Travel budget and cost of living in England (United Kingdom) how much does a trip cost?

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Travel budget in England (United Kingdom)

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England (United Kingdom): sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in England (United Kingdom) for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 55 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 14 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1465* (1064 £)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 103 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 35 per person
  • $ 25 per person
  • $ 14 per person

Total budget:

$ 3492* (2506 £)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 130 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 63 per person
  • $ 47 per person
  • $ 28 per person

Total budget:

$ 5640* (4060 £)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).


Cost of living in England (United Kingdom) in 2019

Cost of living: England (United Kingdom) VS United States

On average, the cost of living in England (United Kingdom) in 2019 is 2% higher than in United States.

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in England (United Kingdom) in 2019 and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in England (United Kingdom) by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in England (United Kingdom) compared to the national average.

Cities /England (United Kingdom) View Details
London 33% moreTravel budget and cost of living in London
Jersey 16% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Jersey
Oxford 13% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Oxford
Brighton 9% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Brighton
Swindon 10% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Swindon
Bath 9% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Bath
Plymouth 0% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Plymouth
Manchester 2% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Manchester
Liverpool 8% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Liverpool

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Local prices in England (United Kingdom) by expense type

Restaurant budget in England (United Kingdom)

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in England (United Kingdom) is essentially the same as in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 17/person
($ 12 to $ 29)

14% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 33/person
($ 22 to $ 44)

15% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 6.9/person
($ 6.5 to $ 9.1)

5% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.4
Local beer
Local beer
$ 4.9 for 500ml
($ 3.8 to $ 6.3)

16% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.5 for 330ml
($ 1.4 to $ 4.2)

16% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.6/cup
($ 2.7 to $ 4.2)

14% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.7/can
($ 1.1 to $ 2.7)

10% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Bouteille d'eau
Bouteille d'eau
$ 1.2/bottle
($ 0.7 to $ 2.2)

18% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in England (United Kingdom)

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in England (United Kingdom) costs 25% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 81/night
($ 46 to $ 144)

24% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 93/night
($ 41 to $ 432)

23% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 120
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 113/night
($ 39 to $ 2114)

35% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 175
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 146/night
($ 52 to $ 2237)

42% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 256
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 242/night
($ 95 to $ 2829)

51% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 500
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 76/month
($ 34 to $ 241)

40% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 127
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 234/month
($ 58 to $ 3615)

45% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 162
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 155/month
($ 54 to $ 1064)

7% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Gîte ou maison d'hôte
Gîte ou maison d'hôte
$ 110/month
($ 46 to $ 1041)

47% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 210

Supermarket food budget in England (United Kingdom)

On average, the price of supermarket food in England (United Kingdom) costs 27% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1.3/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 1.6)

44% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.3/500g
($ 0.8 to $ 1.8)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 1.8/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 2.7)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.6/12 eggs
($ 1.7 to $ 3.5)

6% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 7.5/kg
($ 4.2 to $ 12)

33% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 7.9/kg
($ 5.6 to $ 12)

11% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 2.5/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 3.6)

45% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.6
Oranges
Oranges
$ 2.3/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 3.5)

45% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2.4/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 4.2)

43% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.6/kg
($ 1 to $ 2.7)

39% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.6
Salad
Salad
$ 1.1/salad
($ 0.7 to $ 1.4)

36% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Bouteille d'eau
Bouteille d'eau
$ 1.3
($ 0.7 to $ 2.2)

28% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 10.4/kg
($ 6.9 to $ 17)

14% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in England (United Kingdom)

On average, the price of transport in England (United Kingdom) is 37% more expensive than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 3.3/ticket
($ 2.5 to $ 4.2)

42% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 85/month
($ 69 to $ 127)

12% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 2.5/km
($ 1.4 to $ 4.2)

44% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.8/litre
($ 1.7 to $ 1.8)

131% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 4.2
($ 3.5 to $ 6.3)

22% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.4
Car hire
Car hire
$ 29/24hrs
($ 15 to $ 90)

27% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in England (United Kingdom)

On average, the cost of housing in England (United Kingdom) is essentially the same as in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 200/month
($ 108 to $ 351)

24% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 162
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.5)

56% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 44/month
($ 29 to $ 57)

37% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 1005/month
($ 700 to $ 1677)

25% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1342
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 800/month
($ 560 to $ 1258)

23% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1050
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1665/month
($ 979 to $ 2794)

23% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2180
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 1290/month
($ 839 to $ 2096)

24% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1697
Gym
Gym
$ 42/month
($ 28 to $ 70)

7% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 1204/month
($ 629 to $ 1677)

30% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 929
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 17863/yr
($ 11175 to $ 27934)

2% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18274

Leisure activity budget in England (United Kingdom)

On average, budget for leisure activities in England (United Kingdom) is essentially the same as in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 14/ticket
($ 10.5 to $ 17)

10% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 14/hr
($ 6.9 to $ 22)

15% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in England (United Kingdom)

On average, shopping budget in England (United Kingdom) is 32% more expensive than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 14/pack
($ 12 to $ 16)

89% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.4
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 81
($ 49 to $ 113)

70% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Robe d'été
Robe d'été
$ 41
($ 29 to $ 57)

9% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 85
($ 57 to $ 113)

7% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 79
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 85
($ 57 to $ 127)

15% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 101

Plane ticket budget

Toronto (Ontario) → London
Toronto (Ontario) → London
Toronto (Ontario) → London
$ 628
(fair price: $ 567)
New York City → London
New York City → London
New York City → London
$ 542
(fair price: $ 498)
Dublin → London
Dublin → London
Dublin → London
$ 67
(fair price: $ 66)
Los Angeles → London
Los Angeles  → London
Los Angeles  → London
$ 652
(fair price: $ 603)
Edinburgh → London
Edinburgh → London
Edinburgh → London
$ 97
(fair price: $ 79)
Manchester → London
Manchester → London
Manchester → London
$ 188
(fair price: $ 151)

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About the information on the cost of living in England (United Kingdom)

The information about the cost of living in England (United Kingdom) shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including : Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in England (United Kingdom) updated on 20-03-2019.

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