United Kingdom Cost of living

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Cost of living

1% less expensive than France

You would need around €1,272.99 (£1,142.35) in United Kingdom to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with €1,285.84 in France (assuming you rent a place to live in both cities). This assumes net earnings (after income tax).


Source: Numbeo

Restaurants

8% 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 €8.84 more in United Kingdom (€81.34) than in France (€72.50).

France
United Kingdom
Difference
Meal (inexpensive restaurant)
€12.00
(£10.76)
£12.00
(€13.37)
+12%
Meal (2 people, mid-range, three-course)
€49.00
(£43.97)
£50.00
(€55.71)
+14%
McMeal at McDonalds
€8.00
(£7.17)
£5.00
(€5.57)
-30%

Groceries

20% less expensive than in France

For monthly supply of groceries worth €214.30 in France you will pay €42.86 less in United Kingdom (€171.44). If you are an average smoker (1 pack per day), you'll spend €90.87 more on cigarettes each month than in France.

France
United Kingdom
Difference
Milk (1 liter)
€0.94
(£0.84)
£0.88
(€0.98)
+5%
Bread loaf (500 grams)
€1.29
(£1.15)
£0.94
(€1.04)
-18%
Rice (1 kilogram)
€1.66
(£1.48)
£1.28
(€1.42)
-14%
Eggs (12-pack)
€2.68
(£2.40)
£1.94
(€2.16)
-19%
Cheese (1 kilogram)
€13.21
(£11.85)
£5.75
(€6.40)
-51%
Chicken breasts (1 kilogram)
€10.26
(£9.20)
£6.13
(€6.83)
-33%
Beef round (1 kilogram)
€16.25
(£14.58)
£8.03
(€8.94)
-45%
Apples (1 kilogram)
€2.28
(£2.04)
£1.84
(€2.05)
-10%
Banana (1 kilogram)
€1.88
(£1.68)
£0.98
(€1.09)
-42%
Oranges (1 kilogram)
€2.17
(£1.94)
£1.75
(€1.95)
-10%
Tomato (1 kilogram)
€2.33
(£2.09)
£1.82
(€2.02)
-13%
Potato (1 kilogram)
€1.43
(£1.28)
£1.16
(€1.29)
-9%
Onion (1 kilogram)
€1.69
(£1.51)
£0.94
(€1.04)
-38%
Lettuce (1 head)
€1.05
(£0.94)
£0.71
(€0.79)
-24%
Drinks
Cappuccino
€2.62
(£2.35)
£2.53
(€2.81)
+8%
Coca-Cola/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)
€2.35
(£2.10)
£1.15
(€1.28)
-45%
Water bottle (1.5 liter bottle)
€0.65
(£0.58)
£0.94
(€1.04)
+62%
Wine (bottle, mid-range)
€5.00
(£4.48)
£7.00
(€7.80)
+56%
Beer (0.5 liter bottle)
€1.60
(£1.43)
£1.50
(€1.67)
+5%
Other
Cigarettes (pack, Marlboro)
€7.00
(£6.28)
£9.00
(€10.02)
+43%

Transportation

3% less expensive than in France

While using public transportation in United Kingdom using the monthly pass you'll end up paying €4.96 more than in France. However, if you will be driving a car 32 km on average each work-day, each month you'll spend €1.82 less on gasoline than in France.

France
United Kingdom
Difference
One-way ticket (local transportation)
€1.60
(£1.43)
£2.40
(€2.67)
+68%
Monthly pass (local transportation)
€61.90
(£55.54)
£60.00
(€66.86)
+8%
Taxi (start)
€5.00
(£4.48)
£3.00
(€3.34)
-33%
Taxi (1 kilometer)
€1.60
(£1.43)
£1.70
(€1.89)
+19%
Taxi (1 hour wait)
€30.00
(£26.92)
£20.00
(€22.28)
-26%
Gasoline (1 liter)
€1.25
(£1.12)
£1.09
(€1.21)
-3%

Entertainment & shopping

22% less expensive than in France
France
United Kingdom
Difference
Gym membership (monthly)
€39.59
(£35.52)
£32.81
(€36.56)
-8%
Cinema ticket
€10.00
(£8.97)
£9.50
(€10.58)
+6%
Shopping
Jeans
€82.14
(£73.71)
£56.28
(€62.71)
-24%
Summer dress (chain store)
€37.57
(£33.71)
£29.59
(€32.97)
-12%
Nike running shoes
€83.53
(£74.95)
£59.29
(€66.07)
-21%
Men leather business shoes
€103.52
(£92.89)
£61.99
(€69.07)
-33%

Accommodation

20% higher rent than in France

To buy an 85m2 apartment in United Kingdom city centre you will need €344,674.51 which is €69,264.44 less than in France (€413,938.95), however to buy one outside of the city centre you will need €254,396.68 which is €4,751.32 less than in France (€259,148.00).

Rent (per month)
France
United Kingdom
Difference
Apartment (1 bedroom) in city centre
€683.90
(£613.71)
£735.51
(€819.61)
+20%
Apartment (1 bedroom) outside of centre
€528.02
(£473.83)
£603.29
(€672.27)
+27%
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in city centre
€1,163.10
(£1,043.74)
£1,235.33
(€1,376.59)
+18%
Apartment (3 bedrooms) outside of centre
€888.70
(£797.50)
£949.70
(€1,058.30)
+19%
Buy
Apartment in city centre (price per m2)
€4,869.87
(£4,370.12)
£3,638.87
(€4,054.99)
-17%
Apartment outside of centre (price per m2)
€3,048.80
(£2,735.93)
£2,685.77
(€2,992.90)
-2%

Utilities

11% less expensive than in France
France
United Kingdom
Difference
Mobile call per minute (prepaid)
€0.18
(£0.16)
£0.14
(€0.15)
-12%
Internet (monthly)
€26.64
(£23.90)
£21.27
(€23.70)
-11%

Salary

13% higher than in France
France
United Kingdom
Difference
Salary (net after tax)
€1,564.12
(£1,403.60)
£1,582.11
(€1,763.03)
+13%
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Restless migrant
2 months ago
I strongly suggest to avoid restaurants and ice cream shops located in very city center, especially those belonging to most famous places, like Piazzale Michelangelo, Piazza della Signoria and Ponte Vecchio: poor quality but very expensive. If you want to try something good and typical, i suggest to go to the upper floor restaurants in Mercati Generali in San Lorenzo: adequate price and good quality.
Source: visitflorence.com