Cost of living in Swansea, 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) £5.28
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast £3.50
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk £0.96
12 eggs, large £2.13
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes £1.77
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese £3.47
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples £1.68
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes £1.12
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket £1.61
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality £7
2 liters of Coca-Cola £1.71
Bread for 2 people for 1 day £0.66
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area £872
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area £1,184
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 £1,020
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area £434
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio £113
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) £13
40” flat screen TV £381
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) £80
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) £4.38
Hourly rate for cleaning help £8
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) £68
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes £48
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new £19,714
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas £1.19
Monthly ticket public transport £52
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) £3.25
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) £1.00
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) £100
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) £3.50
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) £1.14
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) £3.35
4 rolls of toilet paper £2.00
Tube of toothpaste £1.33
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city £9
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub £20
2 tickets to the movies £15
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) £63
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert £52
1 cocktail drink in downtown club £5.83
Cappuccino in expat area of the city £2.52
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) £2.97
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) £0.12
1 month of gym membership in business district £29
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 132 prices entered by 12 different people.
Latest price update: February 18, 2018.

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