Cost of living in Southampton, United Kingdom

Summary of cost of living in Southampton

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: £3,407
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: £2,005
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.
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List of prices in Southampton, United Kingdom. Current as of Oct 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) £6
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast £3.36
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk £1.01
12 eggs, large £2.86
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes £1.28
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese £5.47
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 £1.71
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality £8
2 liters of coca-cola £1.78
Bread for 2 people for 1 day £0.90
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area £1,801
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area £1,197
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat £138
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area £981
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area £589
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio £120
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) £17
40” flat screen tv £331
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) £72
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) £5.73
Hourly rate for cleaning help £11
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) £81
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) £29
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) £67
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes £63
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new £17,216
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas £1.21
Monthly ticket public transport £52
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) £13
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) £3.90
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) £7
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) £80
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) £3.07
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) £1.41
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) £3.30
4 rolls of toilet paper £1.51
Tube of toothpaste £1.20
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city £12
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub £32
2 tickets to the movies £23
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) £89
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert £51
1 cocktail drink in downtown club £7
Cappuccino in expat area of the city £3.62
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) £4.40
Ipad wi-fi 128gb £401
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) £0.17
1 month of gym membership in business district £27
1 package of marlboro cigarettes £9
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 136 prices entered by 15 different people.
Latest price update: October 25, 2020

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