Cost of Living Comparison Between United Kingdom and United States Reverse

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Cost of Living in United States is 13.5% higher than in United Kingdom (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in United States is 20.1% higher than in United Kingdom
Rent Prices in United States are 34.6% higher than in United Kingdom
Restaurant Prices in United States are 6.6% higher than in United Kingdom
Groceries Prices in United States are 32.0% higher than in United Kingdom
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 24.7% higher than in United Kingdom
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Restaurants
United Kingdom Edit United States Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 £
(19.08 $)
15.72 £
(20.00 $)
     +4.8 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 £
(76.34 $)
58.95 £
(75.00 $)
     -1.8 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.00 £
(8.91 $)
8.65 £
(11.00 $)
     +23.5 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.50 £
(5.73 $)
4.72 £
(6.00 $)
     +4.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.50 £
(5.73 $)
5.50 £
(7.00 $)
     +22.3 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.18 £
(4.05 $)
4.01 £
(5.10 $)
     +26.0 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.73 £
(2.20 $)
1.95 £
(2.49 $)
     +12.8 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.25 £
(1.60 $)
1.61 £
(2.05 $)
     +28.6 %
Markets
United Kingdom Edit United States Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.68 £
(5.95 $)
3.14 £
(4.00 $)
     -32.8 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.10 £
(1.40 $)
2.54 £
(3.24 $)
     +130.5 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.71 £
(0.91 $)
1.62 £
(2.07 $)
     +127.8 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.93 £
(3.73 $)
2.91 £
(3.70 $)
     -0.7 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.16 £
(4.02 $)
4.57 £
(5.82 $)
     +44.6 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.97 £
(3.78 $)
4.32 £
(5.49 $)
     +45.3 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.77 £
(6.07 $)
5.71 £
(7.27 $)
     +19.7 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.96 £
(1.22 $)
1.89 £
(2.40 $)
     +96.9 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.52 £
(0.66 $)
0.60 £
(0.76 $)
     +14.9 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.96 £
(1.22 $)
1.60 £
(2.04 $)
     +66.9 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.20 £
(1.53 $)
1.74 £
(2.22 $)
     +45.0 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.51 £
(0.65 $)
1.07 £
(1.36 $)
     +110.8 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.48 £
(0.60 $)
1.08 £
(1.38 $)
     +127.9 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.77 £
(0.98 $)
1.70 £
(2.16 $)
     +121.1 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.06 £
(1.35 $)
1.72 £
(2.19 $)
     +61.8 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.00 £
(10.18 $)
11.79 £
(15.00 $)
     +47.4 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.94 £
(2.47 $)
1.40 £
(1.78 $)
     -27.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.37 £
(3.02 $)
2.80 £
(3.56 $)
     +18.0 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 13.00 £
(16.54 $)
7.86 £
(10.00 $)
     -39.5 %
Transportation
United Kingdom Edit United States Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.40 £
(3.05 $)
1.96 £
(2.50 $)
     -18.1 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 69.57 £
(88.51 $)
56.59 £
(72.00 $)
     -18.7 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 £
(3.82 $)
2.95 £
(3.75 $)
     -1.8 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.00 £
(2.54 $)
2.18 £
(2.78 $)
     +9.3 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 17.40 £
(22.14 $)
23.58 £
(30.00 $)
     +35.5 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.69 £
(7.24 $)
2.87 £
(3.65 $)
     -49.5 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,285.00 £
(35,987.01 $)
26,228.87 £
(33,371.00 $)
     -7.3 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,909.52 £
(31,692.39 $)
20,498.19 £
(26,079.85 $)
     -17.7 %
Utilities (Monthly)
United Kingdom Edit United States Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 251.02 £
(319.37 $)
159.77 £
(203.28 $)
     -36.4 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 12.38 £
(15.75 $)
41.32 £
(52.57 $)
     +233.8 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 30.56 £
(38.89 $)
55.53 £
(70.65 $)
     +81.7 %
Sports And Leisure
United Kingdom Edit United States Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 32.53 £
(41.38 $)
36.94 £
(47.00 $)
     +13.6 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 11.01 £
(14.00 $)
17.23 £
(21.92 $)
     +56.5 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 £
(12.72 $)
11.00 £
(14.00 $)
     +10.0 %
Childcare
United Kingdom Edit United States Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,239.86 £
(1,577.48 $)
1,080.05 £
(1,374.15 $)
     -12.9 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 14,679.50 £
(18,676.73 $)
17,895.16 £
(22,768.02 $)
     +21.9 %
Clothing And Shoes
United Kingdom Edit United States Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 64.02 £
(81.45 $)
40.91 £
(52.05 $)
     -36.1 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 31.40 £
(39.95 $)
33.38 £
(42.48 $)
     +6.3 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 73.79 £
(93.88 $)
69.49 £
(88.42 $)
     -5.8 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 74.55 £
(94.85 $)
89.50 £
(113.88 $)
     +20.1 %
Rent Per Month
United Kingdom Edit United States Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,050.54 £
(1,336.61 $)
1,382.24 £
(1,758.63 $)
     +31.6 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 873.36 £
(1,111.18 $)
1,137.63 £
(1,447.41 $)
     +30.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,737.24 £
(2,210.29 $)
2,324.84 £
(2,957.89 $)
     +33.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,340.78 £
(1,705.88 $)
1,885.98 £
(2,399.54 $)
     +40.7 %
Buy Apartment Price
United Kingdom Edit United States Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 466.01 £
(592.91 $)
250.35 £
(318.52 $)
     -46.3 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 348.43 £
(443.31 $)
201.34 £
(256.16 $)
     -42.2 %
Salaries And Financing
United Kingdom Edit United States Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,385.17 £
(3,034.65 $)
3,572.18 £
(4,544.89 $)
     +49.8 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.88 6.57      +11.6 %
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