Cost of Living Comparison Between Seattle, WA and London 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in London are 17.0% lower than in Seattle, WA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in London are 11.9% lower than in Seattle, WA
Rent Prices in London are 4.6% lower than in Seattle, WA
Restaurant Prices in London are 15.8% lower than in Seattle, WA
Groceries Prices in London are 37.1% lower than in Seattle, WA
Local Purchasing Power in London is 30.6% lower than in Seattle, WA
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Restaurants
Seattle, WA Edit London Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 22.00 $
(17.83 £)
18.51 $
(15.00 £)
     -15.9 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $
(81.05 £)
86.37 $
(70.00 £)
     -13.6 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 11.25 $
(9.12 £)
8.64 $
(7.00 £)
     -23.2 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 $
(5.67 £)
7.40 $
(6.00 £)
     +5.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $
(6.48 £)
6.17 $
(5.00 £)
     -22.9 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.55 $
(4.50 £)
4.18 $
(3.39 £)
     -24.7 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.48 $
(2.01 £)
2.19 $
(1.78 £)
     -11.8 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.97 $
(1.60 £)
1.69 $
(1.37 £)
     -14.5 %
Markets
Seattle, WA Edit London Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.33 $
(3.51 £)
5.37 $
(4.35 £)
     +24.0 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.82 $
(3.10 £)
1.23 $
(0.99 £)
     -67.9 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.33 $
(1.89 £)
1.02 $
(0.82 £)
     -56.4 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.64 $
(2.95 £)
3.17 $
(2.57 £)
     -12.8 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.43 $
(6.02 £)
3.62 $
(2.94 £)
     -51.2 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.66 $
(5.40 £)
3.79 $
(3.07 £)
     -43.1 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.43 $
(6.84 £)
5.78 $
(4.69 £)
     -31.4 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.64 $
(2.14 £)
1.17 $
(0.95 £)
     -55.6 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.19 $
(0.96 £)
0.72 $
(0.58 £)
     -39.5 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.36 $
(1.92 £)
1.10 $
(0.89 £)
     -53.5 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.94 $
(2.38 £)
1.38 $
(1.12 £)
     -52.9 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.41 $
(1.14 £)
0.61 $
(0.49 £)
     -57.1 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.47 $
(1.19 £)
0.64 $
(0.52 £)
     -56.3 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.42 $
(1.96 £)
1.07 $
(0.87 £)
     -55.8 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.99 $
(1.62 £)
1.42 $
(1.15 £)
     -29.0 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
(12.16 £)
11.10 $
(9.00 £)
     -26.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.27 $
(2.65 £)
2.49 $
(2.01 £)
     -24.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.27 $
(2.65 £)
2.94 $
(2.39 £)
     -9.9 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 11.00 $
(8.92 £)
16.04 $
(13.00 £)
     +45.8 %
Transportation
Seattle, WA Edit London Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $
(2.23 £)
3.21 $
(2.60 £)
     +16.7 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 $
(81.05 £)
186.93 $
(151.50 £)
     +86.9 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 $
(4.05 £)
4.94 $
(4.00 £)
     -1.3 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.85 $
(2.31 £)
3.38 $
(2.74 £)
     +18.4 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(24.31 £)
35.54 $
(28.80 £)
     +18.5 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.05 $
(4.10 £)
8.30 $
(6.73 £)
     +64.3 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,000.00 $
(21,072.01 £)
30,846.60 $
(25,000.00 £)
     +18.6 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,994.69 $
(20,257.24 £)
30,211.47 $
(24,485.25 £)
     +20.9 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Seattle, WA Edit London Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 250.71 $
(203.19 £)
331.13 $
(268.37 £)
     +32.1 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.28 $
(0.23 £)
0.15 $
(0.12 £)
     -48.5 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 75.24 $
(60.98 £)
36.24 $
(29.37 £)
     -51.8 %
Sports And Leisure
Seattle, WA Edit London Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 61.93 $
(50.19 £)
53.82 $
(43.62 £)
     -13.1 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 32.62 $
(26.44 £)
14.15 $
(11.46 £)
     -56.6 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $
(12.16 £)
14.81 $
(12.00 £)
     -1.3 %
Childcare
Seattle, WA Edit London Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,648.88 $
(1,336.35 £)
1,884.52 $
(1,527.33 £)
     +14.3 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 28,000.00 $
(22,692.94 £)
22,243.21 $
(18,027.27 £)
     -20.6 %
Clothing And Shoes
Seattle, WA Edit London Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 64.69 $
(52.43 £)
93.26 $
(75.58 £)
     +44.2 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 52.92 $
(42.89 £)
42.07 $
(34.10 £)
     -20.5 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 100.56 $
(81.50 £)
93.89 $
(76.10 £)
     -6.6 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 127.65 $
(103.45 £)
116.15 $
(94.14 £)
     -9.0 %
Rent Per Month
Seattle, WA Edit London Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,423.04 $
(1,963.78 £)
2,479.71 $
(2,009.71 £)
     +2.3 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,912.88 $
(1,550.31 £)
1,766.44 $
(1,431.64 £)
     -7.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,501.41 $
(3,648.22 £)
4,362.34 $
(3,535.51 £)
     -3.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,337.90 $
(2,705.24 £)
3,003.88 $
(2,434.53 £)
     -10.0 %
Buy Apartment Price
Seattle, WA Edit London Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 718.35 $
(582.19 £)
1,378.44 $
(1,117.17 £)
     +91.9 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 488.28 $
(395.73 £)
842.51 $
(682.83 £)
     +72.5 %
Salaries And Financing
Seattle, WA Edit London Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,197.73 $
(5,023.03 £)
3,789.78 $
(3,071.47 £)
     -38.9 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.45 3.49      -36.0 %
Last update: January 2023January 2023
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