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Cost of Living in United Kingdom

Cost of living in United Kingdom is 3.25% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in United Kingdom is 10.49% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 £ 10.00-17.00
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 £ 2.85-4.50
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.50 £ 2.90-4.50
Cappuccino (regular) 2.56 £ 2.00-3.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.18 £ 0.79-2.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.90 £ 0.50-1.50
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.35 £ 2.20-3.79
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) 1.87 £ 1.20-2.60
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) 3.57 £ 2.27-5.44
Apples (1 lb) 0.83 £ 0.45-1.18
Banana (1 lb) 0.45 £ 0.31-0.82
Oranges (1 lb) 0.75 £ 0.45-1.13
Tomato (1 lb) 0.82 £ 0.45-1.36
Potato (1 lb) 0.54 £ 0.33-0.91
Onion (1 lb) 0.42 £ 0.29-0.73
Lettuce (1 head) 0.74 £ 0.49-1.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.99 £ 0.55-1.50
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.00 £ 5.99-8.50
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.57 £ 1.00-2.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.64 £ 1.00-2.50
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 9.00 £ 7.99-10.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.40 £ 1.70-3.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 60.00 £ 45.00-126.50
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 £ 2.50-4.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 £ 1.70-5.15
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 20.00 £ 12.00-36.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.34 £ 3.97-4.54
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) 18,306.14 £ 14,000.00-24,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 141.19 £ 75.00-250.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.14 £ 0.05-0.30
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 23.36 £ 15.00-35.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 31.59 £ 19.00-50.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 9.46 £ 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 894.36 £ 550.00-1,200.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 13,000.00 £ 11,500.00-13,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 57.68 £ 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) 59.87 £ 45.00-80.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 63.22 £ 40.00-100.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 770.12 £ 500.00-1,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 621.67 £ 400.00-1,100.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,249.85 £ 750.00-2,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 965.13 £ 600.00-1,700.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 433.80 £ 185.80-1,300.63
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 274.85 £ 130.06-627.09
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,783.36 £
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.26 2.21-4.00

Prices in United Kingdom

These data are based on 45440 entries in the past 18 months from 4666 different contributors.
Last update: September 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 91.68 75.83 83.99 68.63 97.27 78.41
Aberdeen 84.79 33.02 59.66 70.28 95.74 103.53
Reading 84.25 40.70 63.11 70.37 92.76 108.41
Cambridge 83.91 46.80 65.89 69.15 93.63 93.46
Oxford 83.80 53.36 69.03 65.19 85.86 73.89
Edinburgh 80.12 34.59 58.02 71.46 82.85 92.26
Brighton 78.67 44.70 62.18 60.84 89.33 73.42
Manchester 78.45 31.16 55.49 64.47 88.22 80.83
York 77.96 29.20 54.29 67.25 83.52 97.61
Nottingham 77.51 24.97 52.00 68.16 73.84 93.27
Bristol 77.27 39.78 59.07 64.85 88.05 91.15
Coventry 77.24 26.49 52.60 65.12 69.54 113.08
Norwich 77.17 25.52 52.10 60.15 79.35 77.67
Leeds 76.26 30.25 53.92 64.58 89.39 91.31
Glasgow 76.01 29.49 53.43 63.99 82.97 99.99
Exeter 74.47 32.53 54.11 59.89 81.00 76.16
Sheffield 73.91 24.96 50.14 56.89 82.83 98.82
Southampton 72.85 32.71 53.36 61.12 74.44 95.37
Newcastle Upon Tyne 72.79 25.53 49.85 56.36 83.04 109.78
Birmingham 72.22 29.28 51.37 58.82 76.32 97.46
Cardiff 71.54 28.26 50.53 67.55 68.09 96.54
Belfast 70.48 23.60 47.72 64.07 78.05 91.58
Liverpool 70.07 24.60 47.99 53.49 77.31 99.24
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