Cost of living in Birmingham, United Kingdom

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district £12
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) £5.26
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast £2.94
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk £0.74
12 eggs, large £1.96
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes £1.34
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese £4.58
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples £1.59
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes £0.79
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket £2.22
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality £8
2 liters of Coca-Cola £1.63
Bread for 2 people for 1 day £1.04
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area £1,388
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area £1,324
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat £154
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area £1,365
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area £1,368
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio £118
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) £19
40” flat screen TV £347
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) £78
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) £5.52
Hourly rate for cleaning help £9
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) £67
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) £36
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) £79
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes £70
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new £19,150
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas £1.18
Monthly ticket public transport £56
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) £2.99
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) £8
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) £97
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) £2.99
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) £1.45
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) £3.77
4 rolls of toilet paper £1.34
Tube of toothpaste £1.43
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city £12
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub £24
2 tickets to the movies £17
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) £83
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert £56
1 cocktail drink in downtown club £7
Cappuccino in expat area of the city £3.08
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) £3.72
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB £399
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) £0.13
1 month of gym membership in business district £30
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes £9
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 946 prices entered by 104 different people.
Latest price update: February 24, 2018.

Birmingham position in our World Ranking

the world
57th
out of 341
western europe
21st
out of 66
uk
4th
out of 13

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

the world
5th
western europe
1st
western europe
4th
western europe
4th
uk
1st
uk
1st

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