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Living in London – Cost of Living

You are now living in London and are still working out how to use pounds instead dollars when ordering a Big Mac and wondering whether it’s cheaper here or in the US. London is not a cheap city in contrast and living there you will realise that your biggest expenditure is your new London apartment.

Food prices vary depending on where you buy for example a week’s groceries will cost you about £40. A MacDonald’s meal is around £4; a restaurant meal could cost you £15+ and a pub lunch £8-15. The same goes for drinks and entertainment where a pint at the pub can cost you around £3.50 and buying at the off-licence at six pack of lager you could spend between £5-£6; supermarket wine goes for about £6. So it’s best to consider your options on where to buy when doing your shopping.