Cost of living in Oxford, United Kingdom

Summary of cost of living in Oxford

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: £3,715
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: £2,177
  • Cost of living in Oxford is more expensive than in 74% of cities in Western Europe (14 out of 50)
  • Cost of living in Oxford is more expensive than in 81% of cities in the World (40 out of 200)

List of prices in Oxford, United Kingdom. Current as of Feb 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district £12
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) £5.81
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast £3.14
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk £0.89
12 eggs, large £2.71
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes £1.72
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese £3.53
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples £2.05
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes £1.30
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket £1.85
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality £8
2 liters of coca-cola £1.61
Bread for 2 people for 1 day £0.90
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area £1,827
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area £1,421
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat £125
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area £1,148
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area £929
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio £72
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) £22
40” flat screen tv £376
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) £58
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) £7
Hourly rate for cleaning help £13
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) £68
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) £33
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) £63
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes £77
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new £21,931
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas £1.25
Monthly ticket public transport £55
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) £24
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) £3.31
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) £8
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) £103
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) £4.10
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) £1.62
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) £2.80
4 rolls of toilet paper £2.06
Tube of toothpaste £1.82
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city £15
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub £37
2 tickets to the movies £22
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) £87
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert £56
1 cocktail drink in downtown club £8
Cappuccino in expat area of the city £2.78
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) £4.49
Ipad wi-fi 128gb £420
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) £0.17
1 month of gym membership in business district £40
1 package of marlboro cigarettes £10
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 57 prices entered by 7 different people.
Latest price update: February 25, 2021

Oxford position in our World Ranking

the world
40th
out of 200
western europe
14th
out of 50
uk
2nd
out of 5

Cheapest and most expensive products in Oxford compared to other cities:

western europe
2nd
western europe
2nd
western europe
2nd
western europe
4th
western europe
4th

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