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Cost of Living in United Kingdom

Cost of living in United Kingdom is 4.64% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in United Kingdom is 25.01% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 £ 8.00-19.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45.00 £ 30.00-60.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.00 £ 4.59-6.50
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.50 £ 2.80-4.50
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.50 £ 2.80-4.50
Cappuccino (regular) 2.60 £ 2.00-3.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.20 £ 0.80-2.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.89 £ 0.50-1.50
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.40 £ 2.27-4.16
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.88 £ 0.57-1.18
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.41 £ 0.20-0.91
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.85 £ 1.20-2.50
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.45 £ 1.36-3.86
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 2.57 £ 1.81-3.63
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.38 £ 2.26-5.44
Apples (1 lb) 0.81 £ 0.45-1.13
Banana (1 lb) 0.48 £ 0.34-0.91
Oranges (1 lb) 0.75 £ 0.45-1.13
Tomato (1 lb) 0.78 £ 0.45-1.36
Potato (1 lb) 0.51 £ 0.32-0.91
Onion (1 lb) 0.43 £ 0.27-0.78
Lettuce (1 head) 0.73 £ 0.50-1.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.95 £ 0.50-1.50
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.00 £ 5.50-9.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.57 £ 1.00-2.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.83 £ 1.00-3.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.00 £ 8.20-11.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.40 £ 1.80-3.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 60.00 £ 48.00-88.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 £ 2.50-4.20
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 £ 1.61-4.83
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 20.00 £ 12.00-30.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.72 £ 4.43-5.00
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) 18,636.17 £ 14,500.00-23,555.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 143.40 £ 75.72-250.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.07 £ 0.03-0.35
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 30.16 £ 20.00-40.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 29.02 £ 18.00-45.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 9.75 £ 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 858.22 £ 450.00-1,250.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 12,839.21 £ 8,000.00-20,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 56.83 £ 35.00-80.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 28.73 £ 20.00-40.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 60.30 £ 40.00-80.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 60.61 £ 40.00-90.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 724.03 £ 500.00-1,200.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 575.63 £ 400.00-900.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,194.25 £ 700.00-2,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 925.95 £ 600.00-1,500.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 369.12 £ 185.80-929.02
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 261.02 £ 130.06-557.41
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,740.33 £
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.22 2.10-4.50

Prices in United Kingdom

These data are based on 53505 entries in the past 18 months from 6181 different contributors.
Last update: April 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 82.75 70.42 76.80 60.18 86.10 68.40
Reading 75.60 38.56 57.73 69.36 69.24 115.29
Aberdeen 73.66 25.99 50.65 56.62 88.99 115.10
Cambridge 72.40 41.34 57.41 54.80 85.18 91.13
Brighton 72.19 41.43 57.35 52.45 84.07 79.98
Oxford 71.92 46.44 59.62 53.22 77.58 83.49
Bristol 71.68 35.20 54.08 54.98 84.78 104.19
Edinburgh 70.35 32.17 51.93 56.96 84.03 101.50
Newcastle upon Tyne 69.59 23.58 47.38 57.69 69.74 96.10
Manchester 68.42 30.20 49.98 53.02 76.11 96.57
Leicester 68.28 22.48 46.18 52.43 71.98 102.54
Dundee 66.97 22.93 45.71 55.29 79.28 95.55
Portsmouth 66.75 30.13 49.08 49.83 82.18 88.56
Coventry 66.41 28.45 48.09 55.39 67.09 120.02
Derby 66.20 19.49 43.66 52.68 65.91 137.36
Leeds 65.89 26.48 46.87 51.90 76.68 112.16
Nottingham 65.55 24.07 45.53 55.17 63.73 87.18
Glasgow 65.34 26.39 46.55 52.21 74.93 101.83
Birmingham 65.06 29.70 48.00 50.60 76.59 94.86
Southampton 63.89 30.82 47.93 50.80 69.91 118.38
Sheffield 62.95 22.45 43.40 52.58 66.79 105.79
Cardiff 61.85 28.29 45.66 52.22 64.60 106.88
Liverpool 61.71 24.15 43.58 45.85 64.46 113.44
Belfast 60.27 23.30 42.43 50.36 71.50 100.49
Kingston upon Hull 60.21 17.72 39.71 45.46 68.09 93.09
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