Cost of Living in Manchester

Summary about cost of living in Manchester, United Kingdom:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 £ 9.00-30.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 £ 45.00-80.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.80 £ 5.00-6.50
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.00 £ 3.00-5.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.00 £ 3.90-6.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.92 £ 2.00-4.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.49 £ 1.00-2.50
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.00 £ 0.80-2.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.73 £ 2.00-5.68
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.95 £ 0.45-1.81
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.75 £ 0.27-1.36
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.22 £ 1.00-3.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.29 £ 1.32-4.54
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.56 £ 1.81-4.54
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.76 £ 2.27-6.80
Apples (1 lb) 0.99 £ 0.45-1.59
Banana (1 lb) 0.61 £ 0.39-1.59
Oranges (1 lb) 0.92 £ 0.45-1.77
Tomato (1 lb) 0.80 £ 0.45-1.27
Potato (1 lb) 0.60 £ 0.27-0.91
Onion (1 lb) 0.55 £ 0.29-0.91
Lettuce (1 head) 0.85 £ 0.50-1.20
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.20 £ 0.60-2.50
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.00 £ 5.00-12.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.81 £ 1.00-3.03
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.14 £ 1.50-4.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 12.00 £ 10.00-14.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.95 £ 1.95-4.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 73.91 £ 50.00-115.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.30 £ 2.30-3.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.96 £ 1.96-2.27
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 18.60 £ 16.80-18.60
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.70 £ 4.16-5.15
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,000.00 £ 18,000.00-22,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,778.43 £ 23,000.00-25,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 155.36 £ 79.33-255.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.07 £ 0.02-0.10
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 30.50 £ 22.00-44.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 28.41 £ 15.00-50.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 8.94 £ 5.00-15.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 8.75 £ 5.00-12.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,049.86 £ 900.00-1,200.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 10,850.00 £ 7,000.00-45,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 56.89 £ 20.00-85.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 28.64 £ 18.00-45.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 64.61 £ 40.00-90.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 57.27 £ 35.00-110.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 857.90 £ 750.00-1,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 565.38 £ 500.00-750.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,475.00 £ 1,200.00-2,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 959.09 £ 750.00-1,200.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 366.32 £ 296.61-464.51
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 232.80 £ 185.80-278.71
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,208.12 £
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.70 2.00-3.50

Prices in Manchester

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Last update: October 2021
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8 Comments so far
Anonymous on Jun 18, 2021:
Also, I live in Manchester and I get money from the PIP and Income Support since I have autism, I earn around 1280 pounds a month, I can manage great with the money because I only have to pay 50 pounds for the house rent in Heaton Mersey, Stockport (Which others in my area pay around 400-600 pounds). Including a little money off gas and electricity bills. I also don't have to pay 50 pounds a week for the Council Tax. Even a few people around my area fake disability, and they're living great lives (Some even have jobs and avoid paying 50 pounds). Exploiting Capitalist Governments are great, unlike in the countries where my friends live they don't need to do this because them countries are really cheap to pay for them since they eradicated poverty amongst the working class.
Anonymous on Jun 18, 2021:
Most people in Manchester earn 1280 pounds a month (Pretty much the same as every other city except London which earn more), and most people I know who earn that amount of money live in poverty (Some people earn the lowest wage of 400 pounds, which one would be in debt since the bills and transport here are expensive and way above 600 pounds), that's why people fake a disability in the UK, so they don't have to pay a council tax of 50 pounds of a week of work. I know people who earn 300-400-500 pounds in other countries such as Egypt, Vietnam, Cuba, Angola, Laos and many more which they don't live in poverty despite the fact that they earn less, and they're able to obtain a better lifestyle than to people who live in the UK.
Jennifer Graham on Dec 21, 2020:
Manchester is not as pricey as the USA, mnthly income not bad, you can live comfortable if you are careful with your monthly income.
Luganwa on Oct 13, 2020:
I want to move to U.K. next month, Manchester and Glasgow which one is more cheaper to live in? I mean in renting apartments and other commodities.
Anonymous on Apr 14, 2020:
Average income in uk is below breadline. It works on house hold not singles. So to take advantage stop working and do just what the brits do, ckaim benefits if you are english or be a slave!
igor slávek on Feb 26, 2020:
I've received a job offer of 44k base salary. Is that enough to get by if we (me & my spouse) would rent something not that close to the city centre (like Rochdale, Bolton etc.)? Eventualy she would get a job of course, but can this salary cover both from the start?
Julian on Jan 01, 2020:
Not sure how number have the above prices but they are about 50 percent understated. A very basic one bedroom apartment in the city centre would be above £1000 a month. Soft drinks and water for a £1 in a restaurant???? Maybe in the 1980’s if your using this site to work out how much you would need for a stay in Manchester, I would suggest adding 50 percent to cover you.
Homa on Nov 05, 2018:
I wanna go to England a few months later. Could you tell me which city Is more suitable for me?
I want to pay less rent for house and find job more easily to start