Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Birmingham 

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Consumer Prices in Birmingham are 21.1% lower than in London (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Birmingham are 36.1% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Birmingham are 54.7% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Birmingham are 23.6% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Birmingham are 13.8% lower than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Birmingham is 23.7% higher than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit Birmingham Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 £ 11.59 £      -22.7 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 70.00 £ 50.00 £      -28.6 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.00 £ 5.82 £      -16.8 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 £ 3.88 £      -35.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 £ 4.00 £      -20.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.44 £ 2.83 £      -17.8 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.78 £ 1.38 £      -22.6 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.37 £ 1.01 £      -26.6 %
Markets
London Edit Birmingham Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.35 £ 3.78 £      -13.1 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.03 £ 0.89 £      -13.5 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.83 £ 0.62 £      -26.2 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.56 £ 1.93 £      -24.5 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.87 £ 2.89 £      +0.9 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.09 £ 2.44 £      -21.1 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.80 £ 3.57 £      -25.7 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.95 £ 0.82 £      -13.7 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.58 £ 0.45 £      -22.5 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.90 £ 0.87 £      -3.3 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.12 £ 0.87 £      -22.9 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.49 £ 0.50 £      +1.7 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.52 £ 0.46 £      -10.4 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.87 £ 0.58 £      -33.5 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.15 £ 1.01 £      -12.7 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 9.00 £ 7.00 £      -22.2 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.02 £ 1.63 £      -19.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.48 £ 1.61 £      -35.2 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 13.00 £ 12.38 £      -4.8 %
Transportation
London Edit Birmingham Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.60 £ 2.40 £      -7.7 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 153.00 £ 57.50 £      -62.4 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 £ 2.20 £      -45.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.74 £ 1.80 £      -34.1 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.80 £ 15.60 £      -45.8 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.78 £ 5.98 £      -11.8 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 £ 24,000.00 £      -4.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,485.25 £ 24,333.33 £      -0.6 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit Birmingham Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 268.41 £ 187.91 £      -30.0 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.12 £ 0.14 £      +16.8 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 28.96 £ 27.29 £      -5.7 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit Birmingham Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 42.98 £ 27.12 £      -36.9 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 11.76 £ 11.33 £      -3.6 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 £ 10.00 £      -16.7 %
Childcare
London Edit Birmingham Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,533.49 £ 1,178.57 £      -23.1 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 17,933.33 £ 14,833.33 £      -17.3 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit Birmingham Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 74.96 £ 61.88 £      -17.5 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 33.92 £ 27.50 £      -18.9 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 75.49 £ 73.33 £      -2.9 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 91.69 £ 59.44 £      -35.2 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit Birmingham Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,027.56 £ 806.72 £      -60.2 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,447.55 £ 618.44 £      -57.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,618.59 £ 1,764.46 £      -51.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,449.51 £ 1,072.22 £      -56.2 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit Birmingham Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,117.17 £ 525.18 £      -53.0 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 681.98 £ 306.60 £      -55.0 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit Birmingham Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,046.81 £ 2,406.90 £      -21.0 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.49 3.05      -12.6 %
Last update: February 2023January 2023
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