Cost of Living Comparison Between Manchester and London 

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Cost of Living in London is 20.7% higher than in Manchester (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in London is 48.5% higher than in Manchester
Rent Prices in London are 108.2% higher than in Manchester
Restaurant Prices in London are 26.0% higher than in Manchester
Groceries Prices in London are 6.2% higher than in Manchester
Local Purchasing Power in London is 4.6% higher 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) 8.00 £ 8.00 £      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 £ 6.50 £      +30.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 £ 5.50 £      +10.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.56 £ 3.61 £      +1.2 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.00 £ 2.05 £      +2.5 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.46 £ 1.61 £      +10.3 %
Markets
Manchester Edit London Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.53 £ 4.95 £      +9.1 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.04 £ 1.40 £      +34.3 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.79 £ 0.94 £      +18.8 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.08 £ 3.19 £      +3.7 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.22 £ 3.46 £      +7.5 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.88 £ 3.42 £      +18.7 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.03 £ 5.52 £      +9.7 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.22 £ 1.20 £      -1.5 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.59 £ 0.60 £      +1.3 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.32 £ 1.20 £      -8.5 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.52 £ 1.50 £      -1.5 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.80 £ 0.57 £      -28.8 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.62 £ 0.53 £      -14.8 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.84 £ 0.97 £      +16.0 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.00 £ 1.30 £      +29.7 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.00 £ 9.50 £      +18.8 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.76 £ 2.13 £      -23.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.59 £ 2.44 £      -32.1 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 13.25 £ 15.00 £      +13.2 %
Transportation
Manchester Edit London Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 £ 2.80 £      +40.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 80.00 £ 200.00 £      +150.0 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.30 £ 4.50 £      +36.4 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.50 £ 3.13 £      -10.4 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 18.60 £ 30.00 £      +61.3 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.62 £ 5.72 £      +1.8 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,285.00 £ 26,955.00 £      -4.7 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,595.33 £ 25,860.62 £      -2.8 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Manchester Edit London Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 252.71 £ 291.61 £      +15.4 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 14.23 £ 15.14 £      +6.4 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 29.90 £ 31.23 £      +4.4 %
Sports And Leisure
Manchester Edit London Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 28.22 £ 45.61 £      +61.6 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 9.75 £ 14.35 £      +47.2 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 9.97 £ 15.00 £      +50.5 %
Childcare
Manchester Edit London Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,298.17 £ 1,840.34 £      +41.8 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 11,750.00 £ 20,054.76 £      +70.7 %
Clothing And Shoes
Manchester Edit London Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 62.65 £ 82.36 £      +31.5 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 29.75 £ 39.57 £      +33.0 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 67.37 £ 88.67 £      +31.6 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 62.27 £ 97.93 £      +57.3 %
Rent Per Month
Manchester Edit London Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,175.00 £ 2,131.63 £      +81.4 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 888.46 £ 1,611.23 £      +81.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,913.56 £ 4,422.97 £      +131.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,317.65 £ 2,858.97 £      +117.0 %
Buy Apartment Price
Manchester Edit London Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 372.91 £ 1,292.57 £      +246.6 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 250.84 £ 739.22 £      +194.7 %
Salaries And Financing
Manchester Edit London Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,238.32 £ 3,474.58 £      +55.2 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.21 5.51      -11.4 %
Last update: May 2024May 2024
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