Cost of Living Comparison Between Aberdeen and Edinburgh 

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Consumer Prices in Edinburgh are 1.98% higher than in Aberdeen (without rent)
Rent Prices in Edinburgh are 31.64% higher than in Aberdeen
Restaurant Prices in Edinburgh are 8.55% higher than in Aberdeen
Groceries Prices in Edinburgh are 1.84% higher than in Aberdeen
Local Purchasing Power in Edinburgh is 23.88% lower than in Aberdeen
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Restaurants
Aberdeen[ Edit ] Edinburgh[ Edit ]Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 £ 15.00 £      0.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 47.50 £ 60.00 £      +26.32 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.00 £ 5.49 £      -8.50 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.40 £ 4.25 £      +25.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.00 £ 4.00 £      0.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.64 £ 2.69 £      +2.18 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.38 £ 1.42 £      +2.41 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.10 £ 1.04 £      -5.84 %
Markets
Aberdeen[ Edit ] Edinburgh[ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.76 £ 3.40 £      +23.01 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.83 £ 0.91 £      +10.05 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.46 £ 0.50 £      +10.75 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.40 £ 2.01 £      +43.40 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.32 £ 3.13 £      +34.53 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.57 £ 3.02 £      +17.30 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.31 £ 3.98 £      -7.70 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.77 £ 0.82 £      +6.23 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.49 £ 0.49 £      +0.43 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.02 £ 0.68 £      -32.89 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.81 £ 0.79 £      -2.00 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.54 £ 0.48 £      -12.12 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.67 £ 0.41 £      -39.81 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.05 £ 0.66 £      -37.33 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.20 £ 1.00 £      -16.90 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.00 £ 8.00 £      +14.29 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.00 £ 1.76 £      -11.75 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.75 £ 1.94 £      -29.45 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 11.00 £ 12.00 £      +9.09 %
Transportation
Aberdeen[ Edit ] Edinburgh[ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.70 £ 1.80 £      -33.33 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 65.00 £ 56.00 £      -13.85 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.60 £ 3.00 £      +15.38 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.20 £ 2.29 £      +3.65 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 36.00 £ 24.00 £      -33.33 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.78 £ 4.75 £      -0.74 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,000.00 £ 20,520.00 £      +2.60 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,000.00 £ 18,943.00 £      -0.30 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Aberdeen[ Edit ] Edinburgh[ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 117.54 £ 145.40 £      +23.70 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.16 £ 0.11 £      -26.89 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31.91 £ 30.64 £      -3.98 %
Sports And Leisure
Aberdeen[ Edit ] Edinburgh[ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 37.61 £ 36.63 £      -2.63 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 16.25 £ 11.88 £      -26.92 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 8.00 £ 10.00 £      +25.00 %
Childcare
Aberdeen[ Edit ] Edinburgh[ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 866.67 £ 868.75 £      +0.24 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 13,000.00 £ 14,125.00 £      +8.65 %
Clothing And Shoes
Aberdeen[ Edit ] Edinburgh[ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 63.08 £ 67.47 £      +6.96 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 28.89 £ 30.10 £      +4.21 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 66.67 £ 70.00 £      +5.00 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 58.89 £ 72.69 £      +23.44 %
Rent Per Month
Aberdeen[ Edit ] Edinburgh[ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 601.92 £ 808.56 £      +34.33 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 470.42 £ 633.87 £      +34.75 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,090.91 £ 1,502.80 £      +37.76 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 925.00 £ 1,120.00 £      +21.08 %
Buy Apartment Price
Aberdeen[ Edit ] Edinburgh[ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 396.32 £ 376.33 £      -5.04 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 117.68 £ 275.52 £      +134.13 %
Salaries And Financing
Aberdeen[ Edit ] Edinburgh[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,294.44 £ 1,911.32 £      -16.70 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.61 2.73      -24.28 %
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