Cost of living in Cardiff, United Kingdom

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district £8
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) £5.82
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast £4.25
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk £0.70
12 eggs, large £2.80
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes £1.59
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese £4.47
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples £1.73
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes £0.69
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket £1.78
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality £8
2 liters of Coca-Cola £1.75
Bread for 2 people for 1 day £0.51
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area £1,053
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area £638
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 £1,255
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area £775
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio £127
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) £23
40” flat screen TV £414
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) £81
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) £8
Hourly rate for cleaning help £11
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) £54
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) £61
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes £49
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new £20,708
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas £1.08
Monthly ticket public transport £45
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) £8
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) £7
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) £11
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) £60
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) £3.71
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) £1.72
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) £3.43
4 rolls of toilet paper £1.96
Tube of toothpaste £1.52
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city £12
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub £19
2 tickets to the movies £14
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 £55
1 cocktail drink in downtown club £6
Cappuccino in expat area of the city £2.95
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) £3.41
iPod nano 16GB £125
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) £0.30
1 month of gym membership in business district £28
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes £8
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 422 prices entered by 36 different people.
Latest price update: March 30, 2017.

Cardiff position in our World Ranking

the world
87th
out of 215
western europe
26th
out of 46
uk
4th
out of 4

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