Comparing Living Standards In Major Cities World-Wide

Comparing quality of life

Comparing the Standards of Living

One of the questions on most people's mind is if they will be better or worse financially if they move overseas. We look at information take from trusted global sources to provide an overview of the current trends in the cost and standards of living across the globe.

Cost of living

Let us look at the cost of living in cities around the world compared to London UK as a benchmark:

Sydney V's London

Consumer Prices in Sydney are 7.26% lower than in London
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Sydney are 11.03% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Sydney are 15.95% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Sydney are 20.71% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Sydney are 10.43% higher than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Sydney is 29.22% higher than in London
PROPERTY   
Rent Per MonthLondonSydneyDifference
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre1,668.24 £
(3,055.69 A$)
1,446.11 £
(2,648.82 A$)
     -13.32 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre1,201.41 £
(2,200.60 A$)
1,051.62 £
(1,926.23 A$)
     -12.47 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre3,103.26 £
(5,684.18 A$)
2,562.52 £
(4,693.73 A$)
     -17.42 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre2,045.73 £
(3,747.12 A$)
1,732.54 £
(3,173.47 A$)
     -15.31 %
Buy Price   
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre13,397.67 £
(24,540.25 A$)
7,807.54 £
(14,300.93 A$)
     -41.72 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre7,739.34 £
(14,176.00 A$)
4,848.97 £
(8,881.76 A$)
     -37.35 %
Salaries And Financing   
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax)2,507.54 £
(4,593.01 A$)
2,882.64 £
(5,280.07 A$)
     +14.96 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate3.274.39     +34.27 %
CRIME RATES 
 LondonSydney
Level of crime
 
High 60.36
 
Moderate 41.44
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
 
High 64.97
 
Moderate 54.75
Worries home broken and things stolen
 
Moderate 46.83
 
Low 33.68
Worries being mugged or robbed
 
Moderate 53.22
 
Low 31.92
Worries car stolen
 
Moderate 41.30
 
Low 27.29
Worries things from car stolen
 
Moderate 48.83
 
Low 35.86
Worries attacked
 
Moderate 50.57
 
Low 35.76
Worries being insulted
 
Moderate 50.37
 
Moderate 40.45
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
 
Low 38.23
 
Low 29.51
Problem people using or dealing drugs
 
Moderate 57.78
 
Moderate 48.15
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
 
Moderate 56.94
 
Moderate 45.41
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
 
Moderate 52.12
 
Low 37.65
Problem corruption and bribery
 
Low 36.60
 
Low 35.12
Overall Quality of Life IndexLondonSydney
Quality of Life Index:   126.09   179.97

Toronto V's London

Consumer Prices in Toronto are 3.91% lower than in London
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Toronto are 17.56% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Toronto are 35.31% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Toronto are 16.19% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Toronto are 30.45% higher than in London

Local Purchasing Power in Toronto is 7.28% lower than in London

PROPERTY  
Rent Per MonthLondonToronto Difference
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre1,668.24 £
(2,838.07 C$)
1,100.30 £
(1,871.87 C$)
     -34.04 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre1,201.41 £
(2,043.88 C$)
863.49 £
(1,469.01 C$)
     -28.13 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre3,103.26 £
(5,279.38 C$)
1,925.84 £
(3,276.31 C$)
     -37.94 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre2,045.73 £
(3,480.27 C$)
1,358.13 £
(2,310.51 C$)
     -33.61 %
Buy Price   
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre13,397.67 £
(22,792.59 C$)
5,707.87 £
(9,710.43 C$)
     -57.40 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre7,739.34 £
(13,166.44 C$)
4,452.65 £
(7,575.01 C$)
     -42.47 %
Salaries And Financing   
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax)2,507.54 £
(4,265.91 C$)
1,916.88 £
(3,261.07 C$)
     -23.56 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate3.273.48     +6.55 %
CRIME RATES 
 London Toronto
Level of crime
 
High 60.36
 
Low 37.77
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
 
High 64.97
 
Moderate 56.62
Worries home broken and things stolen
 
Moderate 46.83
 
Low 32.69
Worries being mugged or robbed
 
Moderate 53.22
 
Low 32.83
Worries car stolen
 
Moderate 41.30
 
Low 27.17
Worries things from car stolen
 
Moderate 48.83
 
Low 36.76
Worries attacked
 
Moderate 50.57
 
Low 32.79
Worries being insulted
 
Moderate 50.37
 
Low 35.63
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
 
Low 38.23
 
Low 22.04
Problem people using or dealing drugs
 
Moderate 57.78
 
Moderate 48.69
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
 
Moderate 56.94
 
Moderate 42.59
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
 
Moderate 52.12
 
Low 38.60
Problem corruption and bribery
 
Low 36.60
 
Low 32.55
Overall Quality of Life IndexLondonToronto
Quality of Life Index:   126.09   151.45

New York V's London

Consumer Prices in New York, NY are 18.24% higher than in London
Consumer Prices Including Rent in New York, NY are 28.11% higher than in London
Rent Prices in New York, NY are 40.95% higher than in London
Restaurant Prices in New York, NY are 12.37% higher than in London
Groceries Prices in New York, NY are 62.02% higher than in London
Local Purchasing Power in New York, NY is 4.27% higher than in London
PROPERTY  
Rent Per MonthLondon New York, NYDifference
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre1,668.24 £
(2,172.22 $)
2,440.65 £
(3,177.98 $)
     +46.30 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre1,201.41 £
(1,564.36 $)
1,497.25 £
(1,949.58 $)
     +24.62 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre3,103.26 £
(4,040.77 $)
4,956.31 £
(6,453.63 $)
     +59.71 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre2,045.73 £
(2,663.75 $)
2,540.21 £
(3,307.61 $)
     +24.17 %
Buy Price   
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre13,397.67 £
(17,445.15 $)
10,270.45 £
(13,373.19 $)
     -23.34 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre7,739.34 £
(10,077.42 $)
4,711.27 £
(6,134.57 $)
     -39.13 %
Salaries And Financing   
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax)2,507.54 £
(3,265.07 $)
3,349.60 £
(4,361.53 $)
     +33.58 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate3.274.16     +27.23 %
CRIME RATES 
 London New York
 
 
High 60.36
 
Moderate 47.14
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
 
High 64.97
 
Moderate 48.62
Worries home broken and things stolen
 
Moderate 46.83
 
Low 37.99
Worries being mugged or robbed
 
Moderate 53.22
 
Moderate 45.32
Worries car stolen
 
Moderate 41.30
 
Low 36.03
Worries things from car stolen
 
Moderate 48.83
 
Moderate 45.33
Worries attacked
 
Moderate 50.57
 
Moderate 41.04
Worries being insulted
 
Moderate 50.37
 
Moderate 49.30
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
 
Low 38.23
 
Low 35.42
Problem people using or dealing drugs
 
Moderate 57.78
 
Moderate 54.50
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
 
Moderate 56.94
 
Moderate 51.42
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
 
Moderate 52.12
 
Moderate 47.32
Problem corruption and bribery
 
Low 36.60
 
Moderate 51.93
Overall Quality of Life Index LondonNew York, NY
Quality of Life Index:   126.09   139.09

Dubai V's London

Consumer Prices in Dubai are 33.55% lower than in London
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Dubai are 33.47% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Dubai are 33.36% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Dubai are 35.62% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Dubai are 33.99% lower than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Dubai is 47.96% higher than in London
PROPERTY  
Rent Per MonthLondonDubaiDifference
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre1,668.24 £
(7,978.97 AED)
1,202.48 £
(5,751.30 AED)
     -27.92 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre1,201.41 £
(5,746.18 AED)
754.41 £
(3,608.26 AED)
     -37.21 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre3,103.26 £
(14,842.47 AED)
1,997.73 £
(9,554.87 AED)
     -35.62 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre2,045.73 £
(9,784.44 AED)
1,451.10 £
(6,940.41 AED)
     -29.07 %
Buy Price   
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre13,397.67 £
(64,079.19 AED)
2,116.50 £
(10,122.91 AED)
     -84.20 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre7,739.34 £
(37,016.20 AED)
1,550.97 £
(7,418.09 AED)
     -79.96 %
    
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax)2,507.54 £
(11,993.20 AED)
2,468.47 £
(11,806.35 AED)
     -1.56 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate3.273.92     +19.95 %
CRIME RATES 
 LondonDubai
Level of crime
 
High 60.36
 
Very Low 14.39
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
 
High 64.97
 
Moderate 40.81
Worries home broken and things stolen
 
Moderate 46.83
 
Very Low 15.89
Worries being mugged or robbed
 
Moderate 53.22
 
Very Low 13.70
Worries car stolen
 
Moderate 41.30
 
Very Low 11.36
Worries things from car stolen
 
Moderate 48.83
 
Very Low 17.38
Worries attacked
 
Moderate 50.57
 
Very Low 15.20
Worries being insulted
 
Moderate 50.37
 
Very Low 19.42
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
 
Low 38.23
 
Very Low 15.03
Problem people using or dealing drugs
 
Moderate 57.78
 
Very Low 18.36
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
 
Moderate 56.94
 
Very Low 17.37
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
 
Moderate 52.12
 
Very Low 13.20
Problem corruption and bribery
 
Low 36.60
 
Low 25.00
Overall Quality of Life Index LondonDubai
Quality of Life Index:   126.09   175.90

Dublin V's London

Consumer Prices in Dublin are 7.13% lower than in London
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Dublin are 11.34% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Dublin are 16.81% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Dublin are 2.90% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Dublin are 2.96% lower than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Dublin is 7.69% lower than in London
PROPERTY  
Rent Per Month LondonDublinDifference
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre1,668.24 £
(1,895.61 €)
1,333.56 £
(1,515.32 €)
     -20.06 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre1,201.41 £
(1,365.15 €)
1,124.72 £
(1,278.01 €)
     -6.38 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre3,103.26 £
(3,526.21 €)
2,358.34 £
(2,679.76 €)
     -24.00 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre2,045.73 £
(2,324.54 €)
1,908.02 £
(2,168.06 €)
     -6.73 %
Buy Price   
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre13,397.67 £
(15,223.65 €)
5,422.51 £
(6,161.56 €)
     -59.53 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre7,739.34 £
(8,794.14 €)
3,609.69 £
(4,101.65 €)
     -53.36 %
Salaries And Financing   
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax)2,507.54 £
(2,849.29 €)
2,052.28 £
(2,331.99 €)
     -18.16 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate3.273.72     +13.83 %
CRIME RATES 
 LondonDublin
Level of crime
 
High 60.36
 
Moderate 55.70
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
 
High 64.97
 
High 69.52
Worries home broken and things stolen
 
Moderate 46.83
 
Moderate 48.03
Worries being mugged or robbed
 
Moderate 53.22
 
Moderate 46.53
Worries car stolen
 
Moderate 41.30
 
Low 37.66
Worries things from car stolen
 
Moderate 48.83
 
Moderate 50.00
Worries attacked
 
Moderate 50.57
 
Moderate 48.89
Worries being insulted
 
Moderate 50.37
 
Moderate 49.21
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
 
Low 38.23
 
Low 29.01
Problem people using or dealing drugs
 
Moderate 57.78
 
High 70.60
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
 
Moderate 56.94
 
Moderate 58.20
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
 
Moderate 52.12
 
Moderate 47.32
Problem corruption and bribery
 
Low 36.60
 
Moderate 47.60
Overall Quality of Live IndexLondonDublin
Quality of Life Index:   126.09   145.73
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