Cost of Living Comparison Between Edinburgh and Athens 

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Consumer Prices in Athens are 20.2% lower than in Edinburgh (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Athens are 32.0% lower than in Edinburgh
Rent Prices in Athens are 55.6% lower than in Edinburgh
Restaurant Prices in Athens are 20.1% lower than in Edinburgh
Groceries Prices in Athens are 23.3% lower than in Edinburgh
Local Purchasing Power in Athens is 51.3% lower than in Edinburgh
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Restaurants
Edinburgh Edit Athens Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 £
(17.41 €)
12.92 £
(15.00 €)
     -13.9 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 70.00 £
(81.26 €)
47.38 £
(55.00 €)
     -32.3 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.90 £
(9.17 €)
7.75 £
(9.00 €)
     -1.9 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 £
(5.80 €)
4.31 £
(5.00 €)
     -13.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.65 £
(5.40 €)
4.31 £
(5.00 €)
     -7.4 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.40 £
(3.95 €)
2.94 £
(3.42 €)
     -13.6 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.79 £
(2.08 €)
1.69 £
(1.97 €)
     -5.5 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.20 £
(1.39 €)
0.43 £
(0.50 €)
     -64.1 %
Markets
Edinburgh Edit Athens Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.53 £
(5.26 €)
5.11 £
(5.94 €)
     +12.9 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.26 £
(1.46 €)
0.95 £
(1.11 €)
     -24.0 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.59 £
(0.69 €)
0.98 £
(1.14 €)
     +66.8 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.96 £
(3.44 €)
3.77 £
(4.38 €)
     +27.3 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.00 £
(4.64 €)
4.99 £
(5.79 €)
     +24.8 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.31 £
(3.85 €)
3.97 £
(4.61 €)
     +19.9 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.03 £
(8.16 €)
5.03 £
(5.84 €)
     -28.5 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.95 £
(1.10 €)
0.69 £
(0.80 €)
     -27.3 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.46 £
(0.53 €)
0.71 £
(0.83 €)
     +54.3 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.22 £
(1.42 €)
0.48 £
(0.56 €)
     -60.6 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.92 £
(2.22 €)
0.77 £
(0.90 €)
     -59.6 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.58 £
(0.67 €)
0.46 £
(0.53 €)
     -20.2 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.50 £
(0.58 €)
0.48 £
(0.56 €)
     -3.8 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.80 £
(0.93 €)
0.83 £
(0.97 €)
     +3.4 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.24 £
(1.44 €)
0.75 £
(0.87 €)
     -39.6 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.00 £
(9.29 €)
6.89 £
(8.00 €)
     -13.9 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.71 £
(1.98 €)
1.36 £
(1.58 €)
     -20.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.27 £
(2.64 €)
1.90 £
(2.20 €)
     -16.6 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 14.00 £
(16.25 €)
3.96 £
(4.60 €)
     -71.7 %
Transportation
Edinburgh Edit Athens Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 £
(2.32 €)
1.03 £
(1.20 €)
     -48.3 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 62.00 £
(71.97 €)
25.84 £
(30.00 €)
     -58.3 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 £
(4.64 €)
3.45 £
(4.00 €)
     -13.9 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.26 £
(2.62 €)
1.25 £
(1.45 €)
     -44.7 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 £
(34.82 €)
12.92 £
(15.00 €)
     -56.9 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.69 £
(6.61 €)
6.09 £
(7.06 €)
     +6.9 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,285.00 £
(32,833.35 €)
21,698.31 £
(25,187.50 €)
     -23.3 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,497.00 £
(26,114.62 €)
20,728.02 £
(24,061.17 €)
     -7.9 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Edinburgh Edit Athens Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 272.24 £
(316.02 €)
173.07 £
(200.90 €)
     -36.4 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 11.61 £
(13.48 €)
21.87 £
(25.39 €)
     +88.4 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 32.24 £
(37.42 €)
26.04 £
(30.23 €)
     -19.2 %
Sports And Leisure
Edinburgh Edit Athens Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 33.91 £
(39.36 €)
36.34 £
(42.19 €)
     +7.2 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.33 £
(15.48 €)
20.30 £
(23.56 €)
     +52.2 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 £
(11.61 €)
7.75 £
(9.00 €)
     -22.5 %
Childcare
Edinburgh Edit Athens Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,270.67 £
(1,474.99 €)
381.23 £
(442.53 €)
     -70.0 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 11,650.00 £
(13,523.37 €)
8,332.05 £
(9,671.88 €)
     -28.5 %
Clothing And Shoes
Edinburgh Edit Athens Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 85.99 £
(99.82 €)
70.60 £
(81.95 €)
     -17.9 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 39.62 £
(46.00 €)
27.45 £
(31.87 €)
     -30.7 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 77.67 £
(90.15 €)
76.66 £
(88.98 €)
     -1.3 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 89.89 £
(104.34 €)
92.70 £
(107.61 €)
     +3.1 %
Rent Per Month
Edinburgh Edit Athens Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,270.83 £
(1,475.19 €)
495.70 £
(575.41 €)
     -61.0 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 878.57 £
(1,019.85 €)
423.31 £
(491.38 €)
     -51.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,244.74 £
(2,605.70 €)
926.24 £
(1,075.18 €)
     -58.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,573.53 £
(1,826.56 €)
801.87 £
(930.82 €)
     -49.0 %
Buy Apartment Price
Edinburgh Edit Athens Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 475.57 £
(552.04 €)
234.02 £
(271.65 €)
     -50.8 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 327.48 £
(380.14 €)
222.11 £
(257.83 €)
     -32.2 %
Salaries And Financing
Edinburgh Edit Athens Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,591.31 £
(3,008.00 €)
858.66 £
(996.74 €)
     -66.9 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.12 4.51      -26.3 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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