The cost of living in Nuneaton is reasonable, coming in slightly below the national average. As a commuter town, Nuneaton is significantly cheaper than larger cities in the UK such as nearby Birmingham and Coventry.

Still, while Nuneaton is comparatively affordable, expenses such as housing, utilities and transport can add up, as can the cost of grocery shopping and eating out, if one isn't careful.

Cost of accommodation in Nuneaton

Accommodation in Nuneaton is reasonably priced, especially when compared to the likes of London. Indeed, newcomers to Nuneaton will find that their rent money goes much further here than it would in a large city.

It's important to keep in mind that monthly utilities and council tax are usually extra expenses borne by the tenant. These costs should be considered when setting out a budget for rent.

Cost of groceries in Nuneaton

The cost of groceries in Nuneaton is roughly on par with the rest of the country thanks to the presence of UK staples like Tesco, Sainsbury's, Aldi and Lidl. With this variety of options available, the size of one's grocery bill can very much be affected by brand preferences.

In-store brands are cheaper than big name brands, and local goods are cheaper than imports. A good standard can be expected across the board regardless of price although, naturally, luxuries come at a higher cost.

Cost of transport in Nuneaton

Nuneaton has a decent public transport network at a reasonable price. Because Nuneaton is largely a commuter town, however, most people own and use cars to get around. Between the cost of purchase, maintenance, petrol and mandatory insurance, driving can be a significant expense.

Cost of education in Nuneaton

Parents moving to Nuneaton from abroad will be glad to know that their children will have access to free public schooling. No fees are charged for any child, be they British or from elsewhere. There are a few private schools in the area although tuition at these schools tends to be pricey.

Cost of living in Nuneaton chart

These are average costs for Nuneaton in May 2022. Prices may vary depending on product and service provider.

Accommodation (monthly rent)

Three-bedroom apartment in city centre

GBP 950

Three-bedroom apartment outside of city centre

GBP 750

One-bedroom apartment in city centre

GBP 550

One-bedroom apartment outside of city centre

GBP 450


Milk (1 litre)

GBP 0.95

Dozen eggs

GBP 1.70

Loaf of white bread 


Rice (1kg)

GBP 1.30

Packet of cigarettes (Marlboro)

GBP 11


City centre bus/train fare

 GBP 3.50

Taxi rate per km

 GBP 1.20

Petrol/gasoline per litre

 GBP 1.50

Eating out

Big Mac Meal

 GBP 6

Coca-Cola (330ml)   

 GBP 1.30


 GBP 2.70

Local beer (500ml)


Three-course meal for two at a mid-range restaurant

GBP 50


Internet (uncapped ADSL per month)

GBP 25

Mobile call rate (mobile-to-mobile per minute)

GBP 0.15

Utilities (average per month for standard household)

GBP 130