Cost of Living Comparison Between Edinburgh and London 

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Consumer Prices in London are 18.96% higher than in Edinburgh (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in London are 44.11% higher than in Edinburgh
Rent Prices in London are 99.30% higher than in Edinburgh
Restaurant Prices in London are 6.93% higher than in Edinburgh
Groceries Prices in London are 9.45% higher than in Edinburgh
Local Purchasing Power in London is 4.19% higher than in Edinburgh
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Restaurants
Edinburgh Edit London Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 £ 15.00 £      0.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 52.50 £ 60.00 £      +14.29 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.75 £ 6.00 £      +4.35 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.00 £ 5.00 £      +25.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.40 £ 5.00 £      +13.64 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.82 £ 3.02 £      +7.01 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.54 £ 1.46 £      -5.46 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.06 £ 1.14 £      +7.04 %
Markets
Edinburgh Edit London Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.67 £ 3.58 £      -2.21 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.96 £ 1.00 £      +4.04 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.60 £ 0.73 £      +22.01 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.17 £ 2.23 £      +2.61 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.91 £ 3.00 £      +3.03 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.76 £ 2.61 £      -5.24 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.92 £ 4.89 £      +24.97 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.93 £ 0.93 £      +0.91 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.48 £ 0.48 £      -0.55 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.81 £ 0.89 £      +10.40 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.87 £ 1.07 £      +23.59 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.41 £ 0.53 £      +30.58 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.37 £ 0.52 £      +42.01 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.65 £ 0.80 £      +22.06 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.02 £ 0.99 £      -2.16 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.00 £ 8.00 £      +14.29 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.67 £ 1.92 £      +14.96 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.00 £ 2.19 £      +9.76 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 12.00 £ 13.00 £      +8.33 %
Transportation
Edinburgh Edit London Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.80 £ 2.80 £      +55.56 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 56.00 £ 159.00 £      +183.93 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 £ 3.00 £      0.00 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.29 £ 2.74 £      +19.72 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 24.00 £ 28.80 £      +20.00 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.74 £ 5.04 £      +6.31 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,995.00 £ 23,306.50 £      +11.01 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,119.86 £ 23,909.13 £      +18.83 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Edinburgh Edit London Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 136.88 £ 192.55 £      +40.67 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.11 £ 0.12 £      +16.41 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 30.41 £ 31.91 £      +4.94 %
Sports And Leisure
Edinburgh Edit London Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 35.86 £ 46.26 £      +28.99 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.00 £ 10.16 £      -21.85 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 £ 15.00 £      +50.00 %
Childcare
Edinburgh Edit London Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 807.14 £ 1,436.47 £      +77.97 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 14,125.00 £ 17,470.45 £      +23.68 %
Clothing And Shoes
Edinburgh Edit London Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 67.91 £ 58.09 £      -14.45 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 32.26 £ 28.94 £      -10.31 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 66.74 £ 76.06 £      +13.97 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 75.00 £ 92.24 £      +22.99 %
Rent Per Month
Edinburgh Edit London Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 834.76 £ 1,689.20 £      +102.36 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 664.23 £ 1,269.42 £      +91.11 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,553.65 £ 3,300.00 £      +112.40 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,176.92 £ 2,170.84 £      +84.45 %
Buy Apartment Price
Edinburgh Edit London Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 359.77 £ 1,146.00 £      +218.54 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 292.99 £ 562.85 £      +92.11 %
Salaries And Financing
Edinburgh Edit London Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,084.61 £ 3,129.92 £      +50.14 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.60 2.58      -1.02 %
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