United Kingdom Cost of living

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Cost of living

3% more expensive than France

You would need around €1,426.16 (£1,237.86) in United Kingdom to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with €1,384.63 in France (assuming you rent a place to live in both cities). This assumes net earnings (after income tax).


Source: Numbeo

Restaurants

12% more expensive than in France

If you eat out 4x a week in an inexpensive, and 1x a week in a mid-range restaurant you will pay €24.51 more in United Kingdom (€170.51) than in France (€146.00).

France
United Kingdom
Difference
Meal (inexpensive restaurant)
€12.00
(£10.41)
€13.82
(£12.00)
+15%
Meal (2 people, mid-range, three-course)
€49.00
(£42.53)
€57.60
(£50.00)
+18%
McMeal at McDonalds
€8.00
(£6.94)
€5.76
(£5.00)
-28%

Groceries

17% less expensive than in France

For monthly supply of groceries worth €230.77 in France you will pay €39.23 less in United Kingdom (€191.54). If you are an average smoker (1 pack per day), you'll spend €101.07 more on cigarettes each month than in France.

France
United Kingdom
Difference
Milk (1 liter)
€3.55
(£3.08)
€3.83
(£3.33)
+9%
Bread loaf (500 grams)
€1.17
(£1.01)
€0.97
(£0.85)
-15%
Rice (1 kilogram)
€0.75
(£0.65)
€0.66
(£0.58)
-11%
Eggs (12-pack)
€2.68
(£2.32)
€2.23
(£1.94)
-16%
Cheese (1 kilogram)
€5.99
(£5.19)
€2.99
(£2.60)
-50%
Chicken breasts (1 kilogram)
€4.65
(£4.03)
€3.20
(£2.78)
-31%
Beef round (1 kilogram)
€7.37
(£6.39)
€4.19
(£3.64)
-43%
Apples (1 kilogram)
€1.03
(£0.89)
€0.95
(£0.83)
-7%
Banana (1 kilogram)
€0.85
(£0.73)
€0.50
(£0.44)
-40%
Oranges (1 kilogram)
€0.98
(£0.85)
€0.91
(£0.79)
-7%
Tomato (1 kilogram)
€1.05
(£0.91)
€0.94
(£0.82)
-10%
Potato (1 kilogram)
€0.64
(£0.55)
€0.59
(£0.52)
-6%
Onion (1 kilogram)
€0.76
(£0.65)
€0.48
(£0.42)
-36%
Lettuce (1 head)
€1.05
(£0.91)
€0.81
(£0.71)
-22%
Drinks
Cappuccino
€2.62
(£2.27)
€2.91
(£2.53)
+11%
Coca-Cola/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)
€2.35
(£2.03)
€1.32
(£1.15)
-43%
Water bottle (1.5 liter bottle)
€0.65
(£0.56)
€1.08
(£0.94)
+68%
Wine (bottle, mid-range)
€5.00
(£4.33)
€8.06
(£7.00)
+62%
Beer (0.5 liter bottle)
€1.60
(£1.38)
€1.72
(£1.50)
+9%
Other
Cigarettes (pack, Marlboro)
€7.00
(£6.07)
€10.36
(£9.00)
+48%

Transportation

The same cost as in France

While using public transportation in United Kingdom using the monthly pass you'll end up paying €7.22 more than in France. However, if you will be driving a car 32 km on average each work-day, each month you'll spend €0.28 more on gasoline than in France.

France
United Kingdom
Difference
One-way ticket (local transportation)
€1.60
(£1.38)
€2.76
(£2.40)
+74%
Monthly pass (local transportation)
€61.90
(£53.72)
€69.12
(£60.00)
+12%
Taxi (start)
€5.00
(£4.33)
€3.45
(£3.00)
-31%
Taxi (1 kilometer)
€2.57
(£2.23)
€3.14
(£2.73)
+23%
Taxi (1 hour wait)
€30.00
(£26.03)
€23.04
(£20.00)
-23%
Gasoline (1 liter)
€4.73
(£4.10)
€4.74
(£4.12)
+1%

Entertainment & shopping

19% less expensive than in France
France
United Kingdom
Difference
Gym membership (monthly)
€39.59
(£34.36)
€37.80
(£32.81)
-5%
Cinema ticket
€10.00
(£8.67)
€10.94
(£9.50)
+10%
Shopping
Jeans
€82.14
(£71.29)
€64.84
(£56.28)
-21%
Summer dress (chain store)
€37.57
(£32.60)
€34.09
(£29.59)
-9%
Nike running shoes
€83.53
(£72.50)
€68.30
(£59.29)
-18%
Men leather business shoes
€103.52
(£89.85)
€71.41
(£61.99)
-31%

Accommodation

24% higher rent than in France

To buy an 85m2 apartment in United Kingdom city centre you will need €356,354.17 which is €57,584.78 less than in France (€413,938.95), however to buy one outside of the city centre you will need €263,017.18 which is €3,869.18 more than in France (€259,148.00).

Rent (per month)
France
United Kingdom
Difference
Apartment (1 bedroom) in city centre
€683.90
(£593.60)
€847.39
(£735.51)
+24%
Apartment (1 bedroom) outside of centre
€528.02
(£458.30)
€695.06
(£603.29)
+32%
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in city centre
€1,163.10
(£1,009.53)
€1,423.24
(£1,235.33)
+22%
Apartment (3 bedrooms) outside of centre
€888.70
(£771.36)
€1,094.16
(£949.70)
+23%
Buy
Apartment in city centre (price per m2)
€452.42
(£392.68)
€389.48
(£338.06)
-14%
Apartment outside of centre (price per m2)
€283.24
(£245.84)
€287.46
(£249.51)
+1%

Utilities

8% less expensive than in France
France
United Kingdom
Difference
Mobile call per minute (prepaid)
€0.18
(£0.15)
€0.16
(£0.14)
-7%
Internet (monthly)
€26.64
(£23.12)
€24.50
(£21.27)
-8%

Salary

17% higher than in France
France
United Kingdom
Difference
Salary (net after tax)
€1,564.12
(£1,357.60)
€1,822.77
(£1,582.11)
+17%
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