Cost of living in Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom

Summary of cost of living in Brighton and Hove

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: £3,786
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: £2,280
  • Brighton and Hove is the 2nd most expensive city in UK (2 out of 13)
  • Cost of living in Brighton and Hove is more expensive than in 79% of cities in Western Europe (15 out of 68)
  • Cost of living in Brighton and Hove is more expensive than in 84% of cities in the World (46 out of 282)

List of prices in Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom. Current as of Jan 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district £9
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) £5.50
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast £3.29
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk £0.86
12 eggs, large £3.44
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes £1.84
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese £3.54
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples £1.83
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes £1.35
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket £1.54
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality £8
2 liters of coca-cola £1.80
Bread for 2 people for 1 day £0.99
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area £2,268
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area £1,234
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat £163
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area £947
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area £821
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio £94
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) £22
40” flat screen tv £345
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) £56
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) £3.80
Hourly rate for cleaning help £13
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) £62
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) £62
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes £76
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new £19,072
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas £1.25
Monthly ticket public transport £74
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) £17
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) £3.56
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) £8
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) £63
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) £3.13
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) £1.44
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) £4.76
4 rolls of toilet paper £1.80
Tube of toothpaste £1.10
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city £12
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub £30
2 tickets to the movies £20
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) £100
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert £50
1 cocktail drink in downtown club £9
Cappuccino in expat area of the city £2.81
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) £5.02
Ipad wi-fi 128gb £398
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) £0.11
1 month of gym membership in business district £31
1 package of marlboro cigarettes £10
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 166 prices entered by 35 different people.
Latest price update: January 28, 2020

Brighton and Hove position in our World Ranking

the world
46th
out of 282
western europe
15th
out of 68
uk
2nd
out of 13

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

the world
1st
the world
5th
western europe
1st
western europe
3rd
western europe
4th
western europe
4th

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