Cost of Living Comparison Between Glasgow and Edinburgh 

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Consumer Prices in Edinburgh are 4.3% lower than in Glasgow (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Edinburgh are 4.2% higher than in Glasgow
Rent Prices in Edinburgh are 26.3% higher than in Glasgow
Restaurant Prices in Edinburgh are 1.7% higher than in Glasgow
Groceries Prices in Edinburgh are 5.3% lower than in Glasgow
Local Purchasing Power in Edinburgh is 12.7% 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 £ 60.00 £      0.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.00 £ 6.00 £      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.00 £ 4.80 £      +20.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.00 £ 4.50 £      +12.5 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.00 £ 3.12 £      +3.9 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.53 £ 1.66 £      +8.6 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.93 £ 1.12 £      +20.1 %
Markets
Glasgow Edit Edinburgh Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.78 £ 3.66 £      -3.1 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.95 £ 0.98 £      +3.3 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.57 £ 0.52 £      -8.3 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.11 £ 2.01 £      -5.0 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.97 £ 2.69 £      -9.6 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.86 £ 2.53 £      -11.6 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.75 £ 3.88 £      -18.3 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.86 £ 0.88 £      +1.8 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.42 £ 0.43 £      +3.0 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.80 £ 0.90 £      +11.4 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.88 £ 0.90 £      +1.4 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.38 £ 0.43 £      +13.4 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.39 £ 0.35 £      -11.2 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.76 £ 0.68 £      -11.1 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.75 £ 1.06 £      +40.0 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.75 £ 7.00 £      -9.7 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.65 £ 1.54 £      -6.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.94 £ 1.87 £      -3.7 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 12.88 £ 12.00 £      -6.8 %
Transportation
Glasgow Edit Edinburgh Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 £ 1.80 £      -28.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 73.04 £ 60.00 £      -17.9 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 £ 3.00 £      0.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.71 £ 2.29 £      +34.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 16.80 £ 24.00 £      +42.9 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.10 £ 6.09 £      -0.2 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,000.00 £ 20,500.00 £      -14.6 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,125.00 £ 19,979.88 £      -23.5 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Glasgow Edit Edinburgh Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 206.86 £ 175.94 £      -14.9 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 £ 0.11 £      +14.0 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 28.86 £ 28.68 £      -0.6 %
Sports And Leisure
Glasgow Edit Edinburgh Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 28.81 £ 31.88 £      +10.7 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 12.25 £ 12.33 £      +0.7 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 £ 9.25 £      -7.5 %
Childcare
Glasgow Edit Edinburgh Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 823.33 £ 994.17 £      +20.7 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 11,375.00 £ 11,866.67 £      +4.3 %
Clothing And Shoes
Glasgow Edit Edinburgh Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 70.59 £ 63.12 £      -10.6 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 28.40 £ 35.85 £      +26.2 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 69.41 £ 68.33 £      -1.6 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 65.31 £ 68.62 £      +5.1 %
Rent Per Month
Glasgow Edit Edinburgh Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 787.69 £ 972.29 £      +23.4 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 621.59 £ 751.82 £      +21.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,397.22 £ 1,913.33 £      +36.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,013.70 £ 1,187.65 £      +17.2 %
Buy Apartment Price
Glasgow Edit Edinburgh Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 409.98 £ 415.38 £      +1.3 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 199.12 £ 306.00 £      +53.7 %
Salaries And Financing
Glasgow Edit Edinburgh Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,439.71 £ 2,217.79 £      -9.1 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.62 2.57      -29.2 %
Last update: February 2023January 2023
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