Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Colchester 

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Consumer Prices in Colchester are 17.66% lower than in London (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Colchester are 34.81% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Colchester are 56.98% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Colchester are 19.67% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Colchester are 20.25% lower than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Colchester is 10.11% lower than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit Colchester Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 £ 12.00 £      -20.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 £ 48.00 £      -20.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.00 £ 5.00 £      -16.67 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 £ 3.70 £      -26.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.69 £ 4.00 £      -14.63 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.89 £ 2.58 £      -10.82 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.49 £ 1.09 £      -27.02 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.11 £ 1.16 £      +4.51 %
Markets
London Edit Colchester Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.60 £ 3.62 £      +0.82 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.89 £ 0.79 £      -11.70 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.67 £ 0.38 £      -43.46 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.20 £ 1.38 £      -37.37 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.90 £ 2.18 £      -24.66 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.80 £ 2.32 £      -17.15 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.52 £ 2.87 £      -36.51 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.00 £ 0.83 £      -17.03 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.52 £ 0.65 £      +24.96 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.92 £ 0.79 £      -13.35 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.17 £ 0.59 £      -49.76 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.56 £ 0.70 £      +24.47 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.51 £ 0.43 £      -17.26 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.78 £ 0.66 £      -15.27 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.85 £ 0.95 £      +12.37 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.00 £ 5.00 £      -37.50 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.83 £ 2.13 £      +16.45 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.03 £ 1.38 £      -31.97 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 12.40 £ 10.80 £      -12.90 %
Transportation
London Edit Colchester Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 £ 3.35 £      +19.64 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 156.83 £ 63.00 £      -59.83 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 £ 3.00 £      0.00 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.74 £ 2.16 £      -21.18 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.80 £ 15.60 £      -45.83 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.53 £ 4.84 £      +6.91 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,017.50 £ 18,235.00 £      -20.78 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,836.61 £ ?     
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit Colchester Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 179.40 £ 197.73 £      +10.22 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.13 £ 0.15 £      +16.13 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31.77 £ 29.40 £      -7.45 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit Colchester Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 45.56 £ 32.71 £      -28.19 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 10.78 £ 20.00 £      +85.57 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.50 £ 14.50 £      +7.41 %
Childcare
London Edit Colchester Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,439.72 £ 1,134.00 £      -21.23 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 17,856.00 £ 25,000.00 £      +40.01 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit Colchester Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 59.54 £ 68.00 £      +14.20 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 29.53 £ 30.00 £      +1.58 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 69.81 £ 56.00 £      -19.78 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 81.03 £ 57.50 £      -29.04 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit Colchester Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,713.85 £ 756.25 £      -55.87 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,262.84 £ 639.29 £      -49.38 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,308.57 £ 1,192.86 £      -63.95 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,085.51 £ 1,042.86 £      -50.00 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit Colchester Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,024.31 £ 1,099.34 £      +7.33 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 518.08 £ 851.60 £      +64.38 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit Colchester Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,051.54 £ 1,788.10 £      -41.40 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.57 4.43      +72.35 %
Last update: May 2021February 2021
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