Cost of living in Preston, United Kingdom

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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) £5.56
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast £3.55
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk £0.88
12 eggs, large £2.62
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes £1.49
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese £4.01
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples £1.64
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes £0.92
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket £1.69
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality £8
2 liters of Coca-Cola £1.63
Bread for 2 people for 1 day £0.88
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area £761
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area £654
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat £74
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area £757
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area £833
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio £56
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) £22
40” flat screen TV £359
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) £86
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) £5.45
Hourly rate for cleaning help £7
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) £53
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) £37
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) £61
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes £48
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new £18,611
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas £1.21
Monthly ticket public transport £41
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) £4.48
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) £2.30
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) £117
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) £3.81
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) £1.76
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) £2.67
4 rolls of toilet paper £1.84
Tube of toothpaste £1.44
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city £9
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub £13
2 tickets to the movies £17
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) £61
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 £5.97
Cappuccino in expat area of the city £3.12
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) £3.04
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) £0.30
1 month of gym membership in business district £37
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes £8
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 54 prices entered by 11 different people.
Latest price update: July 29, 2017.

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