Cost of Living Comparison Between Helsinki and Edinburgh 

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Consumer Prices in Edinburgh are 6.81% lower than in Helsinki (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Edinburgh are 6.08% lower than in Helsinki
Rent Prices in Edinburgh are 4.43% lower than in Helsinki
Restaurant Prices in Edinburgh are 0.43% higher than in Helsinki
Groceries Prices in Edinburgh are 14.83% lower than in Helsinki
Local Purchasing Power in Edinburgh is 6.53% higher than in Helsinki
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Restaurants
Helsinki Edit Edinburgh Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 €
(10.19 £)
17.66 €
(15.00 £)
     +47.18 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 76.00 €
(64.55 £)
61.81 €
(52.50 £)
     -18.67 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 €
(6.79 £)
6.77 €
(5.75 £)
     -15.37 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 €
(5.10 £)
4.71 €
(4.00 £)
     -21.51 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 €
(5.95 £)
5.18 €
(4.40 £)
     -25.99 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.87 €
(3.29 £)
3.32 €
(2.82 £)
     -14.14 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.62 €
(2.23 £)
1.82 €
(1.54 £)
     -30.63 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.73 €
(1.47 £)
1.25 €
(1.06 £)
     -27.43 %
Markets
Helsinki Edit Edinburgh Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.91 €
(3.32 £)
4.32 €
(3.67 £)
     +10.51 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.06 €
(1.75 £)
1.13 €
(0.96 £)
     -45.02 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.99 €
(0.84 £)
0.70 €
(0.60 £)
     -28.65 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.30 €
(1.95 £)
2.55 €
(2.17 £)
     +11.24 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.45 €
(2.93 £)
3.43 €
(2.91 £)
     -0.71 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.03 €
(4.27 £)
3.24 €
(2.76 £)
     -35.51 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.02 €
(5.96 £)
4.61 €
(3.92 £)
     -34.29 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.11 €
(0.95 £)
1.09 €
(0.93 £)
     -2.26 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.75 €
(0.63 £)
0.57 €
(0.48 £)
     -23.97 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.03 €
(0.88 £)
0.95 €
(0.81 £)
     -8.31 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.43 €
(1.21 £)
1.02 €
(0.87 £)
     -28.40 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.49 €
(0.42 £)
0.48 €
(0.41 £)
     -3.04 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.66 €
(0.56 £)
0.43 €
(0.37 £)
     -34.44 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.70 €
(1.44 £)
0.77 €
(0.65 £)
     -54.87 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.54 €
(1.31 £)
1.20 €
(1.02 £)
     -22.15 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 €
(10.19 £)
8.24 €
(7.00 £)
     -31.32 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.58 €
(2.19 £)
1.97 €
(1.67 £)
     -23.72 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.88 €
(2.45 £)
2.35 €
(2.00 £)
     -18.41 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 9.00 €
(7.64 £)
14.13 €
(12.00 £)
     +56.99 %
Transportation
Helsinki Edit Edinburgh Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 €
(2.38 £)
2.12 €
(1.80 £)
     -24.31 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 60.00 €
(50.96 £)
65.93 €
(56.00 £)
     +9.89 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.90 €
(5.01 £)
3.53 €
(3.00 £)
     -40.13 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.77 €
(1.50 £)
2.69 €
(2.29 £)
     +51.99 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 48.70 €
(41.36 £)
28.26 €
(24.00 £)
     -41.98 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.03 €
(5.13 £)
5.58 €
(4.74 £)
     -7.58 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,354.00 €
(22,383.17 £)
24,719.57 €
(20,995.00 £)
     -6.20 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,642.67 €
(22,628.34 £)
23,689.17 €
(20,119.86 £)
     -11.09 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Helsinki Edit Edinburgh Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 100.79 €
(85.60 £)
161.17 €
(136.88 £)
     +59.91 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.08 €
(0.07 £)
0.13 €
(0.11 £)
     +60.26 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 23.19 €
(19.70 £)
35.80 €
(30.41 £)
     +54.37 %
Sports And Leisure
Helsinki Edit Edinburgh Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 40.79 €
(34.64 £)
42.23 €
(35.86 £)
     +3.52 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 27.95 €
(23.74 £)
15.31 €
(13.00 £)
     -45.24 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 €
(12.74 £)
11.77 €
(10.00 £)
     -21.51 %
Childcare
Helsinki Edit Edinburgh Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 303.50 €
(257.77 £)
950.33 €
(807.14 £)
     +213.12 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 5,200.00 €
(4,416.50 £)
16,630.81 €
(14,125.00 £)
     +219.82 %
Clothing And Shoes
Helsinki Edit Edinburgh Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 85.36 €
(72.50 £)
79.96 €
(67.91 £)
     -6.33 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 36.96 €
(31.39 £)
37.99 €
(32.26 £)
     +2.79 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 79.88 €
(67.85 £)
78.58 €
(66.74 £)
     -1.63 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 125.96 €
(106.98 £)
88.31 €
(75.00 £)
     -29.89 %
Rent Per Month
Helsinki Edit Edinburgh Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,020.00 €
(866.31 £)
982.85 €
(834.76 £)
     -3.64 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 791.67 €
(672.38 £)
782.07 €
(664.23 £)
     -1.21 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,019.70 €
(1,715.38 £)
1,829.28 €
(1,553.65 £)
     -9.43 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,384.85 €
(1,176.19 £)
1,385.71 €
(1,176.92 £)
     +0.06 %
Buy Apartment Price
Helsinki Edit Edinburgh Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 817.82 €
(694.60 £)
423.59 €
(359.77 £)
     -48.21 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 443.37 €
(376.57 £)
344.97 €
(292.99 £)
     -22.19 %
Salaries And Financing
Helsinki Edit Edinburgh Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,493.55 €
(2,117.84 £)
2,494.90 €
(2,118.99 £)
     +0.05 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.18 2.60      +121.52 %
Last update: November 2021November 2021
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