Cost of living in Birmingham, United Kingdom

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district £8
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) £5.06
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast £3.42
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk £0.76
12 eggs, large £2.43
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes £1.68
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese £4.64
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples £1.58
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes £0.98
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket £1.64
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality £8
2 liters of Coca-Cola £1.88
Bread for 2 people for 1 day £0.89
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area £2,507
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area £1,525
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat £220
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area £1,252
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area £702
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio £101
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) £17
40” flat screen TV £304
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) £72
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) £5.57
Hourly rate for cleaning help £9
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) £70
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) £62
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes £58
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new £20,126
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas £1.18
Monthly ticket public transport £55
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) £12
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) £2.83
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) £8
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) £89
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) £2.78
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) £1.53
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) £2.35
4 rolls of toilet paper £1.77
Tube of toothpaste £1.37
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city £12
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub £21
2 tickets to the movies £16
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) £84
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert £59
1 cocktail drink in downtown club £7
Cappuccino in expat area of the city £2.65
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) £4.35
iPod nano 16GB £120
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) £0.11
1 month of gym membership in business district £32
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes £8
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 407 prices entered by 70 different people.
Latest price update: February 27, 2017.

Birmingham position in our World Ranking

the world
55th
out of 216
western europe
13th
out of 48
uk
2nd
out of 6

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

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3rd
western europe
1st
western europe
2nd
western europe
2nd
western europe
3rd
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3rd

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