Cost of Living Comparison Between Glasgow and Edinburgh 

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Consumer Prices in Edinburgh are 5.9% higher than in Glasgow (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Edinburgh are 11.3% higher than in Glasgow
Rent Prices in Edinburgh are 23.8% higher than in Glasgow
Restaurant Prices in Edinburgh are 7.2% higher than in Glasgow
Groceries Prices in Edinburgh are 15.1% higher than in Glasgow
Local Purchasing Power in Edinburgh is 10.5% lower than in Glasgow
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Restaurants
Glasgow Edit Edinburgh Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 £ 15.00 £      0.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 £ 70.00 £      +16.7 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.00 £ 7.90 £      +12.9 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.50 £ 5.00 £      +11.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.90 £ 4.65 £      -5.1 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.26 £ 3.40 £      +4.5 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.76 £ 1.79 £      +1.8 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.23 £ 1.20 £      -2.2 %
Markets
Glasgow Edit Edinburgh Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.67 £ 4.49 £      -3.7 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.09 £ 1.26 £      +15.4 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.73 £ 0.59 £      -19.6 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.86 £ 2.96 £      +3.5 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.29 £ 4.00 £      +21.4 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.05 £ 3.31 £      +8.6 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.75 £ 7.03 £      +48.2 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.00 £ 0.95 £      -4.6 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.45 £ 0.46 £      +1.7 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.94 £ 1.22 £      +29.8 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.59 £ 1.92 £      +20.4 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.44 £ 0.58 £      +30.3 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.42 £ 0.50 £      +19.4 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.78 £ 0.80 £      +3.0 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.90 £ 1.24 £      +38.4 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.50 £ 8.00 £      +6.7 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.71 £ 1.71 £      -0.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.96 £ 2.27 £      +15.8 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 14.00 £ 14.00 £      0.0 %
Transportation
Glasgow Edit Edinburgh Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.60 £ 2.00 £      -23.1 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 65.90 £ 62.00 £      -5.9 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 £ 4.00 £      0.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.21 £ 2.26 £      +2.3 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 16.80 £ 30.00 £      +78.6 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.73 £ 5.69 £      -0.6 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,285.00 £ 28,285.00 £      0.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,142.86 £ 22,497.00 £      -13.9 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Glasgow Edit Edinburgh Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 276.65 £ 272.24 £      -1.6 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 12.64 £ 11.61 £      -8.2 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 32.23 £ 32.48 £      +0.8 %
Sports And Leisure
Glasgow Edit Edinburgh Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 36.35 £ 33.91 £      -6.7 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14.00 £ 13.33 £      -4.8 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 £ 10.00 £      -16.6 %
Childcare
Glasgow Edit Edinburgh Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 866.67 £ 1,270.67 £      +46.6 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 9,750.00 £ 11,650.00 £      +19.5 %
Clothing And Shoes
Glasgow Edit Edinburgh Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 77.14 £ 85.99 £      +11.5 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 32.82 £ 39.62 £      +20.7 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 84.62 £ 77.67 £      -8.2 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 71.36 £ 89.89 £      +26.0 %
Rent Per Month
Glasgow Edit Edinburgh Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,102.67 £ 1,288.46 £      +16.8 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 772.50 £ 900.00 £      +16.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,750.71 £ 2,244.74 £      +28.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,224.81 £ 1,573.53 £      +28.5 %
Buy Apartment Price
Glasgow Edit Edinburgh Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 324.46 £ 475.57 £      +46.6 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 224.51 £ 327.48 £      +45.9 %
Salaries And Financing
Glasgow Edit Edinburgh Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,565.15 £ 2,553.44 £      -0.5 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.67 6.12      +7.9 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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