Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Reading 

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Consumer Prices in Reading are 12.00% lower than in London (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Reading are 24.97% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Reading are 41.80% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Reading are 17.98% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Reading are 1.16% higher than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Reading is 19.14% higher than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit Reading Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 £ 13.00 £      -13.33 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 £ 45.00 £      -25.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.00 £ 6.00 £      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 £ 3.50 £      -30.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.61 £ 3.00 £      -34.90 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.89 £ 2.57 £      -10.94 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.48 £ 1.34 £      -9.53 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.11 £ 0.95 £      -14.51 %
Markets
London Edit Reading Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.59 £ 2.94 £      -18.09 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.90 £ 1.15 £      +26.88 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.69 £ 0.44 £      -36.40 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.18 £ 2.14 £      -1.79 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.90 £ 2.53 £      -12.83 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.82 £ 2.59 £      -8.23 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.52 £ 6.05 £      +33.70 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.00 £ 0.89 £      -10.95 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.52 £ 0.62 £      +18.46 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.92 £ 0.90 £      -1.72 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.17 £ 0.85 £      -27.22 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.56 £ 0.79 £      +40.74 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.51 £ 0.62 £      +20.40 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.78 £ 0.91 £      +16.71 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.85 £ 0.63 £      -26.24 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.00 £ 7.25 £      -9.38 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.81 £ 1.75 £      -3.44 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.99 £ 2.00 £      +0.57 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 12.20 £ 11.85 £      -2.87 %
Transportation
London Edit Reading Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 £ 2.00 £      -28.57 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 158.00 £ 59.50 £      -62.34 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 £ 2.80 £      -6.67 %
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) 4.52 £ 4.86 £      +7.51 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,017.50 £ 19,909.00 £      -13.50 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,836.61 £ 25,000.00 £      +9.47 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit Reading Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 181.25 £ 183.16 £      +1.06 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.13 £ 0.12 £      -1.77 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31.66 £ 37.25 £      +17.67 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit Reading Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 45.23 £ 37.83 £      -16.35 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 10.73 £ 12.17 £      +13.38 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.25 £ 9.00 £      -32.08 %
Childcare
London Edit Reading Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,439.72 £ 1,063.93 £      -26.10 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 17,856.00 £ 14,125.00 £      -20.89 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit Reading Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 59.53 £ 55.00 £      -7.61 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 29.53 £ 32.86 £      +11.26 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 69.80 £ 64.29 £      -7.90 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 82.22 £ 75.71 £      -7.92 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit Reading Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,704.16 £ 926.39 £      -45.64 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,257.08 £ 868.75 £      -30.89 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,320.59 £ 1,678.57 £      -49.45 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,048.82 £ 1,375.00 £      -32.89 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit Reading Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,013.68 £ 530.12 £      -47.70 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 518.08 £ 365.59 £      -29.43 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit Reading Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,001.03 £ 2,682.56 £      -10.61 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.59 2.36      -8.76 %
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