Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Reading 

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Consumer Prices in Reading are 12.74% lower than in London (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Reading are 25.29% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Reading are 42.80% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Reading are 6.33% higher than in London
Groceries Prices in Reading are 4.07% lower than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Reading is 20.75% higher than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit Reading Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 £ 25.00 £      +25.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 61.51 £ 60.00 £      -2.45 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.29 £ 5.50 £      -12.63 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 £ 4.00 £      -33.33 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 £ 4.00 £      -20.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.22 £ 2.82 £      -12.46 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.76 £ 1.52 £      -14.02 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.33 £ 1.06 £      -20.56 %
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.95 £ 3.39 £      -14.25 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.14 £ 1.13 £      -0.08 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.86 £ 0.71 £      -18.18 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.37 £ 2.40 £      +1.34 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.99 £ 2.26 £      -24.48 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.72 £ 2.42 £      -11.21 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.00 £ 4.10 £      -17.98 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.95 £ 0.97 £      +1.64 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.61 £ 0.72 £      +18.26 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.83 £ 1.26 £      +52.15 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.99 £ 1.19 £      +19.65 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.49 £ 0.70 £      +42.80 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.52 £ 0.59 £      +13.81 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.79 £ 0.91 £      +14.78 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.28 £ 0.88 £      -31.03 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.00 £ 7.50 £      -6.25 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.18 £ 1.98 £      -8.93 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.48 £ 2.15 £      -13.41 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 13.00 £ 12.00 £      -7.69 %
Transportation
London Edit Reading Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.60 £ 2.00 £      -23.08 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 160.00 £ 60.00 £      -62.50 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.90 £ 2.80 £      -42.86 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.74 £ 2.20 £      -19.41 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.80 £ 19.20 £      -33.33 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.08 £ 5.86 £      -3.70 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,300.00 £ 21,750.00 £      -6.65 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,483.40 £ 22,116.25 £      -13.21 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit Reading Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 244.60 £ 165.36 £      -32.40 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.13 £ 0.01 £      -92.18 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 30.07 £ 33.38 £      +10.98 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit Reading Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 43.79 £ 34.22 £      -21.85 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 11.70 £ 11.30 £      -3.39 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.00 £ 8.00 £      -42.86 %
Childcare
London Edit Reading Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,564.15 £ 1,140.62 £      -27.08 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 19,181.25 £ 14,110.00 £      -26.44 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit Reading Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 68.00 £ 66.11 £      -2.78 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 33.72 £ 39.12 £      +16.01 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 77.96 £ 80.00 £      +2.62 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 95.59 £ 73.33 £      -23.29 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit Reading Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,759.17 £ 1,010.78 £      -42.54 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,292.99 £ 817.23 £      -36.79 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,274.36 £ 1,656.44 £      -49.41 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,169.64 £ 1,387.09 £      -36.07 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit Reading Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,239.18 £ 561.27 £      -54.71 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 587.74 £ 365.95 £      -37.74 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit Reading Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,967.98 £ 2,677.57 £      -9.78 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.62 2.75      +5.09 %
Last update: May 2022May 2022
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