Cost of Living in Cardiff

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1551
$3937
🛋️ Without rent
$644
$2246
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$907
$1691
🍽️ Food
$424
$1102
🚐 Transport
$97.1
$259
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2351
😀 Quality of life
86
🏙️ Population
361K

The average cost of living in Cardiff is $1551, which is in the top 28% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 2558th out of 9294 in our global list, 66th out of 277 in the United Kingdom, and 2nd out of 12 in Wales.

The median after-tax salary is $2351, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.5 months. Ranked 192nd (TOP 2%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 28th best city to live in the United Kingdom, and 1st most liveable city in Wales. With an estimated population of 361K, Cardiff is the 12th largest city in the United Kingdom.

✈️ Closest airport 15 km Cardiff International Airport
😷 Air quality Excellent 8.6 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 195 Cardiff University
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Prices in Cardiff

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$17
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$72.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.26
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.3
 Cappuccino
$3.47
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.97
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$825
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$683
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2078
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1236
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$164
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$254
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$32.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.99%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2999
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2698
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.42
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$64.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$14.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.85
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.21
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.15
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.89
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.38
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.94
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.16
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.3
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.87
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.35
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.06
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.99
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.31
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.67
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.35
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.48
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.12
🚬 Cigarette pack
$15.1
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.16
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.24
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.24
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.26
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$32
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.09
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$92.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$66.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$81.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1121
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$19496

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