Cost of living in Cambridge, United Kingdom

Summary of cost of living in Cambridge

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: £3,684
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: £2,113
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.

List of prices in Cambridge
Current as of Aug 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district £10
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) £7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast £3.63
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk £1.05
12 eggs, large £3.00
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes £2.09
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese £3.97
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples £2.37
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes £0.56
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket £2.42
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality £8
2 liters of coca-cola £2.00
Bread for 2 people for 1 day £0.72
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area £1,702
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area £1,374
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat £164
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area £1,091
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area £925
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio £137
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) £20
40” flat screen tv £319
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) £73
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) £8
Hourly rate for cleaning help £13
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) £109
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) £76
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes £77
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new £17,989
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas £1.69
Monthly ticket public transport £54
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) £12
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) -
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) £8
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) £2.04
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) £4.62
4 rolls of toilet paper £1.98
Tube of toothpaste £1.63
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city £15
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub £37
2 tickets to the movies £23
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) £53
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert £55
1 cocktail drink in downtown club £9
Cappuccino in expat area of the city £3.18
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) £4.49
Ipad wi-fi 128gb £417
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district £36
1 package of marlboro cigarettes £8
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 165 prices entered by 20 different people.
Latest price update: August 07, 2022

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