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Cost of Living in Weymouth

By Joshua Wood, LPC

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Summary: Understanding the the cost of living in Weymouth helps a newcomer what to expect when it comes to apartment or house hunting, grocery shopping, transportation, dining out, utilities and more.

Apartment Rentals The average cost of renting a one-bedroom apartment in Weymouth is £650 per month. A two-bedroom apartment costs around £750 per month.
Apartment Purchases The average cost of purchasing a one-bedroom apartment in Weymouth is £150,000. A two-bedroom apartment costs around £200,000.
Transportation The cost of public transportation in Weymouth is £2.50 for a single journey. A monthly pass costs £50.
Groceries The average cost of groceries in Weymouth is £50 per week.
Restaurants The average cost of a meal at a restaurant in Weymouth is £15.
Utilities The average cost of utilities in Weymouth is £100 per month.
Private School Tuition The average cost of private school tuition for preschool in Weymouth is £2,500 per year. The average cost of private school tuition for elementary school is £3,500 per year. The average cost of private school tuition for middle school is £4,500 per year. The average cost of private school tuition for high school is £5,500 per year.

Monthly Budget for Retirees in Weymouth

"The cost of living in Weymouth, is relatively moderate compared to other parts of the country. Housing prices are more affordable than in larger cities, with a mix of flats and houses available for rent or purchase. The cost of groceries, utilities, and transportation is also reasonable, with public transport options available for those who do not own a car. Dining out and entertainment options are varied, with a range of pubs, restaurants, and leisure activities to choose from, all at a reasonable cost. Overall, Weymouth offers a comfortable lifestyle without breaking the bank," said one expat living in Weymouth.

Can I live in Weymouth on $1,500 a month?

"I've been living in Weymouth for a while now, and I can tell you that it's possible to live on $1,500 a month, but you'll have to make some sacrifices. First, you'll need to find a place to live that's affordable. I'd recommend looking for a flatshare or a small studio apartment in areas like Littlemoor, Westham, or Wyke Regis. These neighborhoods are generally more affordable than places like Greenhill, Preston, or Rodwell, which tend to be more expensive.Next, you'll need to be mindful of your spending on groceries and eating out. I usually shop at discount supermarkets like Lidl or Aldi, and I cook most of my meals at home. Eating out can be quite expensive in Weymouth, so I try to limit that to special occasions or when I find a good deal.Transportation is another area where you can save money. Weymouth is a relatively small town, so it's possible to walk or cycle to most places. If you need to use public transport, consider getting a bus pass to save on fares. Owning a car can be quite expensive, so I'd recommend avoiding that if possible.As for entertainment and socializing, there are plenty of free or low-cost activities in Weymouth. You can enjoy the beach, go for walks along the Jurassic Coast, or visit some of the local parks. There are also several affordable pubs and bars where you can meet new people and enjoy a night out without breaking the bank.In summary, living on $1,500 a month in Weymouth is doable, but you'll need to be mindful of your spending and make some sacrifices. By choosing an affordable neighborhood, cooking at home, and finding low-cost entertainment options, you can make it work," commented an expat living in Weymouth.

Can I live in Weymouth on $3,500 a month?

"I've been living in Weymouth for a few years now, and I can tell you that it's definitely possible to live comfortably on $3,000 a month, but you'll need to make some adjustments and sacrifices. First, you'll want to look for housing in more affordable neighborhoods like Westham, Littlemoor, or Wyke Regis. These areas have a mix of housing options, including flats and houses, and you can find something within your budget. I'd avoid the more expensive neighborhoods like Preston, Greenhill, or Rodwell, as the rent and property prices there can be quite high.When it comes to transportation, you might want to consider using public transport or cycling instead of owning a car. The bus system in Weymouth is quite reliable, and it can save you a lot on fuel and parking costs. Plus, the town is quite bike-friendly, with many cycle paths and routes available.For groceries and other essentials, you'll want to shop at budget-friendly supermarkets like Asda, Lidl, or Aldi. These stores offer a good selection of products at lower prices compared to more upscale supermarkets like Waitrose or Marks & Spencer.Eating out can be quite expensive in Weymouth, so you might want to limit dining out to special occasions or opt for more affordable options like cafes, pubs, or takeaway shops. There are also plenty of local markets and food festivals where you can find reasonably priced food and produce.As for entertainment and leisure activities, you'll need to be selective and prioritize what's most important to you. There are plenty of free or low-cost activities in Weymouth, like visiting the beach, walking along the Jurassic Coast, or exploring the local parks and nature reserves. However, if you're into more expensive hobbies like golf or sailing, you might need to cut back on those or find more affordable alternatives.Overall, living in Weymouth on $3,000 a month is doable, but you'll need to be mindful of your spending and make some sacrifices in terms of housing, transportation, and leisure activities. But with some careful planning and budgeting, you can still enjoy a comfortable lifestyle in this beautiful coastal town," said one expat living in Weymouth.

Can I live in Weymouth on $5,000 a month?

"I've been living in Weymouth for a few years now, and I can tell you that it's definitely possible to live comfortably on $5,000 a month, even if you're used to modern amenities. Of course, you might have to make a few sacrifices, but nothing too drastic. For example, you might not be able to dine out at fancy restaurants every night, but there are plenty of affordable and delicious options in town.When it comes to housing, I'd recommend looking for a place in the areas of Wyke Regis, Rodwell, or Westham. These neighborhoods are more affordable, but still offer a good quality of life and access to modern amenities. You can find a nice 2-3 bedroom house or apartment in these areas for around $1,500 to $2,000 a month. On the other hand, I'd avoid the more expensive neighborhoods like Preston or Upwey, as the cost of living there can be significantly higher.As for transportation, you might want to consider getting a monthly bus pass, which costs around $70. This will give you unlimited access to the local bus network, making it easy to get around town without breaking the bank. If you prefer to drive, you'll need to factor in the cost of petrol, insurance, and maintenance, which can add up quickly.Groceries can be quite affordable in Weymouth, especially if you shop at discount supermarkets like Lidl or Aldi. You can expect to spend around $300 to $400 a month on groceries for a single person, depending on your dietary preferences.Entertainment and leisure activities can vary in cost, but there are plenty of affordable options in Weymouth. You can catch a movie at the local cinema for around $10, or enjoy a night out at one of the many pubs and bars in town. If you're into sports and fitness, there are several gyms in the area with monthly memberships ranging from $30 to $60.Overall, living in Weymouth on a $5,000 a month budget is definitely doable, and you won't have to make too many sacrifices to enjoy a comfortable lifestyle. Just be mindful of your spending, especially when it comes to housing and transportation, and you should be able to make it work," commented an expat living in Weymouth.

About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.


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