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Cost of Living in Manchester

Summary about cost of living in Manchester:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 £ 8.00-20.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 £ 40.00-65.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.00 £ 4.99-6.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.00 £ 3.50-5.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.00 £ 3.50-5.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.68 £ 2.20-3.50
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.15 £ 1.00-2.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.03 £ 0.60-1.50
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.42 £ 1.89-3.79
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.95 £ 0.68-1.27
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.52 £ 0.20-0.91
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.15 £ 1.50-3.20
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.59 £ 1.27-4.54
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 2.34 £ 1.45-3.63
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2.91 £ 1.81-4.08
Apples (1 lb) 0.86 £ 0.54-0.91
Banana (1 lb) 0.55 £ 0.36-0.91
Oranges (1 lb) 0.69 £ 0.45-1.13
Tomato (1 lb) 0.68 £ 0.41-1.01
Potato (1 lb) 0.48 £ 0.45-0.91
Onion (1 lb) 0.60 £ 0.34-0.91
Lettuce (1 head) 0.79 £ 0.50-1.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.15 £ 0.50-1.50
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.00 £ 6.00-8.50
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.09 £ 1.50-2.50
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.64 £ 2.00-3.25
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.50 £ 9.00-11.50
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 £ 2.20-4.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 67.39 £ 50.00-80.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 £ 2.00-3.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.41 £ 1.61-4.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25.00 £ 15.00-30.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.84 £ 4.54-5.07
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 18,230.00 £ 15,000.00-22,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,550.56 £ 14,000.00-23,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 144.22 £ 85.00-220.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 £ 0.03-0.20
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 29.58 £ 20.00-49.99
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 26.50 £ 16.99-40.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 10.14 £ 6.00-14.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 7.75 £ 5.00-10.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 728.09 £ 320.00-1,036.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 13,800.00 £ 5,000.00-20,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 56.50 £ 35.00-80.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 28.41 £ 20.00-40.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 60.61 £ 45.00-75.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 55.22 £ 40.00-80.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 780.19 £ 650.00-900.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 562.41 £ 450.00-700.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,346.55 £ 1,000.00-1,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 880.00 £ 700.00-1,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 309.19 £ 185.80-550.00
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 241.70 £ 185.80-290.00
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,719.71 £
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.43 2.00-4.50

Prices in Manchester

These data are based on 1690 entries in the past 18 months from 254 different contributors.
Last update: October 2019
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5 Comments so far

#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
#relativechaos1 on Jul 08, 2016 :
I agree with other comments about food prices given here that they way over estimate the cost of a regular weekly food shop in the UK. For example I have noticed that unlike places where I have lived in the rest of Europe virtually all the big supermarkets offer terrific BOGOF (Buy One Get One Free) deals. And, even in a "posh" local supermarket chain, Booths, you can get deals where for £10 you can buy three 500g packs of chicken fillet or for £15 for 5 packs or you can mix them eg chicken fillet, mince steak, pork fillet etc. You just don't see this type of deal in Germany, France, Belgium ever. Go to Aldi or Lidl or even the huge Tesco's or Sainsbury's & they are even cheaper. (I should add that this is being written before the effects of Brexit filter through: so nobody can tell us what our weekly shop will cost in a couple of years. In all likelihood it'll probably be about 20% more though. More like Oslo or Zurich prices. But as I say no one knows).
#R on Apr 25, 2016 :
I currently live in Manchester, TN but I have a craving to relocate to England. Is it more expensive where I currently live or is it cheaper to live in England?
#Arav on Nov 03, 2015 :
I have off job £200 per day IT, can I buy house and wife for this money?
#Anonymous on Oct 22, 2015 :
I don't know whether I've missed something but in looking at a comparison of Manchester and London the final figures given for take-home pay after tax left the person in London with about £1,000 more than the person in Manchester but if you deduct his rent he would have virtually nothing left at the end of the month