UK Utility Costs
Utility prices when living in the UK or London, whether renting or buying, can depend on many factors. The local climate, the supplier, the types of appliances, the geography, the house size and the area demand can all contribute towards the price you pay for utilities each month. Even the amount of time spent at home, washing and cooking for example, can have an effect on the monthly bill. These utility cost factors will need to be carefully considered when you are looking at properties in London or the UK.
When looking at a new property Citrus Relocation will find out which properties are most economical and help you with making a decision about which property to make an offer on based on all known costs, including the cost of monthly rent.
The figures below should be a guide for the average utility prices and costs for clients looking to move to the UK. In a variety of scenarios these figures may be different dependent on a variety of factors. The figures provide good average cost analysis for UK utility costs in London and Birmingham, the UK’s second largest city. If you would like to find out more information specifically about property rental prices you can use the interactive tube map property finder on our rental search page.
How much does gas, electricity, water and council tax cost in London?
|Bedrooms||a)Rental Central London – Zones 1-3 (1 mile radius of Marylebone)||b) Rental London – Suburbs Zone 4-6 (outside of the central London zone)||Gas Bill||Water Bill||Electricity||Council Tax Band||Approximate payments per Band Per year|
|Studio to 1 Bed||£1508||£1200||£26.50||£24.60||£25.00||A||£600 -£900|
|2 Bedroom||£2494||£1606||£59.03||£26.15||£37.00||B||£800- £1100|
|3 Bedroom||£3580||£2400||£60.57||£29.05||£60.00||C||£1000 -£1300|
|4 Bedroom||£4473||£3900||£87.00||£31.38||£72.00||D||£1200 – £1700|
|5+ Bedroom||£5330||£4270||£110.00||£34.41||£114.00||E||£1600 – £3300|
How much does gas, electricity, water and council tax cost in Birmingham?
|Gas Bill||Water Bill||Electricity||Council Tax
|Approximate payments per Band per year|
|Studio to 1 Bed||£800||£26.50||£24.60||£25.00||A||£600 -£900|
|2 Bedroom||£1406||£59.03||£26.15||£37.00||B||£800- £1100|
|3 Bedroom||£2208||£60.57||£29.05||£60.00||C||£1000 -£1300|
|4 Bedroom||£3205||£87.00||£31.38||£72.00||D||£1200 – £1700|
|5+ Bedroom||£3800||£110.00||£34.41||£114.00||E||£1600 – £3300|