Cost of living in Bristol, United Kingdom

Summary of cost of living in Bristol

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: £3,362
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: £1,860
  • Cost of living in Bristol is more expensive than in 70% of cities in UK (4 out of 10)
  • Cost of living in Bristol is more expensive than in 75% of cities in Western Europe (17 out of 65)
  • Cost of living in Bristol is more expensive than in 80% of cities in the World (55 out of 271)

List of prices in Bristol
Current as of Feb 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district £8
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) £6
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast £3.68
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk £0.84
12 eggs, large £2.78
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes £2.44
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese £5.72
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples £2.26
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes £0.96
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket £2.03
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality £9
2 liters of coca-cola £1.94
Bread for 2 people for 1 day £0.82
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area £1,511
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area £1,074
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat £256
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area £1,126
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area £824
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio £236
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) £25
40” flat screen tv £349
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) £94
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) £7
Hourly rate for cleaning help £11
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) £28
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) £67
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes £87
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new £17,287
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas £1.22
Monthly ticket public transport £66
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) £2.49
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) £8
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) £66
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) £3.06
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) £1.58
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) £3.72
4 rolls of toilet paper £1.91
Tube of toothpaste £1.80
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city £12
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub £34
2 tickets to the movies £19
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 £9
Cappuccino in expat area of the city £2.79
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) £4.51
Ipad wi-fi 128gb £446
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) £0.10
1 month of gym membership in business district £27
1 package of marlboro cigarettes £10
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 131 prices entered by 30 different people.
Latest price update: February 17, 2020

Bristol position in our World Ranking

the world
55th
out of 271
western europe
17th
out of 65
uk
4th
out of 10

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

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

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