Cost of living in Cardiff, United Kingdom

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district £7
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) £5.37
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast £4.11
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk £0.74
12 eggs, large £2.46
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes £1.78
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese £4.51
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples £1.95
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes £0.70
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket £1.76
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality £7
2 liters of Coca-Cola £1.87
Bread for 2 people for 1 day £0.59
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area £1,161
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area £653
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat £174
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area £1,040
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area £781
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio £130
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) £26
40” flat screen TV £425
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) £79
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) £9
Hourly rate for cleaning help £12
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) £53
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) £64
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes £49
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new £20,708
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas £1.09
Monthly ticket public transport £46
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) £8
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) £6
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) £9
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) £61
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) £3.68
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) £1.71
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) £3.79
4 rolls of toilet paper £1.81
Tube of toothpaste £1.44
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city £13
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub £19
2 tickets to the movies £13
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) £79
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert £52
1 cocktail drink in downtown club £6
Cappuccino in expat area of the city £3.04
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) £3.60
iPad Air 2, 64GB £424
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) £0.30
1 month of gym membership in business district £26
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes £8
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 229 prices entered by 39 different people.
Latest price update: September 24, 2017.

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