Cost of living in London, United Kingdom

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district £11
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) £5.28
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast £4.11
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk £0.87
12 eggs, large £2.95
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes £2.11
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese £4.53
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples £1.91
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes £1.76
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket £1.59
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality £8
2 liters of Coca-Cola £1.82
Bread for 2 people for 1 day £0.90
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area £2,491
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat £159
Internet 8MB (1 month) £22
40” flat screen TV £364
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt £64
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) £8
Hourly rate for cleaning help £11
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) £65
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) £31
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) £64
1 pair of leather business shoes £76
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new £18,290
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas £1.24
Monthly ticket public transport £127
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) £14
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) £4.19
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) £3.13
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) £1.74
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) £4.39
4 rolls of toilet paper £1.83
Tube of toothpaste £1.69
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city £13
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub £32
2 tickets to the movies £23
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) £149
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert £59
1 cocktail drink in downtown club £10
Cappuccino in expat area of the city £2.73
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) £4.37
iPod nano 16GB £183
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) £0.16
1 month of gym membership in business district £58
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes £9
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 16,270 prices entered by 2,229 different people.
Latest price update: May 22, 2015.

London position in our World Ranking

the world
3rd
out of 189
western europe
3rd
out of 50
uk
1st
out of 6

Cheapest and most expensive products in London compared to other cities:

the world
2nd
the world
2nd
the world
4th
the world
4th
the world
4th
the world
4th

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