United Kingdom Cost of living

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Cost of living

The same cost as in France

You would need around €1,266.52 (£1,127.09) in United Kingdom to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with €1,266.52 in France (assuming you rent a place to live in both cities). This assumes net earnings (after income tax).


Source: Numbeo

Restaurants

9% 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 €9.53 more in United Kingdom (€82.03) than in France (€72.50).

France
United Kingdom
Difference
Meal (inexpensive restaurant)
€12.00
(£10.67)
€13.48
(£12.00)
+12%
Meal (2 people, mid-range, three-course)
€49.00
(£43.60)
€56.18
(£50.00)
+15%
McMeal at McDonalds
€8.00
(£7.11)
€5.61
(£5.00)
-30%

Groceries

19% less expensive than in France

For monthly supply of groceries worth €211.08 in France you will pay €40.10 less in United Kingdom (€170.98). If you are an average smoker (1 pack per day), you'll spend €93.39 more on cigarettes each month than in France.

France
United Kingdom
Difference
Milk (1 liter)
€0.94
(£0.83)
€0.98
(£0.88)
+6%
Bread loaf (500 grams)
€1.29
(£1.14)
€1.05
(£0.94)
-18%
Rice (1 kilogram)
€1.66
(£1.47)
€1.43
(£1.28)
-13%
Eggs (12-pack)
€2.68
(£2.38)
€2.17
(£1.94)
-18%
Cheese (1 kilogram)
€13.21
(£11.75)
€6.46
(£5.75)
-51%
Chicken breasts (1 kilogram)
€10.26
(£9.13)
€6.88
(£6.13)
-33%
Beef round (1 kilogram)
€16.25
(£14.46)
€9.02
(£8.03)
-44%
Apples (1 kilogram)
€2.28
(£2.02)
€2.06
(£1.84)
-9%
Banana (1 kilogram)
€1.88
(£1.67)
€1.10
(£0.98)
-41%
Oranges (1 kilogram)
€2.17
(£1.93)
€1.96
(£1.75)
-9%
Tomato (1 kilogram)
€2.33
(£2.07)
€2.04
(£1.82)
-12%
Potato (1 kilogram)
€1.43
(£1.27)
€1.30
(£1.16)
-9%
Onion (1 kilogram)
€1.69
(£1.50)
€1.05
(£0.94)
-37%
Lettuce (1 head)
€1.05
(£0.93)
€0.79
(£0.71)
-24%
Drinks
Cappuccino
€2.62
(£2.33)
€2.84
(£2.53)
+9%
Coca-Cola/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)
€2.35
(£2.09)
€1.29
(£1.15)
-45%
Water bottle (1.5 liter bottle)
€0.65
(£0.57)
€1.05
(£0.94)
+65%
Wine (bottle, mid-range)
€5.00
(£4.44)
€7.86
(£7.00)
+58%
Beer (0.5 liter bottle)
€1.60
(£1.42)
€1.68
(£1.50)
+6%
Other
Cigarettes (pack, Marlboro)
€7.00
(£6.22)
€10.11
(£9.00)
+45%

Transportation

2% less expensive than in France

While using public transportation in United Kingdom using the monthly pass you'll end up paying €5.52 more than in France. However, if you will be driving a car 32 km on average each work-day, each month you'll spend €1.30 less on gasoline than in France.

France
United Kingdom
Difference
One-way ticket (local transportation)
€1.60
(£1.42)
€2.69
(£2.40)
+69%
Monthly pass (local transportation)
€61.90
(£55.08)
€67.42
(£60.00)
+9%
Taxi (start)
€5.00
(£4.44)
€3.37
(£3.00)
-32%
Taxi (1 kilometer)
€1.60
(£1.42)
€1.91
(£1.70)
+20%
Taxi (1 hour wait)
€30.00
(£26.69)
€22.47
(£20.00)
-25%
Gasoline (1 liter)
€1.25
(£1.11)
€1.22
(£1.09)
-2%

Entertainment & shopping

21% less expensive than in France
France
United Kingdom
Difference
Gym membership (monthly)
€39.59
(£35.23)
€36.86
(£32.81)
-7%
Cinema ticket
€10.00
(£8.89)
€10.67
(£9.50)
+7%
Shopping
Jeans
€82.14
(£73.09)
€63.24
(£56.28)
-23%
Summer dress (chain store)
€37.57
(£33.43)
€33.25
(£29.59)
-11%
Nike running shoes
€83.53
(£74.33)
€66.62
(£59.29)
-20%
Men leather business shoes
€103.52
(£92.12)
€69.65
(£61.99)
-33%

Accommodation

21% higher rent than in France

To buy an 85m2 apartment in United Kingdom city centre you will need €347,564.82 which is €66,374.13 less than in France (€413,938.95), however to buy one outside of the city centre you will need €256,529.96 which is €2,618.04 less than in France (€259,148.00).

Rent (per month)
France
United Kingdom
Difference
Apartment (1 bedroom) in city centre
€683.90
(£608.61)
€826.49
(£735.51)
+21%
Apartment (1 bedroom) outside of centre
€528.02
(£469.89)
€677.91
(£603.29)
+28%
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in city centre
€1,163.10
(£1,035.06)
€1,388.14
(£1,235.33)
+19%
Apartment (3 bedrooms) outside of centre
€888.70
(£790.86)
€1,067.17
(£949.70)
+20%
Buy
Apartment in city centre (price per m2)
€4,869.87
(£4,333.78)
€4,088.99
(£3,638.87)
-16%
Apartment outside of centre (price per m2)
€3,048.80
(£2,713.17)
€3,017.99
(£2,685.77)
-1%

Utilities

10% less expensive than in France
France
United Kingdom
Difference
Mobile call per minute (prepaid)
€0.18
(£0.16)
€0.15
(£0.14)
-12%
Internet (monthly)
€26.64
(£23.70)
€23.90
(£21.27)
-10%

Salary

14% higher than in France
France
United Kingdom
Difference
Salary (net after tax)
€1,564.12
(£1,391.93)
€1,777.81
(£1,582.11)
+14%
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