Cost of living in Belfast, United Kingdom

Summary of cost of living in Belfast

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: £3,085
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: £1,685
  • Belfast is the cheapest city in UK (13 out of 13)
  • Cost of living in Belfast is cheaper than in 56% of cities in Western Europe (38 out of 68)
  • Cost of living in Belfast is more expensive than in 60% of cities in the World (114 out of 282)

List of prices in Belfast, United Kingdom. Current as of Jan 2020.

Change the currency:
Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district £10
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) £6
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast £3.36
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk £0.74
12 eggs, large £2.15
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes £2.10
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese £3.91
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples £1.95
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes £0.84
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket £1.82
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality £8
2 liters of coca-cola £1.87
Bread for 2 people for 1 day £1.21
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area £1,336
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area £1,065
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat £97
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area £741
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area £570
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio £71
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) £26
40” flat screen tv £399
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) £89
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) £7
Hourly rate for cleaning help £10
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) £66
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) £34
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) £80
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes £58
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new £19,965
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas £1.29
Monthly ticket public transport £52
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) £12
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) £2.80
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) £6
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) £71
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) £2.79
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) £1.57
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) £2.89
4 rolls of toilet paper £1.76
Tube of toothpaste £1.05
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city £9
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub £28
2 tickets to the movies £14
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) £79
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert £49
1 cocktail drink in downtown club £7
Cappuccino in expat area of the city £2.93
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) £4.19
Ipad wi-fi 128gb £435
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) £0.09
1 month of gym membership in business district £32
1 package of marlboro cigarettes £10
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 232 prices entered by 35 different people.
Latest price update: January 28, 2020

Belfast position in our World Ranking

the world
114th
out of 282
western europe
38th
out of 68
uk
13th
out of 13

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

western europe
2nd
western europe
2nd
western europe
4th
uk
1st
uk
1st
uk
1st

Do you live in Belfast? We need your help!

What is the price of

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new

in Belfast?

£

International Cost of Living Index

loading...

Prices recently added

  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Reykjavik costs 200,000 kr (2 minutes ago)
  • Monthly rent - 900 sqft furnished accommodation in expensive area in Bangalore costs ₨20,330 (6 minutes ago)
  • 1 liter of gasoline in Dubai costs Dirham 20 (21 minutes ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Yangon costs 12,000 Kyat (about 1 hour ago)
  • 1 liter of gasoline in Harare costs $1.50 (about 1 hour ago)
  • 1 us gal of gasoline in Sydney costs AU$1.32 (about 1 hour ago)