Cost of living in London, United Kingdom

Summary of cost of living in London

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: £4,269
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: £2,549
  • 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 London, United Kingdom. Current as of Jan 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) £5.60
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast £3.72
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk £0.75
12 eggs, large £2.36
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes £2.47
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese £3.32
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples £1.17
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes £0.67
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket £3.04
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality £8
2 liters of coca-cola £1.99
Bread for 2 people for 1 day £0.71
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area £2,190
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area £1,586
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat £135
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area £1,904
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area £1,142
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio £94
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) £19
40” flat screen tv £134
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) £85
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) £6
Hourly rate for cleaning help £13
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) £83
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) £72
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes £91
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new £20,010
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas £1.27
Monthly ticket public transport £129
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) £28
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) £2.45
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) £9
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) £83
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) £2.85
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) £1.48
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) £2.41
4 rolls of toilet paper £1.55
Tube of toothpaste £1.32
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city £13
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub £33
2 tickets to the movies £20
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) £129
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert £58
1 cocktail drink in downtown club £10
Cappuccino in expat area of the city £3.23
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) £5.34
Ipad wi-fi 128gb £329
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) £0.12
1 month of gym membership in business district £60
1 package of marlboro cigarettes £12
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 2,147 prices entered by 497 different people.
Latest price update: January 19, 2020

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