Cost of Living in Birmingham

Summary about cost of living in Birmingham, United Kingdom:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 £ 5.00-20.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45.00 £ 30.00-70.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.29 £ 5.00-6.50
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.50 £ 2.50-4.60
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.00 £ 2.80-5.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.67 £ 2.00-3.60
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.31 £ 1.00-2.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.98 £ 0.75-1.50
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.47 £ 2.60-4.16
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.90 £ 0.45-1.36
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.49 £ 0.20-0.91
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.87 £ 1.50-2.28
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.58 £ 0.91-4.54
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.37 £ 1.36-2.65
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.63 £ 2.27-5.00
Apples (1 lb) 0.86 £ 0.41-1.36
Banana (1 lb) 0.45 £ 0.34-1.36
Oranges (1 lb) 0.67 £ 0.45-1.36
Tomato (1 lb) 0.99 £ 0.45-1.36
Potato (1 lb) 0.60 £ 0.23-0.91
Onion (1 lb) 0.48 £ 0.32-0.68
Lettuce (1 head) 0.87 £ 0.49-1.50
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.74 £ 0.42-1.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.00 £ 6.50-10.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.64 £ 1.00-2.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.62 £ 1.00-2.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 11.00 £ 10.00-16.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.40 £ 2.30-3.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 65.50 £ 60.00-80.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.20 £ 2.20-2.20
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.80 £ 1.80-1.80
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 15.60 £ 15.60-15.60
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.76 £ 4.13-5.00
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,000.00 £ 21,000.00-25,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,199.00 £ 16,000.00-25,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 158.34 £ 90.00-283.33
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.08 £ 0.03-0.20
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 29.45 £ 25.00-38.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 27.08 £ 18.00-40.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.00 £ 10.00-20.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 £ 7.50-12.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 892.86 £ 600.00-1,300.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 12,000.00 £ 5,000.00-16,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 54.73 £ 35.00-75.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 30.50 £ 15.00-45.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 64.05 £ 40.00-80.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 55.00 £ 29.99-90.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 761.25 £ 650.00-1,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 559.76 £ 450.00-700.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,239.52 £ 1,000.00-1,600.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 874.78 £ 750.00-1,200.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 289.93 £ 185.80-480.65
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 162.48 £ 92.90-278.00
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,721.12 £
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.25 2.00-4.33

Prices in Birmingham

This city had 801 entries in the past 12 months by 78 different contributors.
Last update: February 2021
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4 Comments so far
Anonymous on Dec 30, 2020:
I made an app for iPhone, and it may be helpful, or not, I don’t know. The app allows you to compare the prices of supermarkets in the UK.
As it searches directly in their websites, you can save a list and update the prices in a different day.

Here is the link:
https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/your-best-option/id1528938776

It’s free.

Regards
Anonymous on Jun 29, 2017:
Surely your estimates of living cost are wrong: when I last lived there 10y ago rates were £1200 pa., low level of heating cost ~£600 pa, electricity was ~£400 pa and water/sewage charges were an additional £300. Shome mishtake surely?
naina on Feb 23, 2017:
would like to know per day cost in Belbroughton for a business visitor.
Duane scully on Feb 18, 2017:
Hi please could some one help me out with some information. I have been offered a job in stoke on trent I will be coming over with wife and 2 year old daughter what will monthly expenses be to support my family? Food living ect please if some one can advise me ill appreciate. Coming from South Africa kind regards Duane scully