Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Manchester 

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Consumer Prices in Manchester are 15.74% lower than in London (without rent)
Rent Prices in Manchester are 54.87% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Manchester are 8.03% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Manchester are 7.64% lower than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Manchester is 13.41% higher than in London
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Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 £ 13.00 £      -13.33 %
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) 3.00 £ 2.79 £      -7.00 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.52 £ 1.24 £      -18.00 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.15 £ 0.96 £      -16.94 %
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.60 £ 3.48 £      -3.19 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.92 £ 0.90 £      -1.90 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.66 £ 0.64 £      -3.93 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.14 £ 2.13 £      -0.46 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.11 £ 2.39 £      -23.16 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.81 £ 2.41 £      -14.28 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.29 £ 3.49 £      -18.80 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.97 £ 0.89 £      -7.65 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.54 £ 0.51 £      -5.64 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.91 £ 0.91 £      -0.32 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.10 £ 0.78 £      -29.16 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.52 £ 0.60 £      +14.04 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.51 £ 0.47 £      -7.28 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.76 £ 0.80 £      +6.31 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.83 £ 1.07 £      +28.44 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.00 £ 7.00 £      -12.50 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.93 £ 2.28 £      +18.23 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.01 £ 2.26 £      +12.35 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 12.00 £ 12.00 £      0.00 %
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 £ 2.98 £      +6.25 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 150.00 £ 69.78 £      -53.48 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 £ 2.30 £      -23.33 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 £ 1.96 £      -39.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.80 £ 18.60 £      -35.42 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.76 £ 4.71 £      -1.05 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,317.50 £ 19,382.50 £      -9.08 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,669.38 £ 19,644.44 £      -13.34 %
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 172.50 £ 130.31 £      -24.46 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.13 £ 0.10 £      -23.31 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31.33 £ 31.03 £      -0.96 %
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 43.48 £ 27.87 £      -35.90 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 10.78 £ 10.00 £      -7.26 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.00 £ 8.00 £      -38.46 %
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,470.00 £ 946.72 £      -35.60 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 18,145.45 £ 11,680.00 £      -35.63 %
Clothing And Shoes
London[ Edit ] Manchester[ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 65.25 £ 52.23 £      -19.94 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 32.54 £ 27.70 £      -14.87 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 70.47 £ 60.48 £      -14.17 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 90.72 £ 54.14 £      -40.32 %
Rent Per Month
London[ Edit ] Manchester[ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,702.47 £ 834.04 £      -51.01 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,248.84 £ 550.17 £      -55.95 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,193.90 £ 1,431.67 £      -55.18 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,083.78 £ 897.50 £      -56.93 %
Buy Apartment Price
London[ Edit ] Manchester[ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,066.09 £ 346.70 £      -67.48 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 561.28 £ 238.36 £      -57.53 %
Salaries And Financing
London[ Edit ] Manchester[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,823.18 £ 2,152.71 £      -23.75 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.88 3.04      +5.55 %
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