Cost of Living Comparison Between Edinburgh and London 

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Cost of Living in London is 15.1% higher than in Edinburgh (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in London is 38.0% higher than in Edinburgh
Rent Prices in London are 83.6% higher than in Edinburgh
Restaurant Prices in London are 18.5% higher than in Edinburgh
Groceries Prices in London are 1.8% lower than in Edinburgh
Local Purchasing Power in London is 4.9% lower than in Edinburgh
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Restaurants
Edinburgh Edit London Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 £ 20.00 £      +33.3 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 74.00 £ 80.00 £      +8.1 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.90 £ 8.00 £      +1.3 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 £ 6.50 £      +30.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.62 £ 5.75 £      +24.3 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.41 £ 3.62 £      +6.0 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.69 £ 2.05 £      +21.4 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.19 £ 1.63 £      +36.5 %
Markets
Edinburgh Edit London Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.52 £ 4.96 £      +9.7 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.26 £ 1.41 £      +11.8 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.64 £ 0.92 £      +44.7 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.96 £ 3.15 £      +6.3 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.00 £ 3.41 £      -14.8 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.31 £ 3.39 £      +2.2 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.03 £ 5.52 £      -21.6 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.98 £ 1.17 £      +19.2 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.47 £ 0.59 £      +26.2 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.22 £ 1.17 £      -3.9 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.92 £ 1.39 £      -27.3 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.61 £ 0.58 £      -4.7 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.49 £ 0.53 £      +8.5 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.79 £ 0.97 £      +22.5 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.24 £ 1.31 £      +5.9 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.00 £ 9.50 £      +18.8 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.71 £ 2.09 £      +22.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.27 £ 2.44 £      +7.2 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 14.00 £ 15.00 £      +7.1 %
Transportation
Edinburgh Edit London Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 £ 2.80 £      +40.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 62.00 £ 200.00 £      +222.6 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 £ 4.50 £      +12.5 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.26 £ 3.13 £      +38.9 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 £ 30.00 £      0.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.64 £ 5.71 £      +1.1 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,285.00 £ 27,280.00 £      -3.6 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,000.00 £ 25,860.62 £      +17.5 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Edinburgh Edit London Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 259.15 £ 291.61 £      +12.5 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 11.53 £ 15.49 £      +34.4 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 32.24 £ 31.23 £      -3.1 %
Sports And Leisure
Edinburgh Edit London Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 36.04 £ 46.13 £      +28.0 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.00 £ 14.35 £      -4.3 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 £ 15.00 £      +50.0 %
Childcare
Edinburgh Edit London Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,270.67 £ 1,840.34 £      +44.8 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 11,650.00 £ 20,054.76 £      +72.1 %
Clothing And Shoes
Edinburgh Edit London Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 87.39 £ 81.68 £      -6.5 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 37.75 £ 39.57 £      +4.8 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 80.90 £ 89.16 £      +10.2 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 89.89 £ 97.78 £      +8.8 %
Rent Per Month
Edinburgh Edit London Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,257.14 £ 2,131.63 £      +69.6 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 900.00 £ 1,605.16 £      +78.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,247.50 £ 4,422.97 £      +96.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,597.22 £ 2,858.97 £      +79.0 %
Buy Apartment Price
Edinburgh Edit London Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 475.57 £ 1,292.57 £      +171.8 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 327.48 £ 739.22 £      +125.7 %
Salaries And Financing
Edinburgh Edit London Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,671.31 £ 3,507.40 £      +31.3 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.06 5.51      -9.2 %
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