Cost of Living Comparison Between Swansea and Durham 

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Consumer Prices in Durham are 2.6% lower than in Swansea (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Durham are 4.7% higher than in Swansea
Rent Prices in Durham are 23.4% higher than in Swansea
Restaurant Prices in Durham are 11.0% lower than in Swansea
Groceries Prices in Durham are 4.7% higher than in Swansea
Local Purchasing Power in Durham is 29.1% lower than in Swansea
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Restaurants
Swansea Edit Durham Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 £ 13.50 £      -32.5 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 £ 60.00 £      +20.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.75 £ 7.00 £      -9.7 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.00 £ 4.00 £      0.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 £ 4.00 £      -20.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.31 £ 3.25 £      -1.8 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.42 £ 2.06 £      +45.1 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.77 £ 1.44 £      +87.4 %
Markets
Swansea Edit Durham Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.74 £ 5.18 £      +9.3 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.08 £ 1.06 £      -1.3 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.58 £ 0.73 £      +27.5 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.86 £ 2.84 £      -0.6 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.85 £ 3.60 £      +26.4 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.01 £ 2.88 £      -4.4 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.54 £ 4.23 £      -6.8 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.06 £ 1.06 £      +0.4 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.37 £ 0.69 £      +88.1 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.75 £ 1.16 £      +53.4 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.30 £ 1.36 £      +4.3 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.51 £ 0.40 £      -21.8 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.36 £ 0.42 £      +18.5 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.62 £ 0.75 £      +20.6 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.09 £ 1.43 £      +31.3 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.00 £ 8.00 £      +14.3 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.65 £ 1.83 £      +10.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.98 £ 2.04 £      -31.7 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 £ 13.75 £      -8.4 %
Transportation
Swansea Edit Durham Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.10 £ 5.00 £      +22.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 72.00 £ 65.00 £      -9.7 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 £ 2.50 £      -23.1 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.00 £ 1.75 £      -12.1 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 12.60 £ 14.40 £      +14.3 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.77 £ 5.97 £      +3.5 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,285.00 £ 28,285.00 £      0.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 34,500.00 £ 26,000.00 £      -24.6 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Swansea Edit Durham Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 236.25 £ 257.18 £      +8.9 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 11.50 £ 14.44 £      +25.6 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31.38 £ 29.00 £      -7.6 %
Sports And Leisure
Swansea Edit Durham Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 31.66 £ 38.57 £      +21.8 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.00 £ 0.00 £      -100.0 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 7.50 £ 8.00 £      +6.6 %
Childcare
Swansea Edit Durham Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,100.00 £ 850.00 £      -22.7 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,000.00 £ 7,500.00 £      -62.5 %
Clothing And Shoes
Swansea Edit Durham Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 78.75 £ 47.33 £      -39.9 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 31.67 £ 25.00 £      -21.1 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 110.00 £ 82.00 £      -25.5 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 70.00 £ 51.25 £      -26.8 %
Rent Per Month
Swansea Edit Durham Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 883.33 £ 1,225.00 £      +38.7 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 733.33 £ 450.00 £      -38.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,500.00 £ 2,825.00 £      +88.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,300.00 £ 950.00 £      -26.9 %
Buy Apartment Price
Swansea Edit Durham Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre ? 288.93 £     
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre ? ?     
Salaries And Financing
Swansea Edit Durham Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,629.60 £ 1,209.65 £      -25.8 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.90 5.90      0.0 %
Last update: February 2024March 2024
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