What's the difference between being a man and being a woman in London? £13,900 a year, actually. We surveyed 3,000 Londoners as part of the Time Out City Life Index and found that London's gender pay gap is 28%, with men earning nearly £46 a day more, despite only working on average a couple of hours more a week. That means the typical London man could buy himself a Zones 1-3 weekly travelcard every day out of the ‘Extra Cash for Being a Man’ fund.
The gender pay gap in Manchester is 22% and in Edinburgh it’s 26% – so not only do female Londoners earn less than male Londoners, but they’re also relatively worse off than women in other UK cities. Ouch.
Of the more than 3,000 Londoners we surveyed for the Time Out City Life Index 2018, 98.7% identified as either male or female. Of the remaining 1.3%, 0.9% said they were smashing gender binaries and 0.4% said they’d rather not say.
Salaries and identities aside, here are some more subtle (but vital) differences between daily London life for men and women.
London men are more likely to...
Pick up a takeaway
Eat pizza or curry
Go out on a weeknight
Go to gigs
Use Twitter and LinkedIn
Complain about traffic
Feel like they can’t be themselves
Say they can’t get through the day without a drink
London women are more likely to...
Eat sushi or tacos
Go to the theatre
Use Facebook and Instagram
Hand in a lost wallet
Worry about homelessness
Rent (or sofa-surf)
Think London is a rip-off
Commute for longer