Cost of living in Luton, United Kingdom

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district £12
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) £5.29
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast £3.43
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk £0.74
12 eggs, large £2.58
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes £1.67
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese £5.07
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples £1.89
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes £0.73
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket £1.88
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality £7
2 liters of Coca-Cola £1.36
Bread for 2 people for 1 day £0.81
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area £2,760
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area £2,228
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat £124
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area £640
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area £693
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio £54
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) £21
40” flat screen TV £337
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) £58
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) £7
Hourly rate for cleaning help £8
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) £71
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) £34
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) £67
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes £64
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new £22,297
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas £1.15
Monthly ticket public transport £59
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) £17
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) £2.57
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) £12
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) £125
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) £2.10
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) £1.83
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) £8
4 rolls of toilet paper £1.94
Tube of toothpaste £1.88
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city £9
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub £35
2 tickets to the movies £18
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) £40
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert £71
1 cocktail drink in downtown club £7
Cappuccino in expat area of the city £2.80
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) £3.06
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) £0.13
1 month of gym membership in business district £42
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes £9
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 68 prices entered by 8 different people.
Latest price update: November 20, 2017.

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