Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Birmingham 

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Consumer Prices in Birmingham are 25.04% lower than in London (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Birmingham are 34.43% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Birmingham are 47.39% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Birmingham are 31.91% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Birmingham are 15.63% lower than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Birmingham is 16.83% higher than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit Birmingham Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 18.50 £ 10.00 £      -45.95 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 65.00 £ 50.00 £      -23.08 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.50 £ 5.59 £      -14.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 £ 3.88 £      -35.42 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 £ 4.00 £      -20.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.20 £ 2.79 £      -12.75 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.45 £ 1.44 £      -0.99 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.30 £ 1.00 £      -23.23 %
Markets
London Edit Birmingham Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.04 £ 3.60 £      -10.82 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.00 £ 0.86 £      -14.38 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.81 £ 0.58 £      -28.83 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.34 £ 1.84 £      -21.62 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.96 £ 2.58 £      -12.88 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.05 £ 2.28 £      -25.18 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.62 £ 3.49 £      -24.54 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.93 £ 0.81 £      -13.76 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.59 £ 0.44 £      -24.76 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.84 £ 0.87 £      +3.62 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.09 £ 0.84 £      -22.99 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.53 £ 0.50 £      -5.36 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.55 £ 0.47 £      -13.67 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.85 £ 0.60 £      -28.76 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.16 £ 1.09 £      -6.03 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.00 £ 7.00 £      -12.50 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.19 £ 1.63 £      -25.59 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.53 £ 1.65 £      -34.73 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 13.00 £ 12.25 £      -5.77 %
Transportation
London Edit Birmingham Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 £ 2.40 £      -14.29 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 159.50 £ 55.00 £      -65.52 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.65 £ 2.20 £      -52.69 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.74 £ 1.80 £      -34.12 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.80 £ 15.60 £      -45.83 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.68 £ 5.99 £      -10.25 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,300.00 £ 24,000.00 £      -1.23 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,525.69 £ 22,666.67 £      -7.58 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit Birmingham Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 247.09 £ 179.88 £      -27.20 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.13 £ 0.14 £      +5.77 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 30.11 £ 26.08 £      -13.40 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit Birmingham Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 44.90 £ 23.67 £      -47.29 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 11.70 £ 10.88 £      -7.08 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.00 £ 10.00 £      -23.08 %
Childcare
London Edit Birmingham Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,550.95 £ 911.11 £      -41.25 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 18,815.79 £ 14,166.67 £      -24.71 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit Birmingham Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 77.78 £ 64.44 £      -17.14 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 34.25 £ 29.29 £      -14.49 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 75.98 £ 72.50 £      -4.58 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 95.75 £ 66.25 £      -30.81 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit Birmingham Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,799.11 £ 778.76 £      -56.71 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,308.53 £ 596.00 £      -54.45 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,308.81 £ 1,949.29 £      -41.09 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,182.68 £ 1,200.00 £      -45.02 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit Birmingham Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,222.95 £ 525.18 £      -57.06 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 634.48 £ 306.60 £      -51.68 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit Birmingham Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,940.94 £ 2,253.00 £      -23.39 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.69 2.92      +8.52 %
Last update: August 2022August 2022
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