Travel budget in England

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England (United Kingdom): sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in England for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 71 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 13 per person
  • $ 14 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1730* (1232 £)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 108 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 37 per person
  • $ 26 per person
  • $ 14 per person

Total budget:

$ 3626* (2562 £)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 133 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 64 per person
  • $ 49 per person
  • $ 28 per person

Total budget:

$ 5770* (4074 £)

* 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 in 2020

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

On average, the cost of living in England in 2020 is essentially the same as in the United States (USA)

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

Cost of living in England by city

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

Cities /England (United Kingdom) View Details
Jersey 31% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Jersey
London 30% moreTravel budget and cost of living in London
Oxford 19% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Oxford
Bath 16% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Bath
Brighton 11% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Brighton
Swindon 11% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Swindon
Plymouth 2% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Plymouth
Manchester 3% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Manchester
Liverpool 4% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Liverpool

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Local prices in England by expense type

England (United Kingdom): Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in England costs 4% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 17/person
($ 14 to $ 29)

5% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 33/person
($ 23 to $ 44)

18% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 7.6/person
($ 6.9 to $ 9.8)

4% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Local beer
Local beer
$ 5.1 for 500ml
($ 4.2 to $ 6.3)

8% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.8
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.5 for 330ml
($ 1.4 to $ 4.2)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.8/cup
($ 2.7 to $ 4.3)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.8/can
($ 1.1 to $ 2.7)

8% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.3/bottle
($ 0.8 to $ 2.2)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

England (United Kingdom): Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in England costs 17% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 97/night
($ 93 to $ 103)

10% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 108
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 100/night
($ 71 to $ 138)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 116/night
($ 81 to $ 174)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 181
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 150/night
($ 106 to $ 217)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 262/night
($ 201 to $ 357)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 508
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 78/month
($ 64 to $ 98)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 263/month
($ 146 to $ 459)

55% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 170
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 158/month
($ 112 to $ 229)

5% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 168
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 115/month
($ 83 to $ 162)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 224
Family room
Family room
$ 214/month
($ 131 to $ 335)

22% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 176

England (United Kingdom): Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in England costs 29% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.3/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 1.6)

44% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.4/500g
($ 0.8 to $ 1.9)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.3/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 2.7)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.2
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.6/12 eggs
($ 1.7 to $ 3.5)

6% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 7.6/kg
($ 4.2 to $ 13)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 7.9/kg
($ 5.6 to $ 12)

13% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.2
Apples
Apples
$ 2.5/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 3.8)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.8
Oranges
Oranges
$ 2.4/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 3.5)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2.4/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 4.2)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.7/kg
($ 1 to $ 2.7)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 1.1/salad
($ 0.7 to $ 1.4)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.3
($ 0.7 to $ 2.2)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 10.3/kg
($ 7 to $ 17)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

England (United Kingdom): Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in England is 36% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 3.5/ticket
($ 2.6 to $ 4.7)

46% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 85/month
($ 69 to $ 122)

12% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 2.6/km
($ 1.4 to $ 4.2)

43% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.8/litre
($ 1.7 to $ 1.9)

130% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 4.2
($ 3.5 to $ 5.6)

12% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8
Car hire
Car hire
$ 29/24hrs
($ 11 to $ 109)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

England (United Kingdom): Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in England costs 11% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 205/month
($ 109 to $ 351)

25% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 164
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.5)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 44/month
($ 29 to $ 57)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 69
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 1013/month
($ 701 to $ 1610)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1396
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 817/month
($ 561 to $ 1260)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1113
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1709/month
($ 1051 to $ 2799)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2249
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 1309/month
($ 841 to $ 2100)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1767
Gym
Gym
$ 41/month
($ 28 to $ 64)

3% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 1234/month
($ 630 to $ 1820)

27% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 974
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 18371/yr
($ 9795 to $ 27982)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17212

England (United Kingdom): Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in England is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 14/ticket
($ 9.8 to $ 17)

9% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 14/hr
($ 7 to $ 23)

13% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

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

On average, shopping budget in England is 29% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 14/pack
($ 13 to $ 17)

74% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 81
($ 49 to $ 113)

72% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 41
($ 29 to $ 57)

6% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 87
($ 57 to $ 113)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 81
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 87
($ 57 to $ 127)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 102

Plane ticket budget

Los Angeles → Manchester
Los Angeles  → Manchester
Los Angeles  → Manchester
$ 781
(fair price: $ 0)
New York City → Manchester
New York City → Manchester
New York City → Manchester
$ 866
(fair price: $ 0)
Toronto (Ontario) → London
Toronto (Ontario) → London
Toronto (Ontario) → London
$ 612
(fair price: $ 559)
Montreal → London
Montreal → London
Montreal → London
$ 703
(fair price: $ 612)
Toronto (Ontario) → Manchester
Toronto (Ontario) → Manchester
Toronto (Ontario) → Manchester
$ 723
(fair price: $ 0)
Perth → Manchester
Perth → Manchester
Perth → Manchester
$ 1293
(fair price: $ 0)
Sydney → Manchester
Sydney → Manchester
Sydney → Manchester
$ 1277
(fair price: $ 0)
Auckland → London
Auckland → London
Auckland → London
$ 1259
(fair price: $ 1106)
Sydney → London
Sydney → London
Sydney → London
$ 1097
(fair price: $ 927)
Perth → London
Perth → London
Perth → London
$ 1174
(fair price: $ 999)
Melbourne → Manchester
Melbourne → Manchester
Melbourne → Manchester
$ 1292
(fair price: $ 0)
Melbourne → London
Melbourne → London
Melbourne → London
$ 1063
(fair price: $ 919)
Auckland → Manchester
Auckland → Manchester
Auckland → Manchester
$ 1399
(fair price: $ 0)
Manchester → London
Manchester → London
Manchester → London
$ 170
(fair price: $ 134)
Edinburgh → London
Edinburgh → London
Edinburgh → London
$ 171
(fair price: $ 101)
London → Manchester
London → Manchester
London → Manchester
$ 158
(fair price: $ 0)
Los Angeles → London
Los Angeles  → London
Los Angeles  → London
$ 769
(fair price: $ 597)
Edinburgh → Manchester
Edinburgh → Manchester
Edinburgh → Manchester
$ 139
(fair price: $ 0)
Montreal → Manchester
Montreal → Manchester
Montreal → Manchester
$ 934
(fair price: $ 0)
New York City → London
New York City → London
New York City → London
$ 645
(fair price: $ 504)
Dublin → London
Dublin → London
Dublin → London
$ 96
(fair price: $ 69)

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About the information on the cost of living in England

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

Information about cost of living in England updated on 21-01-2020.

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