Greece vs United Kingdom - Cost of Living Comparison

Greece United Kingdom
🚶 Cost of living one person
$919
$1804
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2236
$4398
🏠 One person rent
$427
$1069
🏘️ Family rent
$736
$1906
🍽️ Food expenses
$337
$426
🚐 Transport expenses
$59.7
$164
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$789
$2896
💸 GDP per capita
$17647
$41059
😃 Human freedom index
7.86
8.75
❤️ Life expectancy
81.1
80.9
👮 Corruption perceptions index
49
78
🌐 English speaking %
51%
98.3%
🎓 Higher education
87
100
😀 Quality of life
61
84
🏙️ Population
10.8M
66M

The average cost of living in Greece ($919) is 49% less expensive than in the United Kingdom ($1804). Greece ranked 74th vs 16th for the United Kingdom in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.9 months in Greece compared to 1.6 months in the United Kingdom. Ranked 56th and 6th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Greece vs the United Kingdom

We calculate prices for Greece and the United Kingdom as a population-weighted mean of 50 and 277 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Greece United Kingdom
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$10.9
$16.4
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$40.3
$61
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.33
$7.35
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.87
$5.22
 Cappuccino
$3.16
$3.56
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.82
$1.79
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$355
$1107
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$273
$843
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$652
$2116
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$514
$1547
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$106
$136
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$163
$209
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$31.8
$36.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.35%
3.05%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2496
$7237
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2001
$4450
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.24
$3.3
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$35.3
$92.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$11.6
$17.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$2.17
$1.93
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.27
$1.15
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.95
$1.25
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.88
$1.65
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.24
$2.7
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.59
$7.71
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.29
$7.18
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.69
$11.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.72
$2.36
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.76
$1.44
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.17
$2.14
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.55
$2.53
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.95
$1.34
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.88
$1.29
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.52
$0.84
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.13
$2.43
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.41
$9.12
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.38
$2.29
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.68
$14.3
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.27
$5.3
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.01
$4.6
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.93
$2.44
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.73
$2.09
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$36.5
$40.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$7.94
$12.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$35.6
$102
💇 Haircut, simple
$9.09
$14.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$75.8
$76.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$74.9
$81.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$337
$1266
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6225
$16823

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Cities Comparison in Greece vs the United Kingdom

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Greece

City Cost of living Population
Athens
$1059
664K
Crete
$869
623K
Thessaloniki
$961
315K
Piraeus
$1086
164K
Patras
$822
167K
Larissa
$850
145K
Peristeri
$973
140K
Heraklion
$851
141K
Glyfada
$1267
87.3K
Kallithea
$889
101K
Kifissia
$1182
47.3K
Volos
$917
86K
Nea Smyrni
$991
73.1K
Nikaia
$888
89.4K
Nea Ionia
$889
67.1K
Komotini
$834
51K
Palaio Faliro
$920
64K
Alexandroupoli
$769
57.8K
Kalamata
$808
53K
Serres
$885
58.3K
Rhodes
$995
49.5K
Chalcis
$919
59.1K
Xanthi
$783
56.1K
Chania
$972
53.9K
Ioannina
$810
65.6K
Trikala
$713
61.7K
Kavala
$870
54K
Lamia
$819
52K
Kozani
$807
41.1K
Katerini
$794
56K

In the United Kingdom

City Cost of living Population
London
$2759
8.91M
Birmingham
$1627
1.14M
Leeds
$1670
789K
Glasgow
$1533
626K
Bristol
$1799
567K
Manchester
$1764
548K
Leicester
$1421
464K
Solihull
$1464
207K
Edinburgh
$1695
488K
Sheffield
$1424
518K
Coventry
$1521
363K
Liverpool
$1498
513K
Westminster
$2602
255K
Portsmouth
$1387
248K
York
$1597
208K
Bolton
$1167
285K
Cardiff
$1551
361K
Swindon
$1524
222K
Brighton and Hove
$1747
285K
Belfast
$1545
334K
Sunderland
$1321
277K
Peterborough
$1239
194K
Southampton
$1569
271K
Milton Keynes
$1814
207K
Newcastle upon Tyne
$1340
300K
Nottingham
$1401
289K
Ipswich
$1409
290K
Northampton
$1529
212K
Derby
$1359
255K
Stoke-on-Trent
$1251
249K