Cost of living in Belfast, United Kingdom

Summary of cost of living in Belfast

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: £2,855
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: £1,413
  • Belfast is the cheapest city in UK (5 out of 5)
  • Cost of living in Belfast is cheaper than in 72% of cities in Western Europe (31 out of 43)
  • Cost of living in Belfast is more expensive than in 57% of cities in the World (70 out of 162)
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List of prices in Belfast
Current as of Oct 2021.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district £11
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) £6.00
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast £2.47
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk £0.79
12 eggs, large £2.24
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes £1.83
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese £3.15
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples £1.51
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes £1.24
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket £1.79
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality £7
2 liters of coca-cola £1.91
Bread for 2 people for 1 day £0.99
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area £1,130
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area £727
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat £106
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area £606
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area £488
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio £71
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) £45
40” flat screen tv £392
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) £89
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) £7
Hourly rate for cleaning help £11
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) £49
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) £60
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes £65
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new £19,908
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas £1.24
Monthly ticket public transport £61
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) £12
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) £2.69
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) £6
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) £65
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) £2.79
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) £1.35
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) £2.64
4 rolls of toilet paper £1.67
Tube of toothpaste £1.00
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city £9
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub £30
2 tickets to the movies £15
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 £47
1 cocktail drink in downtown club £8
Cappuccino in expat area of the city £2.70
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) £4.45
Ipad wi-fi 128gb £435
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) £0.08
1 month of gym membership in business district £28
1 package of marlboro cigarettes £11
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 83 prices entered by 14 different people.
Latest price update: October 24, 2021

Belfast position in our World Ranking

the world
70th
out of 162
western europe
31st
out of 43
uk
5th
out of 5

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

the world
4th
western europe
1st
western europe
1st
western europe
1st
western europe
1st
western europe
1st

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