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Cost of Living in United Kingdom

Cost of living in United Kingdom is 3.48% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in United Kingdom is 13.47% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 £ 8.00-16.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45.00 £ 32.99-60.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.00 £ 4.50-6.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.50 £ 2.70-4.30
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.50 £ 2.70-4.20
Cappuccino (regular) 2.55 £ 2.00-3.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.18 £ 0.75-2.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.88 £ 0.50-1.50
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.35 £ 2.27-3.79
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.87 £ 0.57-1.13
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.58 £ 0.36-0.91
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.85 £ 1.20-2.50
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.44 £ 1.36-4.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 2.63 £ 1.81-3.63
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.46 £ 2.27-5.44
Apples (1 lb) 0.82 £ 0.45-1.13
Banana (1 lb) 0.46 £ 0.32-0.91
Oranges (1 lb) 0.74 £ 0.45-1.02
Tomato (1 lb) 0.80 £ 0.45-1.36
Potato (1 lb) 0.52 £ 0.32-0.91
Onion (1 lb) 0.43 £ 0.29-0.73
Lettuce (1 head) 0.73 £ 0.50-1.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.99 £ 0.50-1.50
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.00 £ 5.00-8.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.63 £ 1.00-2.60
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.81 £ 1.00-3.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 9.35 £ 8.00-10.20
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.40 £ 1.70-3.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 60.00 £ 45.00-120.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 £ 2.45-4.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.50 £ 1.61-4.40
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 20.00 £ 12.00-30.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.43 £ 4.13-4.66
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 18,000.00 £ 15,000.00-20,640.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 18,036.01 £ 13,000.00-23,400.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 140.85 £ 75.00-250.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.07 £ 0.03-0.20
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 27.22 £ 18.00-40.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 30.99 £ 19.00-50.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 9.51 £ 5.00-15.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 £ 8.00-12.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 843.89 £ 450.00-1,200.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 12,922.76 £ 10,000.00-16,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 56.61 £ 35.00-80.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 29.13 £ 20.00-40.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 59.57 £ 40.00-80.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 61.65 £ 40.00-95.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 744.90 £ 500.00-1,400.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 594.39 £ 400.00-1,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,190.68 £ 700.00-2,200.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 927.12 £ 600.00-1,600.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 345.33 £ 185.80-836.12
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 250.72 £ 130.06-557.41
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,802.01 £
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.24 2.00-4.00

Prices in United Kingdom

These data are based on 51116 entries in the past 18 months from 5474 different contributors.
Last update: April 2018
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 88.18 74.91 81.85 64.98 95.52 100.64
Milton Keynes 84.32 37.58 62.00 81.12 80.37 95.61
Reading 82.06 40.91 62.41 66.84 92.05 131.52
Bath 80.73 37.96 60.31 69.75 85.33 127.79
Cambridge 79.65 46.82 63.97 61.09 94.47 112.44
Oxford 78.71 53.83 66.83 56.82 82.94 85.74
Aberdeen 78.62 30.51 55.65 62.42 96.45 127.78
Manchester 77.15 32.38 55.77 59.71 91.33 105.82
Edinburgh 76.86 35.53 57.13 66.30 86.29 112.26
Portsmouth 76.79 32.97 55.87 58.08 92.18 95.94
Bristol 75.54 39.06 58.12 58.44 93.79 114.99
York 75.26 30.32 53.80 64.61 83.11 115.62
Brighton 75.09 44.75 60.60 59.05 82.69 89.10
Leeds 74.08 30.17 53.12 58.21 89.43 114.94
Nottingham 73.19 25.38 50.36 61.08 72.44 110.44
Glasgow 72.56 28.77 51.65 58.27 80.11 131.93
Coventry 72.26 27.97 51.11 60.43 70.30 142.58
Norwich 71.43 26.17 49.81 55.76 83.05 93.79
Leicester 70.88 23.79 48.39 57.50 74.96 127.41
Exeter 70.41 31.32 51.74 53.72 75.27 90.96
Birmingham 69.57 32.05 51.66 54.89 78.64 107.16
Southampton 69.45 34.13 52.59 56.85 72.07 137.51
Sheffield 68.87 24.68 47.77 55.63 78.28 118.76
Belfast 67.98 24.04 46.99 58.04 79.49 102.43
Newcastle Upon Tyne 67.80 25.14 47.43 51.36 74.12 134.91
Cardiff 67.42 29.59 49.35 58.58 71.47 117.38
Liverpool 67.23 25.66 47.38 49.47 71.44 120.38
Derby 67.04 21.54 45.31 56.33 68.92 149.52
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