Reading is a large town on the Thames and Kennet rivers in southern England. It’s known for the annual Reading Festival, an outdoor rock music event. The shops and riverside restaurants dot the town centre.  To find out the cost of living in Reading, Berkshire (United Kingdom), scroll down.

Find out Cost Of Living in Reading, Berkshire (United Kingdom) in detail

Expense Type Cost (Local Currency)
Lunch One Person   (including a drink) in the business district£12
Fast Food Combo Meal at Restaurant (Big   Mac Meal or similar)£5.64
500 grams (1/2 kg) of boneless chicken   breast£3.59
1 liter of whole fat milk£0.80
1 dozen (12) Large eggs£3.13
1 kilogram of tomatoes (2 lbs)£1.86
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese£5.04
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples£1.90
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes£1.02
0.5 litre domestic beer at a supermarket (16 oz)£1.99
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality£7
2 liters of Coca-Cola£1.65
2 people meal (Bread only)£0.88
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished  accommodation in Posh area£1,368
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnishedaccommodation in Average area£1,212
 2 people Household Utilities for 1 month (heating, electricity, gas) for 914 sq. ft. apartment£236
Monthly rent of a 480 Sqft furnished studio in Posh or Expensive area£926
Monthly rent of a 480 Sqft furnished studio in Average area£787
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas …) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio£111
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month)£28
40” flat screen TV£294
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands)£71
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.)£6
Hourly rate for cleaning help£11
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar)£62
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers)£32
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands)£65
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes£67
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new£19,680
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas£1.17
Monthly ticket public transport£57
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles)£19
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands)£2.79
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses)£9
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes)£83
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, …)£2.38
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.)£1.23
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.)£3.28
4 rolls of toilet paper£1.55
Tube of toothpaste£1.40
Standard men’s haircut in expat area of the city£11
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub£29
2 tickets to the movies£21
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats)£126
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert£54
1 cocktail drink in downtown club£8
Cappuccino in expat area of the city£2.55
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.)£4.48