A guide to the cost of living in the UK – particularly London

A guide to the cost of living in the UK – particularly London

Generally, you should prepare yourself (and save accordingly) for the following costs while in London:

Average Cost of Accommodation in London

Flat-Share Rental per monthOne Bedroom Flat Rental per month
East London£290 - £390 (single), £430 - £600 (double)East London£650 - £750
West London£280 - £430 (single), £459 - £690 (double)West London£700 - £800
South London£280 - £500 (single), £350 - £650 (double)South London£600 - £700
North London£300 -£400 (single), £430 - £550 (double)North London£650 - £750

UK cost of Food & Drink

Average weekly grocery bill (including food, basic laundry and toiletry items for 2 people)£60
Average pub meal£6 - £10
Average restaurant meal£12 - £20
Pint of beer£2.50 - £3
Average bottle of wine£10
Average meal for two in mid-priced restaurant£40

UK cost of Transportation

Weekly Zone 1-6 Travelcard£41
Monthly Zone 1-2 Travelcard£86
Train trip to Edinburgh£110 (standard single)
Train trip to Cambridge / Brighton£17 - £20 (single)
Avg mid-sized car rental for a weekend£70
Return budget flight to Spain£120 - £150 (budget carrier)
Eurostar return ticket to Paris£125 (standard class)
Return flight to Ireland£50 - £60 (budget carrier)

UK cost of Entertainment

Movie£7-£10
West End Theatre£25+
Club/Pub Entry£5 - £20
Live music/concerts£10+
Chart CDs£8 - £12
New release DVD rental£3.50
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