Cost of living in London, United Kingdom

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district £10
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) £5.18
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast £4.07
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk £0.84
12 eggs, large £2.88
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes £2.08
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese £4.24
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples £1.92
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes £1.92
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket £1.61
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality £8
2 liters of Coca-Cola £1.86
Bread for 2 people for 1 day £0.91
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area £2,496
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat £158
Internet 8MB (1 month) £22
40” flat screen TV £383
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt £67
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) £8
Hourly rate for cleaning help £11
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) £63
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) £33
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) £63
1 pair of leather business shoes £70
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new £18,464
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas £1.25
Monthly ticket public transport £129
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) £14
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) £4.34
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) £3.07
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) £1.75
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) £4.18
4 rolls of toilet paper £1.89
Tube of toothpaste £1.66
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city £14
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub £30
2 tickets to the movies £23
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) £156
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert £56
1 cocktail drink in downtown club £10
Capuccino in expat area of the city £2.64
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) £4.24
iPod nano 16GB £155
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) £0.15
1 month of gym membership in business district £56
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes £9
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 15,428 prices entered by 2,076 different people.
Latest price update: March 28, 2015.

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