Cost of living in Southend-on-Sea, 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) £4.67
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast £4.94
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk £0.71
12 eggs, large £3.09
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes £2.68
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese £5.49
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples £2.02
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes £0.87
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket £1.80
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality £8
2 liters of Coca-Cola £1.91
Bread for 2 people for 1 day £0.54
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area £1,072
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area £721
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat £158
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area £692
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area £600
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio £120
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) £16
40” flat screen TV £366
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) £55
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) £5.78
Hourly rate for cleaning help £10
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) £50
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) £49
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes £59
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new £22,667
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas £1.25
Monthly ticket public transport £81
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) £11
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) £2.65
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) £8
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) £64
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) £2.65
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) £1.48
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) £2.30
4 rolls of toilet paper £1.62
Tube of toothpaste £1.42
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city £12
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub £20
2 tickets to the movies £21
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) £105
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 £6
Cappuccino in expat area of the city £2.60
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) £3.49
iPad Air 2, 64GB £320
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) £0.21
1 month of gym membership in business district £40
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes £9
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 101 prices entered by 5 different people.
Latest price update: October 16, 2017.

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