Cost of Living in Manchester, ENG

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1764
$4580
🛋️ Without rent
$736
$2472
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$1028
$2108
🍽️ Food
$430
$1116
🚐 Transport
$157
$409
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2682
😀 Quality of life
91
🏙️ Population
548K

The average cost of living in Manchester is $1764, which is in the top 22% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 2066th out of 9294 in our global list, 27th out of 277 in the United Kingdom, and 23rd out of 231 in England.

The median after-tax salary is $2682, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.5 months. Ranked 75th (TOP 0.8%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 10th best city to live in the United Kingdom, and 8th most liveable city in England. With an estimated population of 548K, Manchester is the 6th largest city in the United Kingdom.

✈️ Closest airport 13 km Manchester Airport
😷 Air quality Excellent 9.1 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 60 University of Manchester
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Prices in Manchester

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$14.5
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$53.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.71
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.01
 Cappuccino
$3.94
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.13
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1008
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$787
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1764
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1837
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$166
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$255
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$31.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.79%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4874
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3055
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.39
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$105
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$2.05
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.28
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.3
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.71
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.22
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.51
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.92
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.91
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.63
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.66
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.37
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.01
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.21
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.49
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.96
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.91
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.72
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.56
🚬 Cigarette pack
$12.5
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.35
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.27
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.17
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.64
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$32.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$9.72
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$123
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$77.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$80
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1237
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$13786

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