Cost of living in London, United Kingdom

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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) £5.91
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast £4.11
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk £0.90
12 eggs, large £3.17
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes £2.37
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese £4.97
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples £1.93
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes £0.80
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket £1.73
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality £9
2 liters of Coca-Cola £1.83
Bread for 2 people for 1 day £0.99
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area £2,349
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area £1,960
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat £229
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area £1,571
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area £1,096
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio £157
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) £23
40” flat screen TV £322
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) £73
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) £7
Hourly rate for cleaning help £12
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) £69
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) £32
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) £79
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes £96
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new £17,753
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas £1.16
Monthly ticket public transport £134
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) £67
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) £2.84
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) £1.84
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) £3.90
4 rolls of toilet paper £1.78
Tube of toothpaste £1.82
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city £18
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub £36
2 tickets to the movies £23
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) £150
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert £63
1 cocktail drink in downtown club £10
Cappuccino in expat area of the city £3.14
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) £4.91
iPod nano 16GB £155
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) £0.15
1 month of gym membership in business district £69
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes £9
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 5,333 prices entered by 1,314 different people.
Latest price update: April 27, 2017.

London position in our World Ranking

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10th
out of 218
western europe
4th
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1st
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