Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Colchester 

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Consumer Prices in Colchester are 20.2% lower than in London (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Colchester are 37.4% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Colchester are 59.0% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Colchester are 7.5% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Colchester are 18.6% lower than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Colchester is 4.9% higher than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit Colchester Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 £ 15.00 £      0.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 70.00 £ 60.00 £      -14.3 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.00 £ 8.00 £      +14.3 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 £ 3.67 £      -38.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 £ 4.90 £      -2.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.39 £ 3.31 £      -2.2 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.77 £ 1.60 £      -9.7 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.37 £ 1.12 £      -17.8 %
Markets
London Edit Colchester Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.35 £ 4.12 £      -5.3 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.99 £ 0.91 £      -8.7 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.82 £ 0.38 £      -54.0 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.57 £ 1.64 £      -36.1 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.94 £ 2.39 £      -18.4 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.07 £ 2.21 £      -28.1 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.69 £ 3.63 £      -22.6 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.95 £ 0.83 £      -12.5 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.58 £ 0.41 £      -28.9 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.89 £ 0.96 £      +8.2 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.12 £ 0.57 £      -48.9 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.49 £ 0.33 £      -33.0 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.52 £ 0.43 £      -18.2 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.87 £ 0.65 £      -24.9 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.15 £ 1.04 £      -9.6 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 9.00 £ 7.00 £      -22.2 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.01 £ 2.27 £      +12.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.39 £ 2.25 £      -5.7 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 13.00 £ 12.50 £      -3.8 %
Transportation
London Edit Colchester Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.60 £ 2.50 £      -3.8 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 154.50 £ 44.00 £      -71.5 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 £ 3.00 £      -25.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.74 £ 1.96 £      -28.5 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.80 £ 15.60 £      -45.8 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.73 £ 5.92 £      -12.0 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 £ 16,385.00 £      -34.5 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,485.25 £ 29,990.00 £      +22.5 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit Colchester Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 268.37 £ 179.59 £      -33.1 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.12 £ 0.11 £      -6.5 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 29.37 £ 32.25 £      +9.8 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit Colchester Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 43.62 £ 29.98 £      -31.3 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 11.19 £ 16.50 £      +47.5 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 £ 12.00 £      0.0 %
Childcare
London Edit Colchester Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,527.33 £ 1,421.00 £      -7.0 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 18,027.27 £ 25,000.00 £      +38.7 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit Colchester Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 75.58 £ 75.00 £      -0.8 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 34.10 £ 45.00 £      +32.0 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 76.10 £ 85.00 £      +11.7 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 94.14 £ 123.00 £      +30.7 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit Colchester Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,010.02 £ 722.50 £      -64.1 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,431.06 £ 682.50 £      -52.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,523.29 £ 1,266.67 £      -64.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,421.56 £ 1,201.25 £      -50.4 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit Colchester Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,117.17 £ 232.26 £      -79.2 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 682.83 £ 204.38 £      -70.1 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit Colchester Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,059.37 £ 2,009.32 £      -34.3 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.48 2.96      -14.9 %
Last update: January 2023November 2022
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