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Cost of Living in Swansea

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 8.00 £ 7.50-10.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 43.50 £ 35.00-60.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.00 £ 4.89-5.49
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.50 £ 2.80-3.99
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.50 £ 3.00-4.50
Cappuccino (regular) 2.75 £ 2.50-3.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.53 £ 1.00-2.50
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.88 £ 0.50-1.50
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.68 £ 1.85-3.60
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.86 £ 0.45-1.09
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.36 £ 0.20-0.45
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.38 £ 2.00-2.80
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1.59 £ 0.91-2.26
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 2.72 £ 1.81-3.18
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.63 £ 2.27-4.99
Apples (1 lb) 0.91 £ 0.79-1.00
Banana (1 lb) 0.52 £ 0.31-0.91
Oranges (1 lb) 0.83 £ 0.68-0.91
Tomato (1 lb) 0.91 £ 0.91-0.91
Potato (1 lb) 0.71 £ 0.45-0.91
Onion (1 lb) 0.41 £ 0.31-0.91
Lettuce (1 head) 0.81 £ 0.45-1.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.17 £ 0.55-2.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 6.00 £ 5.00-7.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.60 £ 0.66-2.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.50 £ 1.00-3.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 9.00 £ 8.00-10.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 £ 3.00-4.20
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 80.00 £ 78.00-80.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.20 £ 1.80-2.50
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.45 £ 2.90-4.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 20.00 £
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.16 £ 3.79-4.54
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,000.00 £ 18,000.00-21,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 18,000.00 £ 15,000.00-26,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 254.62 £ 166.44-400.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.12 £
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 23.27 £ 16.00-39.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 21.62 £ 18.00-25.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 6.75 £ 5.00-16.50
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 8.50 £ 7.00-9.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 243.00 £
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 13,000.00 £ 13,000.00-13,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 56.40 £ 40.00-85.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 29.67 £ 14.00-40.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 54.00 £ 35.99-65.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 50.00 £ 30.00-70.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 554.00 £ 450.00-700.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 455.00 £ 400.00-500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 850.00 £ 600.00-1,100.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 645.00 £ 450.00-750.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 261.24 £ 179.86-371.61
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 127.74 £ 116.13-139.35
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,485.00 £
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, Fixed-Rate 2.83 2.30-3.50

Prices in Swansea

These data are based on 338 entries in the past 18 months from 35 different contributors.
Last update: September 2017
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1 Comments so far

#Michael on Jul 21, 2016 :
The issue with Swansea, with most of Wales, isn't the cost of living, the people are friendly enough, the country is very pretty, but it is the lack of work. There is a lot of poverty. Most jobs are either service (shops, cafes, real estate, financial services) and low pay There are government jobs (DVLA is the largest employer) but the pay is low and they are mostly outsourced and filled with zero hours employees. It does have a good university however. In the early morning in Swansea, before the police make their rounds, the shop doorways have lots of people sleeping rough. When the weather allows, you find people on the beaches sleeping rough. Swansea also has a drugs and alcohol problem which is evident on the streets. The city is surrounded by council estates that are very rough. If you have a well paying job and can live somewhere exclusive, it isn't bad, but otherwise, especially with a family, steer clear.