Cost of Living Comparison Between Manchester and London 

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Consumer Prices in London are 27.8% higher than in Manchester (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in London are 57.0% higher than in Manchester
Rent Prices in London are 123.5% higher than in Manchester
Restaurant Prices in London are 26.9% higher than in Manchester
Groceries Prices in London are 21.6% higher than in Manchester
Local Purchasing Power in London is 2.3% lower than in Manchester
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Restaurants
Manchester Edit London Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 £ 20.00 £      +33.3 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 £ 80.00 £      +33.3 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.89 £ 8.00 £      +16.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 £ 6.00 £      +20.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 £ 5.00 £      0.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.37 £ 3.56 £      +5.5 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.97 £ 2.00 £      +1.5 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.52 £ 1.57 £      +3.0 %
Markets
Manchester Edit London Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.21 £ 5.04 £      +19.8 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.04 £ 1.35 £      +29.9 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.70 £ 0.89 £      +28.1 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.73 £ 3.45 £      +26.5 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.82 £ 3.24 £      +14.9 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.59 £ 3.40 £      +31.2 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.50 £ 5.34 £      +52.4 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.86 £ 0.94 £      +9.4 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.53 £ 0.57 £      +6.3 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.83 £ 0.94 £      +12.6 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.72 £ 1.37 £      +89.2 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.61 £ 0.53 £      -13.3 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.46 £ 0.52 £      +13.1 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.69 £ 0.88 £      +26.9 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.98 £ 1.15 £      +17.9 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.00 £ 9.00 £      +12.5 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.43 £ 1.84 £      -24.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.51 £ 2.47 £      -29.7 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 13.00 £ 14.50 £      +11.5 %
Transportation
Manchester Edit London Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 £ 3.00 £      +50.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 80.00 £ 165.43 £      +106.8 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 £ 4.00 £      +23.1 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.27 £ 3.05 £      +34.4 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 18.60 £ 28.80 £      +54.8 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.48 £ 6.04 £      -6.7 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,250.00 £ 25,300.00 £      +0.2 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,595.33 £ 25,728.11 £      -3.3 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Manchester Edit London Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 236.34 £ 318.43 £      +34.7 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 18.08 £ 16.31 £      -9.8 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 28.77 £ 32.75 £      +13.8 %
Sports And Leisure
Manchester Edit London Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 29.15 £ 54.62 £      +87.3 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 11.25 £ 14.04 £      +24.8 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 9.95 £ 15.00 £      +50.8 %
Childcare
Manchester Edit London Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,187.19 £ 1,601.34 £      +34.9 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 10,200.00 £ 20,484.09 £      +100.8 %
Clothing And Shoes
Manchester Edit London Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 64.29 £ 83.44 £      +29.8 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 28.29 £ 36.57 £      +29.2 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 66.50 £ 83.21 £      +25.1 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 65.94 £ 99.46 £      +50.8 %
Rent Per Month
Manchester Edit London Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,004.64 £ 2,113.79 £      +110.4 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 721.00 £ 1,488.55 £      +106.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,795.45 £ 4,134.78 £      +130.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,100.22 £ 2,593.04 £      +135.7 %
Buy Apartment Price
Manchester Edit London Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 379.73 £ 1,256.07 £      +230.8 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 252.00 £ 737.19 £      +192.5 %
Salaries And Financing
Manchester Edit London Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,230.99 £ 3,422.44 £      +53.4 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.79 5.29      +10.4 %
Last update: September 2023September 2023
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