Cost of living in London, United Kingdom

Summary of cost of living in London

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: €5,218 (£4,679)
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: €3,194 (£2,864)
  • London is the most expensive city in UK (1 out of 9)
  • Cost of living in London is more expensive than in 92% of cities in Western Europe (6 out of 63)
  • Cost of living in London is more expensive than in 95% of cities in the World (14 out of 259)

List of prices in London, United Kingdom. Current as of Mar 2020.

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Food [Edit]
GBP EUR
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district £13 (€15)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) £5.86 (€7)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast £3.25 (€3.63)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk £0.88 (€0.98)
12 eggs, large £2.15 (€2.39)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes £2.38 (€2.65)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese £3.65 (€4.07)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples £1.80 (€2.01)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes £1.09 (€1.22)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket £1.71 (€1.91)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality £8 (€9)
2 liters of coca-cola £1.81 (€2.02)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day £1.03 (€1.15)
Housing [Edit]
GBP EUR
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area £2,490 (€2,777)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area £1,882 (€2,098)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat £154 (€172)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area £1,761 (€1,964)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area £1,226 (€1,367)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio £87 (€97)
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) £23 (€25)
40” flat screen tv £244 (€272)
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) £82 (€92)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) £5.31 (€5.92)
Hourly rate for cleaning help £12 (€14)
Clothes [Edit]
GBP EUR
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) £71 (€79)
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) £30 (€34)
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) £68 (€75)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes £83 (€92)
Transportation [Edit]
GBP EUR
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new £19,933 (€22,229)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas £1.29 (€1.44)
Monthly ticket public transport £140 (€157)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) £26 (€29)
Personal Care [Edit]
GBP EUR
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) £2.57 (€2.87)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) £11 (€13)
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) £98 (€109)
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) £3.41 (€3.80)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) £1.72 (€1.91)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) £3.39 (€3.78)
4 rolls of toilet paper £1.33 (€1.49)
Tube of toothpaste £1.49 (€1.66)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city £13 (€15)
Entertainment [Edit]
GBP EUR
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub £33 (€37)
2 tickets to the movies £23 (€25)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) £147 (€163)
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert £59 (€66)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club £10 (€11)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city £2.95 (€3.29)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) £5.09 (€5.68)
Ipad wi-fi 128gb £498 (€555)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) £0.11 (€0.12)
1 month of gym membership in business district £43 (€48)
1 package of marlboro cigarettes £11 (€13)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,902 prices entered by 408 different people.
Latest price update: March 29, 2020

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London position in our World Ranking

the world
14th
out of 259
western europe
6th
out of 63
uk
1st
out of 9

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