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) £5.42
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast £4.20
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk £0.90
12 eggs, large £3.18
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes £2.02
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese £4.68
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples £1.95
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes £1.47
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket £1.72
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality £8
2 liters of Coca-Cola £1.83
Bread for 2 people for 1 day £0.92
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area £2,524
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat £171
Internet 8MB (1 month) £21
40” flat screen TV £348
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt £72
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) £7
Hourly rate for cleaning help £10
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) £66
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) £32
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) £66
1 pair of leather business shoes £72
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new £18,166
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas £1.25
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, ...) £4.35
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) £3.09
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) £1.89
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) £4.10
4 rolls of toilet paper £1.88
Tube of toothpaste £1.83
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city £15
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub £31
2 tickets to the movies £23
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) £141
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert £64
1 cocktail drink in downtown club £10
Cappuccino in expat area of the city £2.77
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) £4.46
iPod nano 16GB £134
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) £0.15
1 month of gym membership in business district £62
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes £9
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 17,615 prices entered by 2,473 different people.
Latest price update: July 29, 2015.

London position in our World Ranking

the world
3rd
out of 200
western europe
2nd
out of 51
uk
1st
out of 7

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

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2nd
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2nd
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3rd
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3rd
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5th
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5th

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