Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Manchester 

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Consumer Prices in Manchester are 17.48% lower than in London (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Manchester are 30.83% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Manchester are 49.42% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Manchester are 15.83% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Manchester are 7.76% lower than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Manchester is 7.50% higher than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit Manchester Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 £ 15.00 £      -25.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 65.00 £ 60.00 £      -7.69 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.50 £ 6.00 £      -7.69 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 £ 4.12 £      -31.32 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 £ 4.75 £      -5.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.21 £ 3.08 £      -4.08 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.52 £ 1.77 £      +16.05 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.30 £ 1.26 £      -3.15 %
Markets
London Edit Manchester Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.02 £ 3.99 £      -0.77 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.08 £ 1.05 £      -3.21 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.82 £ 0.82 £      -0.61 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.30 £ 2.32 £      +0.93 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.93 £ 2.67 £      -8.95 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.02 £ 2.82 £      -6.63 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.61 £ 3.67 £      -20.32 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.94 £ 0.91 £      -3.11 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.60 £ 0.62 £      +2.59 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.83 £ 0.89 £      +7.12 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.07 £ 0.68 £      -36.58 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.54 £ 0.57 £      +4.68 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.55 £ 0.56 £      +0.83 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.84 £ 0.70 £      -16.85 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.18 £ 1.18 £      -0.06 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.00 £ 7.00 £      -12.50 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.19 £ 2.06 £      -5.85 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.53 £ 2.89 £      +14.24 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 13.00 £ 12.12 £      -6.73 %
Transportation
London Edit Manchester Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 £ 2.80 £      0.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 160.00 £ 78.04 £      -51.22 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.65 £ 2.30 £      -50.54 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.74 £ 1.96 £      -28.24 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.80 £ 18.60 £      -35.42 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.65 £ 6.11 £      -8.05 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,300.00 £ 22,000.00 £      -9.47 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,525.69 £ 24,454.88 £      -0.29 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit Manchester Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 245.86 £ 199.45 £      -18.88 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.13 £ 0.10 £      -23.08 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 30.01 £ 26.65 £      -11.21 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit Manchester Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 44.79 £ 26.06 £      -41.82 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 11.70 £ 8.25 £      -29.51 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.00 £ 9.00 £      -30.77 %
Childcare
London Edit Manchester Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,539.41 £ 1,016.56 £      -33.96 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 18,815.79 £ 11,280.00 £      -40.05 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit Manchester Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 76.92 £ 67.53 £      -12.21 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 34.55 £ 29.12 £      -15.72 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 75.88 £ 61.84 £      -18.50 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 95.75 £ 66.33 £      -30.72 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit Manchester Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,807.62 £ 917.14 £      -49.26 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,299.98 £ 644.09 £      -50.45 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,311.46 £ 1,738.46 £      -47.50 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,180.42 £ 1,050.00 £      -51.84 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit Manchester Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,223.97 £ 371.47 £      -69.65 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 623.95 £ 235.17 £      -62.31 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit Manchester Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,948.44 £ 2,192.24 £      -25.65 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.71 2.81      +3.72 %
Last update: August 2022August 2022
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