Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Manchester 

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Consumer Prices in Manchester are 16.4% lower than in London (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Manchester are 32.0% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Manchester are 51.6% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Manchester are 17.0% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Manchester are 6.4% lower than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Manchester is 4.7% lower than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit Manchester Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 18.00 £ 15.00 £      -16.7 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 £ 60.00 £      -25.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 £ 8.00 £      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.45 £ 5.00 £      -22.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 £ 5.00 £      0.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.59 £ 3.49 £      -2.8 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.97 £ 1.99 £      +1.3 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.56 £ 1.41 £      -9.2 %
Markets
London Edit Manchester Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.01 £ 4.54 £      -9.4 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.36 £ 1.03 £      -24.3 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.90 £ 0.85 £      -6.3 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.31 £ 3.19 £      -3.7 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.42 £ 2.99 £      -12.6 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.48 £ 2.84 £      -18.6 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.44 £ 4.94 £      -9.2 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.11 £ 1.16 £      +4.7 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.55 £ 0.53 £      -3.9 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.18 £ 1.41 £      +19.3 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.51 £ 1.38 £      -8.7 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.55 £ 0.75 £      +37.2 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.53 £ 0.51 £      -2.8 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.94 £ 0.79 £      -16.2 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.27 £ 0.96 £      -24.8 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 9.00 £ 8.00 £      -11.1 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.00 £ 2.75 £      +37.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.43 £ 3.70 £      +52.3 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 £ 13.25 £      -11.7 %
Transportation
London Edit Manchester Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 £ 2.00 £      -28.6 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 195.00 £ 80.00 £      -59.0 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 £ 3.30 £      -17.5 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.05 £ 2.27 £      -25.6 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 £ 18.60 £      -38.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.71 £ 5.71 £      +0.1 %
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 £ 26,595.33 £      -0.3 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit Manchester Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 284.98 £ 255.98 £      -10.2 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 14.88 £ 16.06 £      +7.9 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 32.00 £ 29.56 £      -7.6 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit Manchester Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 49.00 £ 28.71 £      -41.4 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.03 £ 10.29 £      -21.0 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 £ 9.00 £      -40.0 %
Childcare
London Edit Manchester Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,824.68 £ 1,235.44 £      -32.3 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,054.76 £ 11,000.00 £      -45.2 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit Manchester Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 83.69 £ 63.82 £      -23.7 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 39.34 £ 30.29 £      -23.0 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 87.91 £ 70.00 £      -20.4 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 98.12 £ 66.25 £      -32.5 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit Manchester Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,204.17 £ 1,167.86 £      -47.0 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,623.50 £ 865.00 £      -46.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,165.38 £ 1,934.00 £      -53.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,746.25 £ 1,233.33 £      -55.1 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit Manchester Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,261.22 £ 372.91 £      -70.4 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 711.15 £ 250.84 £      -64.7 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit Manchester Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,321.82 £ 2,153.39 £      -35.2 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.60 6.21      +11.0 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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