Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Cambridge 

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Cost of Living in Cambridge is 15.6% lower than in London (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Cambridge is 25.9% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Cambridge are 38.9% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Cambridge are 16.3% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Cambridge are 4.3% lower than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Cambridge is 8.7% higher than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit Cambridge Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 £ 15.00 £      -25.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 £ 70.00 £      -12.5 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 £ 7.69 £      -3.9 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.50 £ 5.25 £      -19.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 £ 4.50 £      -10.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.65 £ 3.54 £      -3.2 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.00 £ 1.82 £      -9.0 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.52 £ 1.66 £      +9.3 %
Markets
London Edit Cambridge Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.02 £ 5.19 £      +3.3 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.41 £ 1.46 £      +3.0 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.96 £ 0.75 £      -22.4 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.18 £ 3.34 £      +5.2 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.49 £ 3.19 £      -8.7 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.47 £ 3.34 £      -3.7 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.67 £ 6.93 £      +22.2 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.19 £ 1.11 £      -7.4 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.63 £ 0.68 £      +8.4 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.20 £ 1.07 £      -10.9 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.54 £ 1.21 £      -21.3 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.58 £ 0.53 £      -9.7 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.54 £ 0.58 £      +6.1 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.01 £ 1.12 £      +10.5 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.31 £ 0.81 £      -38.1 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 9.50 £ 9.00 £      -5.3 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.99 £ 2.03 £      +2.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.46 £ 2.53 £      +2.9 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 £ 12.50 £      -16.7 %
Transportation
London Edit Cambridge Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 £ 2.00 £      -28.6 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 200.00 £ 62.50 £      -68.8 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.50 £ 4.00 £      -11.1 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.13 £ 2.66 £      -15.2 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 £ 18.00 £      -40.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.75 £ 5.68 £      -1.3 %
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 £ 32,750.00 £      +21.9 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit Cambridge Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 293.89 £ 235.55 £      -19.9 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 15.56 £ 11.33 £      -27.2 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 30.63 £ 29.14 £      -4.9 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit Cambridge Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 45.52 £ 36.93 £      -18.9 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14.51 £ 8.50 £      -41.4 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 £ 12.00 £      -20.0 %
Childcare
London Edit Cambridge Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,853.11 £ 1,551.67 £      -16.3 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,143.18 £ 12,333.33 £      -38.8 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit Cambridge Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 82.77 £ 85.00 £      +2.7 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 40.31 £ 38.57 £      -4.3 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 89.95 £ 74.38 £      -17.3 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 103.40 £ 90.83 £      -12.2 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit Cambridge Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,147.22 £ 1,416.67 £      -34.0 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,600.08 £ 1,105.22 £      -30.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,440.24 £ 2,444.44 £      -44.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,879.76 £ 1,799.55 £      -37.5 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit Cambridge Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,257.91 £ 612.38 £      -51.3 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 754.71 £ 463.00 £      -38.7 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit Cambridge Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,835.63 £ 3,088.30 £      -19.5 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.48 5.74      +4.7 %
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