Cost of living in Cardiff, United Kingdom

Summary of cost of living in Cardiff

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: £3,351
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: £1,951
  • 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.
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List of prices in Cardiff, United Kingdom. Current as of Dec 2020.

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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) £5.87
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast £3.32
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk £0.71
12 eggs, large £2.72
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes £1.95
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese £4.12
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples £1.56
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes £1.10
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket £1.91
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality £12
2 liters of coca-cola £1.94
Bread for 2 people for 1 day £0.92
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area £2,130
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area £789
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat £130
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area £857
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 £107
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) £27
40” flat screen tv £345
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) £86
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) £7
Hourly rate for cleaning help £15
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) £54
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) £29
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) £56
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes £51
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new £17,653
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas £1.23
Monthly ticket public transport £51
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) £2.86
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) £8
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) £61
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) £3.35
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) £1.79
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) £2.84
4 rolls of toilet paper £2.11
Tube of toothpaste £1.45
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city £17
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) £73
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 £2.58
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) £3.43
Ipad wi-fi 128gb £416
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) £0.18
1 month of gym membership in business district £28
1 package of marlboro cigarettes £9
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 102 prices entered by 24 different people.
Latest price update: December 05, 2020

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