Cost of living in London, United Kingdom

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district £11
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) £5.70
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast £4.44
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk £0.91
12 eggs, large £3.35
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes £2.05
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese £4.84
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples £1.86
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes £0.91
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket £1.91
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality £9
2 liters of Coca-Cola £1.79
Bread for 2 people for 1 day £0.94
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area £2,498
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area £1,942
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat £182
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area £1,586
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 £163
Internet 8MB (1 month) £20
40” flat screen TV £354
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) £72
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) £8
Hourly rate for cleaning help £11
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) £69
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) £31
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) £67
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes £82
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new £19,445
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas £1.13
Monthly ticket public transport £131
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) £11
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) £4.13
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) £7
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) £80
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) £3.66
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) £2.02
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) £3.99
4 rolls of toilet paper £1.99
Tube of toothpaste £1.85
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city £17
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub £34
2 tickets to the movies £23
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) £151
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert £73
1 cocktail drink in downtown club £10
Cappuccino in expat area of the city £3.04
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) £4.91
iPod nano 16GB £184
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) £0.17
1 month of gym membership in business district £68
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes £9
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 5,907 prices entered by 1,299 different people.
Latest price update: May 06, 2016.

London position in our World Ranking

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4th
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3rd
out of 69
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1st
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