Cost of living in Swansea, United Kingdom

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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) £5.40
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast £3.38
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk £0.76
12 eggs, large £2.15
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes £1.79
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese £3.92
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples £1.70
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes £0.96
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket £1.48
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality £7
2 liters of Coca-Cola £1.65
Bread for 2 people for 1 day £0.69
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area £1,112
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area £1,115
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat £163
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area £863
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area £456
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio £70
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) £16
40” flat screen TV £367
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) £78
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) £5.41
Hourly rate for cleaning help £9
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) £63
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) £33
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) £67
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes £50
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new £18,857
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas £1.18
Monthly ticket public transport £55
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) £3.23
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) £100
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) £3.68
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) £1.17
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) £2.77
4 rolls of toilet paper £1.64
Tube of toothpaste £1.29
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city £9
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub £19
2 tickets to the movies £14
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) £59
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert £49
1 cocktail drink in downtown club £5.66
Cappuccino in expat area of the city £2.83
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) £3.08
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) £0.11
1 month of gym membership in business district £30
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes £8
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 167 prices entered by 13 different people.
Latest price update: November 15, 2018.

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