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8 Amazing Places To Live That Are Cheaper Than The UK

The cost of living it up, somewhere else.

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1. Athens for the rent

Average rent for a one-bed apartment in the city centre: £229.56 per month In London: £1,684 per month In Manchester: £712 per monthIn Wolverhampton: £400 per month Forget central London (no seriously, forget it!), renting a place in even the cheapest cities in the UK cost around twice as much as it would in the Greek capital.
Christophe Meneboeuf

Average rent for a one-bed apartment in the city centre: £229.56 per month

In London: £1,684 per month

In Manchester: £712 per month

In Wolverhampton: £400 per month

Forget central London (no seriously, forget it!), renting a place in even the cheapest cities in the UK cost around twice as much as it would in the Greek capital.

2. Moscow for the daily commute

Monthly travelpass: £18.98, taxi: £0.19 per kmIn London: monthly travelpass starts from £130, taxi is £3.30 per kmIn Edinburgh: monthly travelpass is £53, taxi is £1.60 per kmIn Nottingham: monthly travelpass is £48, taxi is £2.24 per kmFor a generally expensive city, Moscow has surprisingly wallet-friendly options to get you from A to Б.
Artem Svetlov

Monthly travelpass: £18.98, taxi: £0.19 per km

In London: monthly travelpass starts from £130, taxi is £3.30 per km

In Edinburgh: monthly travelpass is £53, taxi is £1.60 per km

In Nottingham: monthly travelpass is £48, taxi is £2.24 per km

For a generally expensive city, Moscow has surprisingly wallet-friendly options to get you from A to Б.

3. Guangzhou for eating out

Average cost of a meal for two at a mid-range restaurant: £11.49In London: £51.25In Bristol: £50In Leeds: £40With a reputation of being the ‘food city’ of China, going out for a meal in bustling Guangzhou won’t just hit the spot, it’ll do it for less than a quarter of the average UK price.
Matt@PEK

Average cost of a meal for two at a mid-range restaurant: £11.49

In London: £51.25

In Bristol: £50

In Leeds: £40

With a reputation of being the ‘food city’ of China, going out for a meal in bustling Guangzhou won’t just hit the spot, it’ll do it for less than a quarter of the average UK price.

4. Budapest for grocery shopping

Average weekly supermarket spend: £32.43In London: £58.65In Belfast: £52.65In Plymouth: £48.74 No paycheck-draining weekly shops means more money to spend on the fun stuff in beautiful Budapest.
Alex Proimos

Average weekly supermarket spend: £32.43

In London: £58.65

In Belfast: £52.65

In Plymouth: £48.74

No paycheck-draining weekly shops means more money to spend on the fun stuff in beautiful Budapest.

5. Beijing for beer

A glass of local draught (500ml): £0.57In London: £4.40In Birmingham: £3In Coventry: £2.50 Turns out the capital of China is also the capital of insanely cheap pints. One for the pub enthusiasts.
Mr Bao

A glass of local draught (500ml): £0.57

In London: £4.40

In Birmingham: £3

In Coventry: £2.50

Turns out the capital of China is also the capital of insanely cheap pints. One for the pub enthusiasts.

6. Zagreb for cinema

Average price of a cinema ticket: £4In London: £12In Liverpool: £8In Cardiff: £6Film buff? Head to the Croatian capital – as well as ridiculously cheap cinema tickets, you’ll be spoilt for choice by the rest of the city’s amazing (and equally inexpensive) arts and culture offerings.
MirkoS18

Average price of a cinema ticket: £4

In London: £12

In Liverpool: £8

In Cardiff: £6

Film buff? Head to the Croatian capital – as well as ridiculously cheap cinema tickets, you’ll be spoilt for choice by the rest of the city’s amazing (and equally inexpensive) arts and culture offerings.

7. Las Vegas for gym membership

Average cost of a monthly fitness pass: £19.07In London: £48.59In Norwich: £32.33In Glasgow: £27.91Yes, Vegas is more famous for other things. Still, it’s good to know that in between those other things, you’ll be able to keep yourself in tip-top shape for a fraction of UK gym prices.
thecosmopolitan

Average cost of a monthly fitness pass: £19.07

In London: £48.59

In Norwich: £32.33

In Glasgow: £27.91

Yes, Vegas is more famous for other things. Still, it’s good to know that in between those other things, you’ll be able to keep yourself in tip-top shape for a fraction of UK gym prices.

8. New Delhi for...pretty much everything!

Average rent for a one-bed apartment in the city centre: £191.97 Monthly travelpass: £7.43, taxi: £0.14 per kmAverage cost of a meal for two in a mid-range restaurant: £11.44Average weekly supermarket spend: £29.23 Average price of a cinema ticket: £3.43
Ram Singh

Average rent for a one-bed apartment in the city centre: £191.97

Monthly travelpass: £7.43, taxi: £0.14 per km

Average cost of a meal for two in a mid-range restaurant: £11.44

Average weekly supermarket spend: £29.23

Average price of a cinema ticket: £3.43

BRB. Or maybe not.

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