London Prices

When I was budgeting for my move to London, one of the hardest bits of information to find was a price list of approximately how much general day-to-day items would cost.

It’s hard to set a weekly or monthly spending budget unless you know what you’re up against, so here is a bit of a list that I have combined of general expenses around London…

If there is anything in particular item/service that you want to know about, just ask!

London Prices (approximate, as at November 2013)

Café

  • Coffee £2 – £2.80
  • Sandwich £3
  • Brunch £10
  • Salad £6
  • Muffin £2.50

Pubs

  • Wine £4 for small, £5 for large (the large is very large)
  • Pint of beer £4.50 (inner city), £3.80 (most other places)

 

Supermarket (based on Tesco prices – equivalent of Woolworths)

  • Milk £0.89 (2 pints)
  • Loaf of Bread £1
  • 350g Chicken breast (2-3) £5
  • Large tub of Yoghurt £1.20
  • Muesli £2.50
  • Can of Coke 330ml £0.60

For a full list of groceries and prices, check out http://www.tesco.com/groceries/

Alcohol (bottle shops are referred to as ‘Off Licences’)

1 litre bottle of:

  • Smirnoff £15
  • Southern Comfort £28
  • Bacardi White Rum £15
  • Bombay Sapphire £23
  • Wines £8-10 for good wine
  • Champagne £20+
  • Fosters (12 x 440ml cans) £10
  • Smirnoff Ice (4x275ml bottles) £5.10

Toiletries

  • Shampoo £4
  • Moisturiser £5
  • Toothpaste £2.60
  • Liquid soap & shower gel £1.50
  • St Tropez tan £20
  • Contact lens solution £10
  • Toilet Paper 12 Rolls £5
  • Deodorant spray £2.50

Entertainment

  • Weekly Oyster Card (public transport Zone 1 & 2) £30
  • Movie Ticket £12-£18 (Odeon is an equivalent to Village or Hoyts)
  • Zoo £25
  • Eating out at restaurant (standard main meal & drink) – £20 per person

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