Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Reading 

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Consumer Prices in Reading are 23.1% lower than in London (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Reading are 33.4% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Reading are 46.5% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Reading are 10.0% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Reading are 19.6% lower than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Reading is 38.0% higher than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit Reading Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 18.00 £ 18.00 £      0.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 £ 65.00 £      -18.8 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 £ 6.56 £      -17.9 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.45 £ 4.00 £      -38.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 £ 5.00 £      0.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.59 £ 3.16 £      -11.8 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.97 £ 2.50 £      +27.2 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.56 £ 1.75 £      +12.5 %
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.95 £ 3.63 £      -26.7 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.36 £ 0.89 £      -34.4 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.90 £ 0.73 £      -19.3 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.31 £ 2.75 £      -16.9 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.42 £ 2.34 £      -31.6 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.48 £ 2.55 £      -26.8 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.56 £ 3.36 £      -39.6 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.11 £ 1.07 £      -3.4 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.56 £ 0.54 £      -2.9 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.17 £ 1.25 £      +6.2 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.51 £ 1.02 £      -32.4 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.55 £ 0.54 £      -1.4 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.55 £ 0.43 £      -21.6 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.95 £ 0.94 £      -1.8 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.28 £ 1.20 £      -6.3 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 9.00 £ 8.00 £      -11.1 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.04 £ 2.03 £      -0.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.43 £ 2.50 £      +2.9 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 £ 12.88 £      -14.2 %
Transportation
London Edit Reading Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 £ 2.20 £      -21.4 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 200.00 £ 67.00 £      -66.5 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 £ 5.00 £      +25.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.13 £ 2.20 £      -29.7 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 £ 19.20 £      -36.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.71 £ 5.93 £      +4.0 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,280.00 £ 28,285.00 £      +7.6 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,251.33 £ 22,116.25 £      -15.8 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit Reading Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 280.60 £ 175.33 £      -37.5 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 14.98 £ 11.88 £      -20.7 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31.76 £ 26.22 £      -17.4 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit Reading Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 47.98 £ 28.55 £      -40.5 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.53 £ 15.75 £      +16.4 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 £ 6.50 £      -56.7 %
Childcare
London Edit Reading Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,829.08 £ 1,300.00 £      -28.9 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,054.76 £ 15,165.00 £      -24.4 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit Reading Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 84.14 £ 55.62 £      -33.9 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 40.31 £ 45.43 £      +12.7 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 88.22 £ 58.75 £      -33.4 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 97.00 £ 70.00 £      -27.8 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit Reading Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,204.17 £ 1,235.66 £      -43.9 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,623.50 £ 1,068.74 £      -34.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,136.25 £ 1,910.40 £      -53.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,746.43 £ 1,512.17 £      -44.9 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit Reading Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,261.22 £ 383.69 £      -69.6 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 689.88 £ 368.82 £      -46.5 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit Reading Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,182.75 £ 2,925.11 £      -8.1 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.60 5.90      +5.4 %
Last update: March 2024February 2024
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