Cost of living in Manchester, United Kingdom

Summary of cost of living in Manchester

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: £4,142
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: £2,214
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Manchester
Current as of Feb 2023.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district £13
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) £7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast £3.89
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk £1.17
12 eggs, large £3.15
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes £1.45
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese £4.64
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples £2.61
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes £0.83
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket £2.16
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality £9
2 liters of coca-cola £2.04
Bread for 2 people for 1 day £1.01
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area £1,439
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area £1,691
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat £298
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area £1,258
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area £621
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio £144
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) £26
40” flat screen tv £408
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) £143
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) £7
Hourly rate for cleaning help £16
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) £69
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) £44
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) £77
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes £95
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new £25,810
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas £1.68
Monthly ticket public transport £79
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) £19
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) £5.15
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) £21
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) £80
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) £3.02
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) £1.39
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) £4.27
4 rolls of toilet paper £1.78
Tube of toothpaste £1.70
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city £14
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub £48
2 tickets to the movies £14
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) £298
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert £43
1 cocktail drink in downtown club £9
Cappuccino in expat area of the city £3.40
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) £5.08
Ipad wi-fi 128gb £367
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) £0.09
1 month of gym membership in business district £61
1 package of marlboro cigarettes £11
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 448 prices entered by 56 different people.
Latest price update: February 03, 2023

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