Cost of living in Oxford, United Kingdom

Summary of cost of living in Oxford

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: £3,726
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: £2,206
  • Oxford is the 3rd most expensive city in UK (3 out of 13)
  • Cost of living in Oxford is more expensive than in 78% of cities in Western Europe (16 out of 68)
  • Cost of living in Oxford is more expensive than in 83% of cities in the World (49 out of 282)

List of prices in Oxford, United Kingdom. Current as of Jan 2020.

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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) £5.99
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast £3.14
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk £0.93
12 eggs, large £2.62
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes £1.72
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese £3.53
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples £2.05
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes £1.30
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket £1.79
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality £8
2 liters of coca-cola £1.61
Bread for 2 people for 1 day £0.90
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area £1,839
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area £1,473
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat £106
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area £1,092
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area £895
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio £75
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) £26
40” flat screen tv £376
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) £58
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) £7
Hourly rate for cleaning help £13
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) £68
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) £30
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) £64
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes £73
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new £22,539
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas £1.27
Monthly ticket public transport £55
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) £24
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) £3.31
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) £8
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) £103
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) £4.10
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) £1.62
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) £2.80
4 rolls of toilet paper £2.06
Tube of toothpaste £1.82
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city £14
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub £36
2 tickets to the movies £22
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) £87
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert £48
1 cocktail drink in downtown club £8
Cappuccino in expat area of the city £2.68
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) £5.19
Ipad wi-fi 128gb £411
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) £0.17
1 month of gym membership in business district £36
1 package of marlboro cigarettes £10
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 145 prices entered by 18 different people.
Latest price update: January 28, 2020

Oxford position in our World Ranking

the world
49th
out of 282
western europe
16th
out of 68
uk
3rd
out of 13

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

the world
5th
western europe
2nd
western europe
3rd
western europe
3rd
uk
0th
uk
0th

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