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) £5.27
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast £4.11
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk £0.87
12 eggs, large £3.06
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes £2.07
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese £4.52
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples £1.95
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes £1.61
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket £1.63
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality £8
2 liters of Coca-Cola £1.80
Bread for 2 people for 1 day £0.89
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area £2,470
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat £172
Internet 8MB (1 month) £21
40” flat screen TV £353
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt £66
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) £8
Hourly rate for cleaning help £10
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) £67
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 £74
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new £18,206
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas £1.26
Monthly ticket public transport £128
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) £14
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) £4.32
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) £3.71
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) £1.81
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) £4.34
4 rolls of toilet paper £1.89
Tube of toothpaste £1.85
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) £141
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert £61
1 cocktail drink in downtown club £10
Cappuccino in expat area of the city £2.72
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) £4.43
iPod nano 16GB £172
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) £0.16
1 month of gym membership in business district £60
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes £9
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 16,866 prices entered by 2,339 different people.
Latest price update: June 30, 2015.

London position in our World Ranking

the world
3rd
out of 201
western europe
2nd
out of 53
uk
1st
out of 7

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

the world
2nd
the world
2nd
the world
3rd
the world
4th
the world
5th
western europe
1st

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