30 £      -20.7 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 15.56 £ 16.08 £      +3.3 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 30.74 £ 28.53 £      -7.2 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit Birmingham Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 45.52 £ 25.43 £      -44.1 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14.51 £ 7.50 £      -48.3 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 £ 10.50 £      -30.0 %
Childcare
London Edit Birmingham Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,853.11 £ 1,189.92 £      -35.8 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,143.18 £ 14,833.33 £      -26.4 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit Birmingham Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 82.77 £ 53.93 £      -34.8 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 40.31 £ 25.71 £      -36.2 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 89.82 £ 70.00 £      -22.1 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 104.04 £ 68.75 £      -33.9 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit Birmingham Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,148.18 £ 978.57 £      -54.4 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,601.69 £ 766.67 £      -52.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,448.81 £ 1,743.75 £      -60.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,913.10 £ 1,144.55 £      -60.7 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit Birmingham Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,257.91 £ 362.32 £      -71.2 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 754.71 £ 278.71 £      -63.1 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit Birmingham Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,784.81 £ 2,362.27 £      -37.6 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.50 5.92      +7.6 %
Last update: June 2024June 2024
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