Cost of living in Manchester, United Kingdom

Summary of cost of living in Manchester

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: £3,237
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: £1,736
  • Manchester is the 2nd cheapest city in UK (5 out of 6)
  • Cost of living in Manchester is cheaper than in 50% of cities in Western Europe (23 out of 46)
  • Cost of living in Manchester is more expensive than in 64% of cities in the World (62 out of 169)
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List of prices in Manchester
Current as of Jan 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district £14
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) £5.93
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast £2.87
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk £0.91
12 eggs, large £2.33
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes £1.68
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese £2.65
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples £1.91
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes £1.16
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket £1.94
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality £9
2 liters of coca-cola £2.06
Bread for 2 people for 1 day £0.93
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area £1,458
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area £995
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat £163
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area £827
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area £575
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio £88
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) £29
40” flat screen tv £306
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) £77
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) £6
Hourly rate for cleaning help £10
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) £56
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) £28
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) £67
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes £60
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new £20,069
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas £1.25
Monthly ticket public transport £69
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) £13
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) £2.94
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) £8
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) £101
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) £3.25
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) £1.47
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) £3.39
4 rolls of toilet paper £1.67
Tube of toothpaste £1.34
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city £13
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub £29
2 tickets to the movies £19
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) £63
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert £44
1 cocktail drink in downtown club £9
Cappuccino in expat area of the city £3.73
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) £4.05
Ipad wi-fi 128gb £368
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) £0.08
1 month of gym membership in business district £26
1 package of marlboro cigarettes £8
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 224 prices entered by 44 different people.
Latest price update: January 28, 2022

Manchester position in our World Ranking

the world
62nd
out of 169
western europe
23rd
out of 46
uk
5th
out of 6

Cheapest and most expensive products in Manchester compared to other cities:

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1st
western europe
1st
western europe
2nd
western europe
3rd
western europe
3rd
western europe
4th

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