Cost of living in Manchester, United Kingdom

Summary of cost of living in Manchester

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: £3,446
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: £1,937
  • Manchester is the 2nd cheapest city in UK (5 out of 6)
  • Cost of living in Manchester is more expensive than in 55% of cities in Western Europe (24 out of 51)
  • Cost of living in Manchester is more expensive than in 73% of cities in the World (56 out of 200)
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List of prices in Manchester, United Kingdom. Current as of Jan 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district £10
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) £5.95
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast £3.87
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk £0.75
12 eggs, large £2.21
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes £1.59
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese £4.34
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples £1.84
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes £0.86
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket £2.02
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality £8
2 liters of coca-cola £2.03
Bread for 2 people for 1 day £0.71
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area £1,090
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area £1,706
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 £903
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area £898
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio £91
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) £20
40” flat screen tv £317
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) £79
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) £7
Hourly rate for cleaning help £9
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) £73
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) £26
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) £72
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes £63
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new £19,176
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas £1.27
Monthly ticket public transport £81
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) £13
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) £2.83
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) £8
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) £101
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) £3.28
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) £1.57
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) £3.24
4 rolls of toilet paper £1.78
Tube of toothpaste £1.30
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city £14
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub £30
2 tickets to the movies £16
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) £62
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert £54
1 cocktail drink in downtown club £9
Cappuccino in expat area of the city £3.22
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) £4.00
Ipad wi-fi 128gb £368
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) £0.17
1 month of gym membership in business district £41
1 package of marlboro cigarettes £12
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 161 prices entered by 60 different people.
Latest price update: January 22, 2021

Manchester position in our World Ranking

the world
56th
out of 200
western europe
24th
out of 51
uk
5th
out of 6

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

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

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