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Cost of Living in Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 100.37
Rent Index: 44.14
Groceries Index: 82.43
Restaurants Index: 117.18
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 72.58
Local Purchasing Power: 115.49

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.50 £
15.00
20.00
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 £
50.00
67.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.50 £
5.00
6.29
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.00 £
3.00
3.70
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.25 £
2.25
3.50
Cappuccino (regular) 2.54 £
2.20
2.80
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.39 £
1.10
1.75
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.05 £
1.00
1.20
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.78 £
3.37
4.16
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.04 £
0.91
1.21
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.44 £
0.18
0.59
Eggs (12) 2.39 £
1.50
3.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.09 £
3.11
5.44
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.38 £
2.40
4.08
Apples (1 lb) 1.13 £
0.90
1.36
Oranges (1 lb) 0.86 £
0.73
0.91
Tomato (1 lb) 0.81 £
0.68
0.91
Potato (1 lb) 0.76 £
0.61
0.91
Lettuce (1 head) 0.93 £
0.80
1.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.82 £
0.50
1.10
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.00 £
6.00
7.50
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.40 £
1.30
1.50
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 1.26 £
1.00
1.60
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 8.62 £
8.00
8.98
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 £
2.50
3.30
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 65.00 £
59.00
67.50
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.10 £
3.00
4.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.63 £
2.25
3.94
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 23.25 £
23.00
25.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.65 £
3.97
5.26
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 16,450.00 £
14,995.00
17,989.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 204.28 £
150.00
240.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.12 £
0.03
0.20
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 18.17 £
10.00
25.00
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 44.25 £
35.00
55.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 11.50 £
10.00
12.50
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 9.00 £
8.00
10.00
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 72.20 £
60.00
80.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 32.33 £
25.00
40.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 56.25 £
40.00
75.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 77.50 £
60.00
90.00
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 747.22 £
700.00
800.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 675.00 £
600.00
750.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,413.89 £
1,300.00
1,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,285.00 £
1,200.00
1,350.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 312.00 £
232.26
339.09
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 225.29 £
102.19
260.13
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 1,790.00 £
1,600.00
2,200.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.45
4.00
4.90

These data are based on 475 entries in the past 18 months from 68 different contributors.

Last update: September, 2015

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10 Comments so far

#Diana.B on Jul 16, 2015 :
Hello guys!

I want to apply for a Master programme at Aberdeen University, and I wanted to ask you what are the chances for a student to survive there with a part time job and no help from their parents?

Am I realistic enough to think that I can do this, or I'm sweet dreaming?

Thanks!
#Jess on Jun 04, 2015 :
It's an OK place to live if your one of the 30% on 50k plus a year. Not so much if your part of the citys 25% which earns 15k, yes 25% of this city only earn 15k a year. How they do it I do not know.

Aberdeen will regret not giving anyone who does not earn enough to live here a helping hand to stay.

Say bye to all the NHS, police, fire service, teachers etc.

If you can earn 21-28k a year as a nurse in Aberdeen and the same salary applys to the UK regardless of where you are (appart from London) and a one bed flat costs 130k in Aberdeen or 70k in Dundee, which would you pick!?!
#Odkfn on Mar 12, 2015 :
Lived in Aberdeen/surrounding area all my life - it's pretty expensive. As an "oil city" the cost of living is rather high, 40m^2 1 bedroom apartments sell for £130,000 (in a bad area) up to £150,000 in better areas, bigger one and two bedroom apartments in good areas can run up to £250,000. Unless you are in oil and gas, or have a combined income with a partner, you may struggle to live here.

That being said, the oil price is in a massive slump at the moment, so things may change.
#John on Oct 01, 2014 :
There is no point in being in this city unless you are in oil or a well paid job. I earn 25k a year in the NHS and I cannot afford to move out. House prices and rent are crazy, with barely any council housing available.

If you are single, I'd say you need atleast 40k a year to have a half decent life here, not just a mere existence.
#prachi on Jun 03, 2014 :
Hi
may i know how much cost of living in Aberdeen for 2 people. how much money to survive for 2 people and a baby?
#Jhn on Feb 01, 2014 :
Aberdeen is typical oilfield-victim city. Become very expesive, but doesn't really offer anything above standard regarding quality of life, entertainment, sports etc.
#Josie Perry on Apr 26, 2013 :
what sort of work is there for an aspiring young culinarian?
#Christyne on Apr 20, 2013 :
Hi

How much is the cost for land (square meter) outside of centre?

Thank you

Regards
#robert deane on Apr 12, 2013 :
is there much construction work in aberdeen?be great help to me..:)
#H.Krimat on Jun 26, 2012 :
What about the cost of sport and leisure clubs(Golf,tennis...)

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