Cost of living in Leicester, United Kingdom

Summary of cost of living in Leicester

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: £2,532
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: £1,211
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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List of prices in Leicester, United Kingdom. Current as of Aug 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district £9
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) £5.90
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast £3.09
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk £1.01
12 eggs, large £2.24
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes £1.58
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese £3.78
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples £1.54
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes £0.76
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket £1.85
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality £7
2 liters of coca-cola £1.76
Bread for 2 people for 1 day £1.03
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area £791
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area £692
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat £118
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area £730
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area £535
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio £112
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) £21
40” flat screen tv £346
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) £99
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) £8
Hourly rate for cleaning help £8
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) £61
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) £36
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) £67
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes £61
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new £18,374
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas £1.21
Monthly ticket public transport £50
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) £11
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) £3.61
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) £8
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) £45
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) £3.39
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) £1.80
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) £3.59
4 rolls of toilet paper £1.33
Tube of toothpaste £1.76
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city £9
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub £22
2 tickets to the movies £16
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) £65
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert £50
1 cocktail drink in downtown club £10
Cappuccino in expat area of the city £3.42
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) £3.03
Ipad wi-fi 128gb £365
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) £0.08
1 month of gym membership in business district £28
1 package of marlboro cigarettes £10
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 152 prices entered by 20 different people.
Latest price update: August 09, 2020

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