Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Birmingham 

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Consumer Prices in Birmingham are 21.64% lower than in London (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Birmingham are 37.35% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Birmingham are 58.01% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Birmingham are 25.50% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Birmingham are 15.40% lower than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Birmingham is 12.71% lower than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit Birmingham Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 £ 10.00 £      -33.33 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 £ 45.00 £      -25.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.00 £ 5.29 £      -11.83 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 £ 3.75 £      -25.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 £ 4.00 £      -20.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.97 £ 2.76 £      -7.17 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.43 £ 1.38 £      -3.61 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.15 £ 1.07 £      -7.07 %
Markets
London Edit Birmingham Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.58 £ 3.46 £      -3.29 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.92 £ 0.88 £      -4.58 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.71 £ 0.61 £      -14.54 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.22 £ 1.85 £      -16.84 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.04 £ 3.23 £      +6.13 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.70 £ 2.39 £      -11.40 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.84 £ 3.51 £      -27.48 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.97 £ 0.88 £      -10.10 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.47 £ 0.45 £      -4.18 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.89 £ 0.76 £      -13.76 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.11 £ 0.83 £      -25.13 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.52 £ 0.42 £      -19.10 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.53 £ 0.44 £      -16.73 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.75 £ 0.54 £      -28.46 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.98 £ 0.61 £      -37.49 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.00 £ 7.00 £      -12.50 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.87 £ 1.58 £      -15.53 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.14 £ 1.63 £      -24.00 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 13.00 £ 11.00 £      -15.38 %
Transportation
London Edit Birmingham Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 £ 2.40 £      -14.29 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 162.00 £ 65.50 £      -59.57 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 £ 2.20 £      -26.67 %
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) 4.84 £ 4.82 £      -0.56 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,167.50 £ 25,000.00 £      +7.91 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,482.47 £ 21,674.12 £      -7.70 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit Birmingham Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 184.88 £ 161.23 £      -12.79 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.13 £ 0.09 £      -32.39 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 32.40 £ 27.97 £      -13.66 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit Birmingham Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 46.09 £ 25.76 £      -44.11 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 9.50 £ 12.75 £      +34.21 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.00 £ 9.00 £      -35.71 %
Childcare
London Edit Birmingham Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,409.04 £ 1,031.25 £      -26.81 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 17,995.24 £ 15,333.33 £      -14.79 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit Birmingham Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 56.25 £ 56.94 £      +1.23 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 28.83 £ 27.50 £      -4.60 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 74.74 £ 65.25 £      -12.70 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 90.38 £ 57.89 £      -35.95 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit Birmingham Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,702.65 £ 739.00 £      -56.60 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,297.81 £ 567.20 £      -56.30 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,208.82 £ 1,314.66 £      -59.03 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,150.84 £ 889.55 £      -58.64 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit Birmingham Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,117.76 £ 356.84 £      -68.08 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 540.13 £ 182.92 £      -66.13 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit Birmingham Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,069.31 £ 1,678.47 £      -45.31 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.52 2.96      +17.75 %
Last update: September 2021September 2021
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