Cost of Living

As with any jurisdiction in the world, cost of living will always be dictated by the lifestyle that you choose to lead, however, the below should give you a very rough guide of the average cost of various everyday items in London and the BVI.

(Rates are approximate, in GB pounds sterling and correct as of June 2016)

Groceries

London

BVI

Milk (pint)

£0.70

£2.00

Loaf of bread

£1.00

£2.50

Rice (1kg)

£1.80

£3.00

Eggs (12)

£2.00

£2.00

Chicken breast (1kg)

£7.00

£4.50

Apples (1kg)

£2.00

£4.00

Oranges (1kg)

£1.50

£1.00

Tomatoes (1kg)

£2.00

£4.00

Potatoes (1kg)

£1.30

£3.00

Water (1.5 litre bottle)

£1.00

£1.90

Bottle of wine (mid-range)

£7.00

£9.00

Beer (275ml bottle)

£1.00

£0.70

Premium beer (275ml bottle)

£1.40

£1.00

Pack of cigarettes

£9.00

£2.00

Washing Powder (100 oz)

£6.00

£5.00

Shampoo

£2.50

£3.00

Toilet Roll x4

£2.00

£3.00

Dining Out

London

BVI

Pizza

£12.00

£10.00

Three course meal for 2 - mid-range restaurant

£50.00

£45.00

McDonalds meal (or equivalent)

£5.00

£9.00

Beer (pint)

£4.50

£2.00

Premium beer (pint)

£5.00

£3.80

House wine (bottle)

£15.00

£20.00

Coffee

£3.00

£2.00

Soft drink

£1.50

£2.20

Water (0.5 litre bottle)

£2.00

£3.00

Transportation

London

BVI

Public Transport - short one way ticket

£2.80

No data

Public Transport - monthly pass

£125.00

No data

Petrol/Gasoline (1 litre)

£1.40

£0.75

New small hatchback car

£18,000.00

£16,000.00

Utilities (Monthly)

London

BVI

Electricity, heating, water for a 2 bed apartment

£150.00

£70.00

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (local)

£0.14

£0.12

Internet (6 Mbps, unlimited data, cable/ADSL)

£20.00

£55.00

Sports and Leisure

London

BVI

Monthly gym membership

£70.00

£40.00

Adult cinema ticket

£12.00

£7.00

Clothing and Shoes

London

BVI

Pair of jeans

£60.00

£30.00

Summer dress – high street shop

£30.00

£23.00

Pair of designer brand trainers

£65.00

£75.00

Pair of men’s leather shoes

£70.00

£90.00