Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Manchester 

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Consumer Prices in Manchester are 14.81% lower than in London (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Manchester are 31.74% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Manchester are 54.05% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Manchester are 2.26% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Manchester are 8.21% lower than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Manchester is 0.98% higher than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit Manchester Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 £ 15.00 £      0.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 £ 60.00 £      0.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.00 £ 6.00 £      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 £ 4.00 £      -20.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 £ 4.00 £      -20.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.92 £ 2.81 £      -3.82 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.51 £ 1.36 £      -9.81 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.13 £ 1.02 £      -9.94 %
Markets
London Edit Manchester Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.63 £ 3.56 £      -1.77 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.91 £ 0.90 £      -1.41 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.65 £ 0.74 £      +14.65 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.22 £ 2.08 £      -6.47 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.04 £ 2.26 £      -25.81 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.82 £ 2.42 £      -14.09 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.58 £ 3.67 £      -19.90 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.02 £ 0.99 £      -2.99 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.50 £ 0.61 £      +21.28 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.93 £ 0.92 £      -1.00 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.16 £ 0.81 £      -30.00 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.55 £ 0.60 £      +8.67 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.55 £ 0.54 £      -0.78 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.80 £ 0.82 £      +3.02 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.89 £ 1.13 £      +27.07 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.00 £ 7.00 £      -12.50 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.82 £ 1.85 £      +1.64 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.11 £ 1.98 £      -5.89 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 12.50 £ 12.00 £      -4.00 %
Transportation
London Edit Manchester Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 £ 2.83 £      +0.89 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 156.83 £ 70.87 £      -54.81 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 £ 2.30 £      -23.33 %
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) 4.57 £ 4.63 £      +1.27 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,017.50 £ 20,000.00 £      -13.11 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,011.52 £ 23,778.43 £      +3.33 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit Manchester Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 176.95 £ 155.54 £      -12.10 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.13 £ 0.07 £      -45.16 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31.60 £ 31.31 £      -0.92 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit Manchester Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 44.85 £ 26.93 £      -39.95 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 10.40 £ 9.05 £      -13.02 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.00 £ 7.00 £      -50.00 %
Childcare
London Edit Manchester Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,420.04 £ 955.44 £      -32.72 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 18,092.31 £ 11,733.33 £      -35.15 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit Manchester Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 58.65 £ 56.87 £      -3.03 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 29.00 £ 28.10 £      -3.12 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 71.30 £ 63.00 £      -11.65 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 81.54 £ 57.27 £      -29.76 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit Manchester Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,661.03 £ 849.23 £      -48.87 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,253.88 £ 562.34 £      -55.15 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,257.14 £ 1,457.69 £      -55.25 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,074.40 £ 921.43 £      -55.58 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit Manchester Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,030.55 £ 364.05 £      -64.67 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 513.70 £ 241.46 £      -53.00 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit Manchester Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,139.42 £ 2,163.99 £      -31.07 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.54 2.74      +7.60 %
Last update: June 2021June 2021
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