Cost of living in Preston, United Kingdom

Summary of cost of living in Preston

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: £2,634
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: £1,282
  • 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.
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List of prices in Preston, United Kingdom. Current as of Jan 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district £8
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) £5.23
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast £2.69
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk £0.82
12 eggs, large £2.52
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes £1.61
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese £4.15
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples £1.89
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes £0.65
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket £1.56
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality £8
2 liters of coca-cola £1.96
Bread for 2 people for 1 day £0.92
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area £976
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area £628
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat £92
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area £724
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area £745
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio £83
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) £24
40” flat screen tv £359
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) £94
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) £4.74
Hourly rate for cleaning help £9
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) £60
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) £33
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) £61
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes £62
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new £19,412
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas £1.29
Monthly ticket public transport £44
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) £10
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) £3.34
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) £9
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) £95
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) £3.22
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) £1.76
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) £2.75
4 rolls of toilet paper £1.76
Tube of toothpaste £1.26
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city £9
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub £25
2 tickets to the movies £19
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) £74
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert £58
1 cocktail drink in downtown club £7
Cappuccino in expat area of the city £2.81
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) £3.67
Ipad wi-fi 128gb £400
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) £0.24
1 month of gym membership in business district £34
1 package of marlboro cigarettes £9
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 218 prices entered by 7 different people.
Latest price update: January 23, 2020

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