Cost of Living Comparison Between United Kingdom and United States Reverse

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Consumer Prices in United States are 1.91% lower than in United Kingdom (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 6.21% higher than in United Kingdom
Rent Prices in United States are 26.36% higher than in United Kingdom
Restaurant Prices in United States are 8.79% lower than in United Kingdom
Groceries Prices in United States are 20.03% higher than in United Kingdom
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 22.05% higher than in United Kingdom
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Restaurants
United Kingdom Edit United States Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 £
(16.91 $)
10.65 £
(15.00 $)
     -11.27 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 £
(70.44 $)
42.59 £
(60.00 $)
     -14.82 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.00 £
(8.45 $)
5.68 £
(8.00 $)
     -5.35 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.70 £
(5.21 $)
3.55 £
(5.00 $)
     -4.08 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.00 £
(5.64 $)
4.26 £
(6.00 $)
     +6.48 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.75 £
(3.88 $)
3.05 £
(4.29 $)
     +10.75 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.33 £
(1.88 $)
1.35 £
(1.91 $)
     +1.44 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.97 £
(1.36 $)
1.09 £
(1.54 $)
     +12.87 %
Markets
United Kingdom Edit United States Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.47 £
(4.88 $)
2.30 £
(3.24 $)
     -33.71 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.89 £
(1.25 $)
1.76 £
(2.48 $)
     +97.81 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.50 £
(0.70 $)
1.28 £
(1.81 $)
     +158.27 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.94 £
(2.74 $)
1.63 £
(2.30 $)
     -15.84 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.53 £
(3.57 $)
3.57 £
(5.03 $)
     +40.94 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.53 £
(3.56 $)
2.96 £
(4.17 $)
     +17.26 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.63 £
(5.12 $)
4.06 £
(5.72 $)
     +11.80 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.83 £
(1.17 $)
1.46 £
(2.05 $)
     +75.06 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.49 £
(0.69 $)
0.50 £
(0.71 $)
     +1.74 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.77 £
(1.09 $)
1.28 £
(1.80 $)
     +65.79 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.83 £
(1.17 $)
1.37 £
(1.94 $)
     +66.07 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.51 £
(0.72 $)
0.83 £
(1.17 $)
     +62.08 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.45 £
(0.63 $)
0.83 £
(1.18 $)
     +86.65 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.72 £
(1.01 $)
1.16 £
(1.64 $)
     +62.54 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.95 £
(1.34 $)
1.28 £
(1.80 $)
     +34.62 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.00 £
(9.86 $)
8.52 £
(12.00 $)
     +21.69 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.73 £
(2.44 $)
1.74 £
(2.45 $)
     +0.52 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.92 £
(2.70 $)
2.01 £
(2.83 $)
     +4.80 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 11.00 £
(15.50 $)
5.68 £
(8.00 $)
     -48.38 %
Transportation
United Kingdom Edit United States Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 £
(3.52 $)
1.60 £
(2.25 $)
     -36.11 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 65.00 £
(91.57 $)
46.14 £
(65.00 $)
     -29.02 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.80 £
(3.94 $)
2.31 £
(3.25 $)
     -17.61 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.00 £
(2.81 $)
1.85 £
(2.60 $)
     -7.52 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 17.40 £
(24.51 $)
21.30 £
(30.00 $)
     +22.39 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.75 £
(6.70 $)
1.85 £
(2.61 $)
     -60.99 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,000.00 £
(28,175.28 $)
16,326.37 £
(23,000.00 $)
     -18.37 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,606.49 £
(29,029.68 $)
15,350.51 £
(21,625.25 $)
     -25.51 %
Utilities (Monthly)
United Kingdom Edit United States Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 154.55 £
(217.72 $)
116.98 £
(164.79 $)
     -24.31 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 £
(0.14 $)
0.10 £
(0.14 $)
     -2.07 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31.05 £
(43.74 $)
46.71 £
(65.80 $)
     +50.44 %
Sports And Leisure
United Kingdom Edit United States Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 30.79 £
(43.38 $)
26.31 £
(37.06 $)
     -14.57 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 10.23 £
(14.41 $)
11.16 £
(15.72 $)
     +9.05 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 £
(14.09 $)
8.52 £
(12.00 $)
     -14.82 %
Childcare
United Kingdom Edit United States Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 934.80 £
(1,316.91 $)
664.55 £
(936.19 $)
     -28.91 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 13,317.29 £
(18,760.92 $)
11,043.87 £
(15,558.20 $)
     -17.07 %
Clothing And Shoes
United Kingdom Edit United States Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 58.24 £
(82.05 $)
31.18 £
(43.92 $)
     -46.47 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 29.31 £
(41.29 $)
25.21 £
(35.52 $)
     -13.97 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 62.28 £
(87.74 $)
53.99 £
(76.05 $)
     -13.32 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 60.90 £
(85.79 $)
68.31 £
(96.23 $)
     +12.16 %
Rent Per Month
United Kingdom Edit United States Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 748.99 £
(1,055.14 $)
950.52 £
(1,339.05 $)
     +26.91 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 613.56 £
(864.37 $)
769.08 £
(1,083.45 $)
     +25.35 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,220.08 £
(1,718.81 $)
1,528.87 £
(2,153.82 $)
     +25.31 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 966.15 £
(1,361.07 $)
1,235.82 £
(1,740.98 $)
     +27.91 %
Buy Apartment Price
United Kingdom Edit United States Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 401.51 £
(565.64 $)
236.44 £
(333.09 $)
     -41.11 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 281.51 £
(396.58 $)
141.39 £
(199.18 $)
     -49.78 %
Salaries And Financing
United Kingdom Edit United States Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,948.43 £
(2,744.87 $)
2,525.86 £
(3,558.35 $)
     +29.64 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.13 4.03      +28.67 %
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