Cost of living in Cardiff, United Kingdom

Summary of cost of living in Cardiff

Family of four estimated monthly costs: £2,809
Single person estimated monthly costs: £1,403
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List of prices in Cardiff, United Kingdom. Current as of Dec 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district £10
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) £5.60
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast £3.85
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk £0.90
12 eggs, large £2.50
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes £1.85
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese £4.56
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples £1.60
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes £1.00
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket £1.99
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality £8
2 liters of Coca-Cola £1.88
Bread for 2 people for 1 day £0.90
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area £1,077
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area £761
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat £145
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area £827
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area £482
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio £93
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) £27
40” flat screen TV £311
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) £88
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) £6
Hourly rate for cleaning help £13
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) £56
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) £55
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes £53
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new £18,239
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas £1.26
Monthly ticket public transport £49
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) £11
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) £4.00
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) £8
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) £71
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) £3.39
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) £1.63
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) £3.63
4 rolls of toilet paper £1.69
Tube of toothpaste £1.55
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city £13
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub £23
2 tickets to the movies £12
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) £70
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert £44
1 cocktail drink in downtown club £7
Cappuccino in expat area of the city £2.59
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) £3.44
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB £415
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) £0.19
1 month of gym membership in business district £27
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes £9
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 157 prices entered by 41 different people.
Latest price update: December 14, 2019

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