Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Cardiff 

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Cost of Living in Cardiff is 21.5% lower than in London (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Cardiff is 37.5% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Cardiff are 57.4% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Cardiff are 22.9% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Cardiff are 7.1% lower than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Cardiff is 3.4% higher than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit Cardiff Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 £ 15.00 £      -25.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 £ 60.00 £      -25.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 £ 7.00 £      -12.5 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.50 £ 4.50 £      -30.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.75 £ 4.50 £      -21.7 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.62 £ 3.27 £      -9.7 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.05 £ 1.82 £      -11.3 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.63 £ 1.44 £      -11.3 %
Markets
London Edit Cardiff Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.96 £ 4.69 £      -5.3 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.41 £ 1.04 £      -26.1 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.92 £ 0.93 £      +0.9 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.15 £ 3.93 £      +25.0 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.41 £ 3.49 £      +2.6 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.39 £ 2.67 £      -21.3 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.52 £ 4.31 £      -21.9 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.17 £ 1.18 £      +1.4 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.59 £ 0.54 £      -9.4 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.17 £ 1.36 £      +15.4 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.39 £ 1.57 £      +12.4 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.58 £ 0.52 £      -9.9 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.53 £ 0.38 £      -28.1 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.97 £ 0.84 £      -13.7 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.31 £ 0.99 £      -24.1 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 9.50 £ 7.00 £      -26.3 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.09 £ 2.22 £      +6.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.44 £ 2.81 £      +15.5 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 £ 13.75 £      -8.3 %
Transportation
London Edit Cardiff Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 £ 2.20 £      -21.4 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 200.00 £ 55.00 £      -72.5 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.50 £ 3.00 £      -33.3 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.13 £ 1.90 £      -39.4 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 £ 15.00 £      -50.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.71 £ 5.85 £      +2.5 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,280.00 £ 28,285.00 £      +3.7 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,860.62 £ 28,666.67 £      +10.9 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit Cardiff Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 291.61 £ 231.90 £      -20.5 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 15.49 £ 11.11 £      -28.3 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31.23 £ 27.78 £      -11.0 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit Cardiff Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 45.94 £ 27.80 £      -39.5 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14.35 £ 6.17 £      -57.0 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 £ 7.00 £      -53.4 %
Childcare
London Edit Cardiff Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,840.34 £ 1,250.00 £      -32.1 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,054.76 £ 24,000.00 £      +19.7 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit Cardiff Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 81.68 £ 67.50 £      -17.4 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 39.57 £ 32.86 £      -17.0 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 89.16 £ 58.12 £      -34.8 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 97.78 £ 62.50 £      -36.1 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit Cardiff Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,131.63 £ 1,031.25 £      -51.6 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,605.16 £ 821.43 £      -48.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,422.97 £ 1,675.00 £      -62.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,858.97 £ 1,166.67 £      -59.2 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit Cardiff Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,292.57 £ 185.80 £      -85.6 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 739.22 £ 204.38 £      -72.4 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit Cardiff Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,507.28 £ 2,268.52 £      -35.3 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.51 6.00      +9.0 %
Last update: May 2024May 2024
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