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) £5.95
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast £4.10
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk £0.94
12 eggs, large £3.05
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes £2.46
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese £5.00
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples £1.98
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes £0.82
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket £1.64
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality £9
2 liters of Coca-Cola £1.78
Bread for 2 people for 1 day £0.97
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area £2,268
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area £1,828
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat £208
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area £1,564
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area £1,081
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio £160
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) £22
40” flat screen TV £305
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) £80
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) £7
Hourly rate for cleaning help £12
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) £73
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) £76
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes £96
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new £18,069
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas £1.19
Monthly ticket public transport £137
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) £19
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) £3.49
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) £8
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) £69
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) £2.68
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) £1.91
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) £3.55
4 rolls of toilet paper £1.81
Tube of toothpaste £1.89
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city £18
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub £35
2 tickets to the movies £23
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) £144
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert £62
1 cocktail drink in downtown club £11
Cappuccino in expat area of the city £3.19
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) £4.98
iPad Air 2, 64GB £442
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) £0.15
1 month of gym membership in business district £64
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes £10
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 6,045 prices entered by 1,378 different people.
Latest price update: September 23, 2017.

London position in our World Ranking

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9th
out of 321
western europe
5th
out of 61
uk
1st
out of 13

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