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Teach in the UK • 2 Min read

5th December 2019

How much is a week’s grocery shop in England?

In England, the cost of living is lower than that of many other countries. For example, the cost of groceries is 22.85% lower in the UK than in the USA. However, the cost of living is generally higher in the UK than in South Africa – don’t let this put you off though, because on average, people in the UK have more purchasing power to make up for the higher cost of living.

How much does it cost to live in the UK?

Here is a breakdown of the cost of living in the UK vs. South Africa:

  • Consumer Prices in United Kingdom are 59.79% higher than in South Africa
  • Consumer Prices Including Rent in United Kingdom are 65.85% higher than in South Africa
  • Rent Prices in United Kingdom are 82.88% higher than in South Africa 
  • Restaurant Prices in United Kingdom are 85.38% higher than in South Africa
  • Groceries Prices in United Kingdom are 57.01% higher than in South Africa
  • Local Purchasing Power in United Kingdom is 23.46% higher than in South Africa

How much does a week’s grocery shop cost in England?

The average cost of a weekly grocery shop in England is £80-£100, depending where you live in the country. This is the cost for two people including food, toiletries, and laundry items.

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