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) 5.64 £ 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) 2.69 £ 2.00-3.60
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.37 £ 1.00-2.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.04 £ 0.85-1.50
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.44 £ 2.65-4.16
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.90 £ 0.45-1.36
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.64 £ 0.40-0.91
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.95 £ 1.18-2.28
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.25 £ 1.81-4.54
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.46 £ 1.36-2.72
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.81 £ 2.72-5.00
Apples (1 lb) 0.83 £ 0.41-1.22
Banana (1 lb) 0.40 £ 0.33-1.00
Oranges (1 lb) 0.70 £ 0.45-1.00
Tomato (1 lb) 0.87 £ 0.45-1.07
Potato (1 lb) 0.55 £ 0.23-0.91
Onion (1 lb) 0.46 £ 0.39-0.68
Lettuce (1 head) 0.62 £ 0.43-0.90
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.61 £ 0.42-0.70
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.25 £ 6.00-10.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.58 £ 1.00-2.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.57 £ 1.00-2.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 11.00 £ 9.49-16.00
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) 4.79 £ 4.13-5.00
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,000.00 £ 21,000.00-25,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,484.71 £ 16,000.00-26,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 165.81 £ 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) 28.43 £ 24.00-37.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 26.76 £ 15.00-40.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14.38 £ 10.00-20.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 9.00 £ 8.00-12.00
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) 56.19 £ 35.00-75.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 29.50 £ 15.00-40.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 65.00 £ 40.00-95.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 56.36 £ 29.99-90.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 757.00 £ 650.00-1,100.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 561.67 £ 450.00-700.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,267.92 £ 1,000.00-1,800.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 880.80 £ 750.00-1,200.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 329.74 £ 250.00-464.60
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 153.78 £ 92.90-323.20
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,746.93 £
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.98 2.00-4.00

Prices in Birmingham

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Last update: May 2021
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3 Comments so far
Grace on Apr 06, 2021:
Why is the price for a Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) different here (£3.75) to the price for the same item as found through the Prices by City (£3.71). Which is the more updated figure? Thank you!
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?