Cost of living in Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Summary of cost of living in Southend-on-Sea

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: £3,088
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: £1,641
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List of prices in Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom. Current as of Nov 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) £5.65
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast £4.17
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk £0.73
12 eggs, large £2.75
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes £1.92
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese £5.41
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples £1.89
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes £0.81
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket £2.16
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality £7
2 liters of coca-cola £1.92
Bread for 2 people for 1 day £0.74
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area £1,367
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area £832
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat £164
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area £1,029
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area £915
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio £156
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) £19
40” flat screen tv £340
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) £71
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) £5.36
Hourly rate for cleaning help £10
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) £49
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) £32
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) £54
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes £55
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new £22,837
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas £1.23
Monthly ticket public transport £59
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) £2.90
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) £9
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) £75
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) £2.74
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) £1.35
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) £2.57
4 rolls of toilet paper £1.80
Tube of toothpaste £1.49
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city £11
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub £23
2 tickets to the movies £22
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) £100
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 £8
Cappuccino in expat area of the city £2.65
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) £3.79
Ipad wi-fi 128gb £295
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) £0.20
1 month of gym membership in business district £35
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 27 prices entered by 5 different people.
Latest price update: November 30, 2020

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