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Cost of Living in United Kingdom

Cost of living in United Kingdom is 0.22% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in United Kingdom is 14.09% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 £ 9.50-17.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 £ 35.00-60.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.00 £ 4.50-6.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.50 £ 2.80-4.50
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.50 £ 2.80-4.50
Cappuccino (regular) 2.56 £ 2.00-3.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.18 £ 0.75-2.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.90 £ 0.50-1.50
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.36 £ 2.27-3.79
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.86 £ 0.57-1.13
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.55 £ 0.20-0.91
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.88 £ 1.20-2.50
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.43 £ 1.36-3.98
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 2.68 £ 1.81-3.63
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.56 £ 2.27-5.44
Apples (1 lb) 0.82 £ 0.45-1.20
Banana (1 lb) 0.45 £ 0.31-0.82
Oranges (1 lb) 0.75 £ 0.45-1.04
Tomato (1 lb) 0.81 £ 0.45-1.36
Potato (1 lb) 0.55 £ 0.34-0.91
Onion (1 lb) 0.42 £ 0.29-0.73
Lettuce (1 head) 0.74 £ 0.49-1.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.00 £ 0.55-1.50
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.00 £ 5.50-8.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.56 £ 1.00-2.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.65 £ 1.00-2.50
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 9.00 £ 7.99-10.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.40 £ 1.80-3.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 60.00 £ 45.00-125.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 £ 2.50-4.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 £ 1.70-5.60
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 20.00 £ 12.00-35.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.35 £ 4.01-4.54
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) 18,343.10 £ 14,000.00-24,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 141.77 £ 75.00-250.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.14 £ 0.06-0.30
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 23.65 £ 16.00-35.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 31.69 £ 19.00-50.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 9.43 £ 5.00-15.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 £ 8.00-12.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 911.57 £ 550.00-1,250.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 13,000.00 £ 11,500.00-15,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 57.93 £ 39.00-80.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 29.35 £ 20.00-45.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 59.92 £ 44.00-80.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 63.48 £ 40.00-100.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 761.34 £ 500.00-1,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 614.85 £ 400.00-1,100.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,233.83 £ 750.00-2,400.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 955.60 £ 600.00-1,700.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 406.51 £ 185.80-1,068.38
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 271.67 £ 130.06-622.45
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,783.19 £
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.26 2.10-4.15

Prices in United Kingdom

These data are based on 45862 entries in the past 18 months from 4752 different contributors.
Last update: October 2017
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 88.15 73.41 81.02 65.57 93.74 76.58
Reading 81.15 38.76 60.66 67.76 89.00 108.38
Aberdeen 80.54 31.66 56.91 66.55 91.77 100.92
Cambridge 80.08 45.59 63.41 65.61 89.63 89.33
Oxford 78.98 51.42 65.66 60.50 82.00 70.77
Edinburgh 76.77 32.97 55.60 67.77 83.63 88.51
Coventry 74.43 25.39 50.73 63.76 66.69 109.05
Manchester 74.08 30.29 52.92 61.65 80.36 79.73
Brighton 73.99 42.81 58.92 57.60 81.67 70.95
Nottingham 73.85 24.16 49.83 64.27 71.21 91.15
Bristol 73.66 38.22 56.53 61.95 82.83 89.91
York 73.40 29.02 51.95 63.68 79.99 95.34
Norwich 73.36 24.47 49.73 56.95 76.00 75.90
Leeds 72.82 28.64 51.47 61.05 86.85 88.97
Glasgow 72.62 28.45 51.27 61.37 78.05 100.82
Exeter 70.73 31.19 51.62 56.71 77.58 74.24
Southampton 70.21 31.36 51.43 58.04 75.48 94.20
Sheffield 70.07 23.98 47.79 53.87 79.33 96.42
Birmingham 68.75 28.19 49.15 55.83 73.28 91.53
Cardiff 68.29 27.18 48.42 63.94 66.64 93.68
Newcastle Upon Tyne 67.88 24.44 46.88 53.37 73.63 105.89
Liverpool 67.23 23.58 46.13 50.84 75.20 96.02
Belfast 67.21 22.97 45.82 60.66 74.54 88.69
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