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Cost of Living in Aberdeen

Cost of living in Aberdeen is 7.86% lower than in New York (Info)Our estimator (with default settings) estimate monthly expenses for a single person at 1,056.42$ (730.20£) and for four person family at 3,636.80$ (2,513.76£) (without rent).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 16.00 £ 15.00-20.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 56.00 £ 45.00-65.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.62 £ 5.50-6.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.20 £ 2.99-3.50
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.50 £ 3.00-3.50
Cappuccino (regular) 2.86 £ 2.20-3.75
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.25 £ 1.00-1.55
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 0.96 £ 0.60-1.20
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.89 £ 3.79-4.16
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.96 £ 0.77-1.13
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.53 £ 0.45-0.59
Eggs (12) 2.51 £ 2.20-3.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.61 £ 3.63-6.35
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.66 £ 2.95-4.54
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.48 £ 3.18-4.08
Apples (1 lb) 0.98 £ 0.56-1.36
Banana (1 lb) 0.59 £ 0.40-0.91
Oranges (1 lb) 0.91 £ 0.90-0.91
Tomato (1 lb) 0.79 £ 0.68-0.91
Potato (1 lb) 0.57 £ 0.45-0.68
Onion (1 lb) 0.40 £ 0.35-0.45
Lettuce (1 head) 0.85 £ 0.80-0.90
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.97 £ 0.20-1.50
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 6.00 £ 6.00-9.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.23 £ 1.00-1.50
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 1.48 £ 1.00-2.20
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 8.62 £ 8.00-8.98
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.60 £ 2.20-3.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 60.00 £ 48.00-70.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 £ 2.40-3.60
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.47 £ 2.00-6.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 23.50 £ 23.00-25.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.08 £ 3.97-4.22
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 17,494.50 £ 10,000.00-18,945.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 223.60 £ 150.00-309.09
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.04 £ 0.03-0.05
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 20.45 £ 18.00-24.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 38.50 £ 20.00-62.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.00 £ 10.00-15.50
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 9.00 £ 8.50-11.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 60.83 £ 55.00-70.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 34.29 £ 25.00-45.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 59.38 £ 45.00-75.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 66.25 £ 60.00-80.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 673.33 £ 575.00-800.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 570.50 £ 500.00-675.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,310.00 £ 1,200.00-1,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,181.67 £ 980.00-1,500.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 266.11 £ 185.80-348.38
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 225.75 £ 139.35-309.36
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 1,979.09 £ 1,600.00-2,500.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.28 3.90-4.70

Prices in Aberdeen, United Kingdom

These data are based on 585 entries in the past 18 months from 81 different contributors.
Last update: February, 2016
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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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