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Cost of Living in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 94.08
Rent Index: 34.96
Groceries Index: 90.29
Restaurants Index: 98.94
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 65.38
Local Purchasing Power: 95.35

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 £
7.50
12.00
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 £
35.00
54.86
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 4.79 £
4.00
5.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.00 £
2.50
3.50
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.00 £
3.00
3.50
Cappuccino (regular) 2.32 £
2.00
2.50
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.03 £
0.75
1.25
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 0.89 £
0.60
1.09
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.91 £
0.60
1.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 1.04 £
0.75
1.30
Rice (white), (1kg) 1.26 £
1.00
1.50
Eggs (12) 2.51 £
2.00
3.50
Local Cheese (1kg) 7.98 £
6.58
10.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 7.56 £
6.00
8.42
Apples (1kg) 1.53 £
1.00
2.00
Oranges (1kg) 1.92 £
1.20
2.50
Tomato (1kg) 2.07 £
1.59
2.35
Potato (1kg) 1.41 £
1.10
1.70
Lettuce (1 head) 0.74 £
0.59
1.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.87 £
0.60
1.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.00 £
6.00
7.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.68 £
1.33
2.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.20 £
1.50
3.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 8.00 £
7.50
8.50
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.50 £
1.50
1.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 51.00 £
50.00
52.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.65 £
2.40
3.00
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 2.00 £
1.12
2.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 22.50 £
20.00
25.00
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.34 £
1.29
1.38
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 14,497.50 £
13,995.00
15,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 151.75 £
119.00
212.50
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.07 £
0.05
0.09
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 18.12 £
12.00
20.00
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 36.18 £
18.99
49.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 9.67 £
8.00
11.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 8.50 £
8.00
9.00
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 56.43 £
45.00
70.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 30.83 £
20.00
40.00
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 59.00 £
55.00
60.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 54.00 £
40.00
75.00
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 629.41 £
600.00
700.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 485.00 £
450.00
500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,050.00 £
1,000.00
1,200.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 783.33 £
700.00
900.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,490.39 £
2,117.00
3,229.17
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,647.00 £
1,647.00
1,647.00
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 1,682.93 £
1,300.00
2,000.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.00
3.00
5.00

These data are based on 857 entries in the past 18 months from 124 different contributors.

Last update: November, 2014

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6 Comments so far

#sundar on Sep 20, 2014 :
Hi Everyone

I got a job in Edinburgh monthly salary will 2850 pounds, what is the tax percent in uk
#Ajay on Sep 10, 2014 :
Hi, I am planning to move to Northern part of Edinburgh. I will bring my wife and 2 kids (7 and 4). The company offered me GBP 47K annum (before tax). I am planning to purchase a used car. Can I afford to live my life there ?. Thanks.
#A Programmer on Jul 27, 2014 :
Hello everyone,

Just been contacted by a company for a job at edinburgh and I was wondering (considering I would be alone) if a 200£ per week to cover everything (rent, food, council tax, energy(heat/electricity..), broadband ...), or should I be looking at 300 ?
(I saw a lot of 1 bed rooom flats around 400£ pcm that would be 15-20 minutes away from the job in the center of town).

So basically can I live in edinburgh with a bit more than 10000£ a year, or is it more 15000£ ? (I would be paid more but the rest would used otherwise).

Thanks
#Software Engg on Jun 24, 2014 :
Hi Everyone,

I am in discussion with a company for Software Job. I have 7 years of exp. Just wanted to know how much salary I can expect in Edinburgh.
#Edinburgh Student on Jun 02, 2014 :
As I am looking just now, a reasonable 1 bed flat in the city center or near Kings Building's costs from £500-800 depending on size/appearance. Council tax will add a couple of thousand pounds annually depending on the tax band (see Edinburgh city council website). Students are normally exempt and if your other half is the only eligible council tax payer then there is a 25% discount. If you are a student then a monthly bus pass is £40 and the buses are amazing. Alternatively an annual parking permit can vary from £50 to £200-ish. There are plenty of supermarkets and two people could easily live on £100 for weekly food plus treats/take away.
In short, £1500 is easily livable for one person and could likely stretch to cover two. However, might be best for your other half to find employment in the area too if you want to build some savings. Hope this helps!
#Al on Apr 26, 2014 :
Hi everyone,

I am offered a PhD position at University of Edinburgh with salary of about 1500 pounds after tax ... I am married with no children ... Can anyone guide me about living cost for a couple at Edinburgh?

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