Cost of living in Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Summary of cost of living in Portsmouth

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: £2,991
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: £1,561
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.

List of prices in Portsmouth
Current as of Sep 2020.

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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) £5.38
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast £3.97
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk £0.70
12 eggs, large £2.65
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes £3.03
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese £4.81
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples £1.98
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes £0.98
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket £1.99
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality £7
2 liters of coca-cola £1.90
Bread for 2 people for 1 day £0.69
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Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area £1,068
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area £972
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat £112
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area £727
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area £1,554
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio £108
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) £21
40” flat screen tv £376
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) £81
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) £9
Hourly rate for cleaning help £10
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) £64
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) £60
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes £63
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new £19,510
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas £1.19
Monthly ticket public transport £62
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) £9
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) £3.38
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) £8
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) £90
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) £2.71
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) £1.59
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) £3.20
4 rolls of toilet paper £1.89
Tube of toothpaste £1.75
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city £13
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub £27
2 tickets to the movies £19
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) £66
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert £61
1 cocktail drink in downtown club £7
Cappuccino in expat area of the city £3.01
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) £4.34
Ipad wi-fi 128gb £433
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) £0.18
1 month of gym membership in business district £27
1 package of marlboro cigarettes £10
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 42 prices entered by 8 different people.
Latest price update: September 19, 2020

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