Cost of living in Southampton, United Kingdom

Summary of cost of living in Southampton

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: £3,024
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: £1,628
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Southampton
Current as of Nov 2021.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district £10
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) £6
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast £3.44
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk £0.99
12 eggs, large £2.75
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes £1.28
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese £5.06
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples £1.94
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes £0.85
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket £1.68
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality £8
2 liters of coca-cola £1.81
Bread for 2 people for 1 day £0.82
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area £1,382
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area £862
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat £122
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area £787
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area £609
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio £139
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) £17
40” flat screen tv £340
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) £65
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) £5.66
Hourly rate for cleaning help £11
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) £76
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) £28
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) £72
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes £59
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new £17,883
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas £1.30
Monthly ticket public transport £51
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) £13
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) £3.76
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) £7
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) £77
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) £2.90
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) £1.26
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) £3.37
4 rolls of toilet paper £1.43
Tube of toothpaste £1.43
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city £12
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub £32
2 tickets to the movies £23
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 £55
1 cocktail drink in downtown club £7
Cappuccino in expat area of the city £3.47
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) £4.31
Ipad wi-fi 128gb £406
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) £0.17
1 month of gym membership in business district £26
1 package of marlboro cigarettes £11
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 127 prices entered by 17 different people.
Latest price update: November 28, 2021

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