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Cost of Living in United Kingdom

Cost of living in United Kingdom is 5.53% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in United Kingdom is 26.22% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 £ 8.00-20.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45.00 £ 30.00-60.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.00 £ 4.50-6.29
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.50 £ 2.70-4.50
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.50 £ 2.80-4.50
Cappuccino (regular) 2.59 £ 2.00-3.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.19 £ 0.80-2.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.89 £ 0.50-1.50
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.38 £ 2.27-4.16
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.88 £ 0.57-1.18
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.59 £ 0.40-0.91
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.86 £ 1.20-2.60
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.45 £ 1.36-4.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 2.60 £ 1.81-3.63
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.42 £ 2.26-5.44
Apples (1 lb) 0.81 £ 0.45-1.21
Banana (1 lb) 0.46 £ 0.33-0.91
Oranges (1 lb) 0.74 £ 0.45-1.13
Tomato (1 lb) 0.78 £ 0.45-1.36
Potato (1 lb) 0.52 £ 0.34-0.91
Onion (1 lb) 0.44 £ 0.30-0.91
Lettuce (1 head) 0.73 £ 0.50-1.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.98 £ 0.50-1.50
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.00 £ 5.50-8.50
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.53 £ 1.00-2.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.82 £ 1.00-3.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 9.99 £ 8.00-11.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.40 £ 1.80-3.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 60.00 £ 47.83-90.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 £ 2.50-4.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.75 £ 1.61-4.51
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 20.00 £ 12.00-30.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.68 £ 4.43-4.96
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 18,000.00 £ 15,000.00-21,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 18,679.02 £ 14,000.00-24,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 140.93 £ 75.56-250.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.06 £ 0.03-0.20
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 29.71 £ 20.00-40.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 29.57 £ 19.00-50.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 9.76 £ 5.00-15.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 £ 7.50-12.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 855.75 £ 450.00-1,200.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 12,761.28 £ 8,500.00-18,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 56.92 £ 35.00-80.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 28.57 £ 20.00-40.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 60.58 £ 40.00-80.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 61.22 £ 40.00-90.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 707.47 £ 499.00-1,100.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 567.24 £ 400.00-900.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,188.44 £ 700.00-2,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 921.48 £ 600.00-1,500.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 351.97 £ 185.80-929.02
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 259.70 £ 130.06-603.86
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,784.99 £
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.23 2.00-4.30

Prices in United Kingdom

These data are based on 52583 entries in the past 18 months from 6017 different contributors.
Last update: January 2019
Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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By City in United Kingdom

Rank
City
Cost of Living Index
Rent Index
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index
Groceries Index
Restaurant Price Index
Local Purchasing Power Index
London 83.10 71.30 77.44 62.49 87.23 91.88
Reading 75.16 37.70 57.18 69.96 70.36 113.65
Aberdeen 72.18 26.14 50.09 57.07 87.49 122.04
Cambridge 71.39 41.33 56.97 54.63 85.34 96.71
Oxford 70.52 47.45 59.45 52.79 72.80 85.21
Edinburgh 70.40 32.29 52.12 59.21 86.37 101.08
Brighton 70.10 41.41 56.33 51.49 84.47 81.80
Bristol 69.93 35.14 53.24 53.88 84.77 110.41
Newcastle upon Tyne 69.62 23.53 47.51 58.90 70.50 106.90
Manchester 67.72 29.56 49.41 51.40 80.81 97.29
Coventry 66.32 27.17 47.54 55.82 66.38 124.72
Portsmouth 65.95 30.50 48.94 49.83 82.44 90.71
Leicester 65.79 21.87 44.72 51.77 70.72 104.74
Leeds 65.70 26.14 46.72 51.90 80.34 112.04
Glasgow 64.73 27.03 46.64 51.89 75.47 106.64
Nottingham 64.15 22.77 44.29 52.42 64.08 94.11
Birmingham 63.67 28.98 47.03 49.64 77.55 99.54
Derby 63.42 19.55 42.37 52.58 63.11 141.01
Southampton 63.25 30.94 47.75 51.07 69.54 123.27
Cardiff 61.36 28.32 45.50 54.16 64.76 110.07
Sheffield 61.29 21.88 42.38 51.27 66.79 108.57
Belfast 61.18 22.91 42.82 52.50 72.10 101.04
Liverpool 60.61 24.08 43.08 45.04 65.06 117.12
Kingston upon Hull 59.04 17.38 39.05 45.17 67.78 95.54
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