Cost of living in London, United Kingdom

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district £10
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) £5.76
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast £4.38
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk £0.90
12 eggs, large £3.18
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes £2.10
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese £5.02
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples £1.80
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes £0.90
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket £1.82
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality £9
2 liters of Coca-Cola £1.83
Bread for 2 people for 1 day £0.93
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area £2,287
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area £2,038
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat £206
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area £1,570
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area £1,108
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio £139
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) £22
40” flat screen TV £341
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) £78
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) £8
Hourly rate for cleaning help £12
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) £67
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) £77
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes £92
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new £18,918
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas £1.15
Monthly ticket public transport £135
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) £13
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) £3.54
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) £8
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) £69
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) £2.93
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) £2.00
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) £4.07
4 rolls of toilet paper £1.76
Tube of toothpaste £1.73
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city £17
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub £36
2 tickets to the movies £23
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) £132
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert £61
1 cocktail drink in downtown club £11
Cappuccino in expat area of the city £3.08
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) £4.96
iPod nano 16GB £125
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) £0.17
1 month of gym membership in business district £63
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes £9
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 5,235 prices entered by 1,356 different people.
Latest price update: February 24, 2017.

London position in our World Ranking

the world
12th
out of 216
western europe
7th
out of 49
uk
1st
out of 6

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2nd
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2nd
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3rd
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3rd

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