Cost of Living in Nottingham, United Kingdom

How Much Does It Cost to Live In Nottingham?

Nottingham is a hub full of bars, clubs, restaurants and shopping areas all on hand for those seeking entertainment.

On the other hand, it is also welcoming to people fond of education, culture and history, with all the sights worth seeing in the city center.

With all the employment opportunities on offer in the city, foreigners choose Nottingham as their future place of residence.

It is one of the best places to stay if you are planning to stay permanently or come with your family.

Cost of Living Index:
67.05
Restaurants

RESTAURANTS

Nottingham is full of variety of bars, pubs and restaurants both in the city center and around it.

The most expensive ones are in the main areas and if you do not earn much, you should avoid them.

Finding cheap and not so prominent restaurants would allow you to save some money on the meal.

Markets

MARKETS

Managing your money and living within your budget are very important considerations for your life here and being that food is the major expense, you will have to make pretty good calculations to have enough to cover it.

Prices are the average for the United Kingdom and wise groceries shopping is always suggested.

Transportation

TRANSPORTATION

Your living costs will vary depending on your lifestyle and if you choose to go to work on foot or by bike, you will be able to save almost $80 on transportation.

People who drive will have to pay more, as the price of gasoline is high, plus additional expenses such as registration, insurance and parking.

Utilities

UTILITIES (MONTHLY)

There is a great range of apartments to provide you with comfort and convenience during your stay in Nottingham, but have in mind the fact that additional expenses are not included in the rent price.

They are around the average ones, do not exceeding $180 per month for the basic services.

Sports and leisure

SPORTS & LEISURE

The city has a variety of cinemas where people can watch the latest movies and plays, while paying less than $14 per person.

People here are interested in basketball and football, doing the activities outdoors, but when the weather is bad, working out indoors is useful.

Clothing and shoes

CLOTHING & SHOES

Nottingham has department stores, shopping centers and boutiques where you will be able to find the best high street brands.

For somebody, buying these expensive pieces of apparel is essential, being that they have high monthly salaries.

For the others, it is a little different, as they will not have enough money left to shop in these stores.

Rent per month

RENT PER MONTH

Depending on whether you want to live in urban, suburban or rural areas of the city, you can choose among lots of apartments available to rent.

The prices will vary due to difference in location, size and equipment, but the difference in price between the same size apartment in the center and out of it is not so huge.

Cost of Living Averages Table for Nottingham

*Note: All prices are indicated in USD.
Average Restaurant Prices
Meal (Inexpensive Restaurant)$13.31
Domestic Beer (0.5 Liter)$4.26
Water (0.33 Liter)$1.16
Average Market Prices
Milk (1 Liter)$1.22
Loaf Bread (500g)$1.09
Eggs (12)$2.65
Average Transport Prices
One Way Ticket$2.93
Monthly Pass$73.18
Gasoline$1.65
Average Utilities Prices
Basic (Water, Electricity, Garbage, Heating, Cooling)$176.86
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local$0.15
Internet (Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)$34.48
Average Leisure Prices
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult$35.18
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour)$14.19
Cinema, 1 Seat, International Release$13.31
Average Clothing Prices
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Comparable)$72.51
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, etc...)$34.97
1 Pair of Adidas Walking Shoes (Mid-Range)$71.52
Average Rent Prices
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Center$772.45
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Center$616.74
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Center$1378.92

How Does the Average Person Spend Their Money in Nottingham?

Even though data shows that food is greater expense than the rent, newcomers should bear in mind that the majority of residents possess their own houses.

The types of accommodation available in Nottingham are greatly varied, due to the areas in which they are located, and you can save some money on it if you choose it wisely.

Food is of the utmost importance and at the same time one of the greatest expenses.

It is interesting that Nottingham residents spend equal amount of money on transportation and restaurants.

Average Costs Breakdown

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30.7%
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5.5%
2.4%
25.2%

Nottingham: Average Salary, Minimum Wage & Mortgages

Nottingham is a great economic hub, the city which attracts people from all over the world due to a plentiful employment and business opportunities.

That is why many national and international people settle there either temporarily or permanently.

If settling permanently, it is important to have a stable, regular and sufficient salary to cover all the possible expenses here.

The salaries, in general, are not as high as in other parts of the United Kingdom, so do not expect to earn as much as you would in London.

Average Salary$1923.73
Minimum Wage$1659.2
Mortgage Interest Rate3.60%

What About Travel Safety in Nottingham?

Nottingham Safety Overview

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Safety Index:
56
  • OVERALL RISK : MEDIUM
  • TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK : LOW
  • PICKPOCKETS RISK : MEDIUM
  • NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : LOW
  • MUGGING RISK : LOW
  • TERRORISM RISK : HIGH
  • SCAMS RISK : MEDIUM
  • WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : LOW

Cost of Living by City in Nottingham

CityCost of Living Index
Aberdeen73.02
Bath74.48
Belfast62.42
Birmingham64.46
Brighton69.54
Bristol69.58
Cambridge72.6
Cardiff62.12
Coventry66.31
Derby64.7
Edinburgh70.73
Exeter66.56
Glasgow66.5
Leeds68.26
Leicester65.59
Liverpool62
London81.31
Manchester69.86
Milton Keynes78.5
Newcastle upon Tyne62.76
Norwich64.95
Oxford72.6
Peterborough41.93
Plymouth70.02
Portsmouth71.04
Reading76.73
Sheffield62.64
Southampton63.73
Swindon69.92
York69.33

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