Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Cambridge 

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Consumer Prices in Cambridge are 13.9% lower than in London (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Cambridge are 24.2% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Cambridge are 37.3% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Cambridge are 12.5% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Cambridge are 1.8% lower than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Cambridge is 23.5% higher than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit Cambridge Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 18.00 £ 15.00 £      -16.7 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 £ 70.00 £      -12.5 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 £ 7.85 £      -1.9 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.45 £ 5.50 £      -14.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 £ 4.50 £      -10.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.59 £ 3.37 £      -6.0 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.97 £ 2.17 £      +10.2 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.56 £ 1.54 £      -0.9 %
Markets
London Edit Cambridge Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.98 £ 5.16 £      +3.6 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.36 £ 1.49 £      +9.5 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.90 £ 0.75 £      -17.2 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.31 £ 3.34 £      +1.0 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.42 £ 3.19 £      -6.8 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.48 £ 3.57 £      +2.4 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.44 £ 7.03 £      +29.2 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.11 £ 1.16 £      +4.7 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.55 £ 0.65 £      +17.5 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.18 £ 1.10 £      -7.0 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.51 £ 1.21 £      -19.9 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.55 £ 0.49 £      -10.4 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.53 £ 0.58 £      +9.7 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.94 £ 1.06 £      +12.6 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.27 £ 0.83 £      -34.7 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 9.00 £ 8.00 £      -11.1 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.00 £ 1.96 £      -2.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.43 £ 2.53 £      +4.1 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 £ 12.00 £      -20.0 %
Transportation
London Edit Cambridge Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 £ 2.90 £      +3.6 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 195.00 £ 62.50 £      -67.9 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 £ 2.80 £      -30.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.05 £ 1.75 £      -42.5 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 £ 18.00 £      -40.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.71 £ 6.08 £      +6.6 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,560.00 £ 28,285.00 £      +6.5 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,680.31 £ 32,750.00 £      +22.7 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit Cambridge Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 284.98 £ 217.28 £      -23.8 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 14.88 £ 11.19 £      -24.8 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 32.00 £ 26.77 £      -16.3 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit Cambridge Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 49.00 £ 37.03 £      -24.4 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.03 £ 8.00 £      -38.6 %
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 1,824.68 £ 1,551.67 £      -15.0 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,054.76 £ 12,333.33 £      -38.5 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit Cambridge Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 83.69 £ 79.29 £      -5.3 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 39.34 £ 37.50 £      -4.7 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 87.91 £ 78.12 £      -11.1 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 98.12 £ 84.17 £      -14.2 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit Cambridge Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,204.17 £ 1,437.50 £      -34.8 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,623.50 £ 1,080.88 £      -33.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,165.38 £ 2,475.00 £      -40.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,746.25 £ 1,738.33 £      -36.7 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit Cambridge Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,261.22 £ 612.19 £      -51.5 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 711.15 £ 462.62 £      -34.9 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit Cambridge Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,321.81 £ 3,108.32 £      -6.4 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.60 5.92      +5.7 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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