Cost of living in Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom

Summary of cost of living in Brighton and Hove

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: £4,082
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: £2,458
  • Brighton and Hove is the 2nd most expensive city in UK (2 out of 7)
  • Cost of living in Brighton and Hove is more expensive than in 78% of cities in Western Europe (18 out of 76)
  • Cost of living in Brighton and Hove is more expensive than in 75% of cities in the World (52 out of 206)
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List of prices in Brighton and Hove
Current as of Feb 2023.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district £12
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) £6
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast £3.67
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk £1.00
12 eggs, large £3.07
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes £1.88
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese £3.70
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples £2.61
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes £1.13
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket £2.29
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality £8
2 liters of coca-cola £1.73
Bread for 2 people for 1 day £0.86
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area £2,179
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area £1,604
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat £207
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area £1,099
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area £1,031
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio £86
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) £24
40” flat screen tv £288
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) £53
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) £4.54
Hourly rate for cleaning help £14
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) £59
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) £30
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) £66
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes £60
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new £19,538
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas £1.42
Monthly ticket public transport £82
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) £16
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) £3.66
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) £8
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) £64
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) £3.33
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) £1.49
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) £4.19
4 rolls of toilet paper £1.72
Tube of toothpaste £1.09
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city £12
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub £31
2 tickets to the movies £21
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) £85
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert £58
1 cocktail drink in downtown club £9
Cappuccino in expat area of the city £3.05
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) £4.94
Ipad wi-fi 128gb £401
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) £0.11
1 month of gym membership in business district £33
1 package of marlboro cigarettes £10
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 51 prices entered by 11 different people.
Latest price update: February 05, 2023

Brighton and Hove position in our World Ranking

the world
52nd
out of 206
western europe
18th
out of 76
uk
2nd
out of 7

Cheapest and most expensive products in Brighton and Hove compared to other cities:

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

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