Cost of living in Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district £11
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) £5.55
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast £4.19
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk £0.74
12 eggs, large £2.61
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes £2.16
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese £4.56
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples £2.01
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes £0.84
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket £1.68
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality £10
2 liters of Coca-Cola £1.83
Bread for 2 people for 1 day £0.74
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area £1,742
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area £1,294
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat £169
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area £1,123
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area £855
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio £123
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) £22
40” flat screen TV £340
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) £86
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) £7
Hourly rate for cleaning help £11
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) £68
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) £60
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes £67
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new £17,962
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas £1.14
Monthly ticket public transport £56
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) £13
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) £3.30
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) £8
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) £108
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) £3.41
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) £1.97
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) £4.76
4 rolls of toilet paper £1.76
Tube of toothpaste £2.01
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city £16
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub £31
2 tickets to the movies £20
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) £59
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 £8
Cappuccino in expat area of the city £2.90
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) £3.99
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB £367
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) £0.29
1 month of gym membership in business district £42
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes £8
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 341 prices entered by 42 different people.
Latest price update: May 20, 2018.

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