Cost of Living Comparison Between Glasgow and Kyoto 

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Consumer Prices in Kyoto are 3.2% lower than in Glasgow (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Kyoto are 11.6% lower than in Glasgow
Rent Prices in Kyoto are 33.7% lower than in Glasgow
Restaurant Prices in Kyoto are 42.6% lower than in Glasgow
Groceries Prices in Kyoto are 33.5% higher than in Glasgow
Local Purchasing Power in Kyoto is 22.4% lower than in Glasgow
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Restaurants
Glasgow Edit Kyoto Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 £
(2,370.96 ¥)
5.38 £
(850.00 ¥)
     -64.1 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 £
(9,483.83 ¥)
37.96 £
(6,000.00 ¥)
     -36.7 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.00 £
(948.38 ¥)
4.43 £
(700.00 ¥)
     -26.2 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.00 £
(632.26 ¥)
2.69 £
(425.00 ¥)
     -32.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.00 £
(632.26 ¥)
4.43 £
(700.00 ¥)
     +10.7 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.00 £
(474.82 ¥)
2.86 £
(451.80 ¥)
     -4.8 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.53 £
(242.13 ¥)
0.91 £
(143.75 ¥)
     -40.6 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.93 £
(147.57 ¥)
0.77 £
(121.25 ¥)
     -17.8 %
Markets
Glasgow Edit Kyoto Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.78 £
(597.50 ¥)
4.44 £
(701.72 ¥)
     +17.4 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.95 £
(149.46 ¥)
1.22 £
(192.38 ¥)
     +28.7 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.57 £
(89.86 ¥)
1.50 £
(237.39 ¥)
     +164.2 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.11 £
(334.12 ¥)
1.62 £
(255.75 ¥)
     -23.5 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.97 £
(469.75 ¥)
6.41 £
(1,013.02 ¥)
     +115.7 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.86 £
(451.82 ¥)
2.65 £
(419.57 ¥)
     -7.1 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.75 £
(750.41 ¥)
5.84 £
(922.31 ¥)
     +22.9 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.86 £
(136.28 ¥)
1.84 £
(290.30 ¥)
     +113.0 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.42 £
(65.92 ¥)
1.12 £
(176.83 ¥)
     +168.2 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.80 £
(127.04 ¥)
2.44 £
(385.55 ¥)
     +203.5 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.88 £
(139.48 ¥)
1.72 £
(272.16 ¥)
     +95.1 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.38 £
(60.38 ¥)
0.88 £
(138.63 ¥)
     +129.6 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.39 £
(61.62 ¥)
0.98 £
(155.00 ¥)
     +151.6 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.76 £
(120.46 ¥)
1.11 £
(175.00 ¥)
     +45.3 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.75 £
(119.11 ¥)
0.73 £
(115.00 ¥)
     -3.4 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.75 £
(1,224.99 ¥)
6.33 £
(1,000.00 ¥)
     -18.4 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.65 £
(260.86 ¥)
1.81 £
(286.87 ¥)
     +10.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.94 £
(306.74 ¥)
2.53 £
(400.00 ¥)
     +30.4 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 12.88 £
(2,035.07 ¥)
3.23 £
(510.00 ¥)
     -74.9 %
Transportation
Glasgow Edit Kyoto Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 £
(395.16 ¥)
1.49 £
(235.00 ¥)
     -40.5 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 73.04 £
(11,545.53 ¥)
69.97 £
(11,060.18 ¥)
     -4.2 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 £
(474.19 ¥)
3.10 £
(490.00 ¥)
     +3.3 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.71 £
(269.64 ¥)
3.26 £
(514.99 ¥)
     +91.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 16.80 £
(2,655.47 ¥)
16.20 £
(2,560.00 ¥)
     -3.6 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.10 £
(964.64 ¥)
3.97 £
(628.20 ¥)
     -34.9 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,000.00 £
(3,793,531.80 ¥)
18,347.02 £
(2,900,000.00 ¥)
     -23.6 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,125.00 £
(4,129,417.42 ¥)
14,761.97 £
(2,333,333.33 ¥)
     -43.5 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Glasgow Edit Kyoto Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 206.86 £
(32,697.26 ¥)
114.41 £
(18,084.09 ¥)
     -44.7 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 £
(15.81 ¥)
0.09 £
(14.50 ¥)
     -8.3 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 28.86 £
(4,562.30 ¥)
24.25 £
(3,833.33 ¥)
     -16.0 %
Sports And Leisure
Glasgow Edit Kyoto Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 28.81 £
(4,553.74 ¥)
49.44 £
(7,814.29 ¥)
     +71.6 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 12.25 £
(1,936.28 ¥)
11.89 £
(1,880.00 ¥)
     -2.9 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 £
(1,580.64 ¥)
10.76 £
(1,700.00 ¥)
     +7.6 %
Childcare
Glasgow Edit Kyoto Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 823.33 £
(130,139.22 ¥)
302.09 £
(47,750.00 ¥)
     -63.3 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 11,375.00 £
(1,797,976.01 ¥)
8,540.85 £
(1,350,000.00 ¥)
     -24.9 %
Clothing And Shoes
Glasgow Edit Kyoto Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 70.59 £
(11,157.45 ¥)
37.12 £
(5,866.67 ¥)
     -47.4 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 28.40 £
(4,488.91 ¥)
20.22 £
(3,196.00 ¥)
     -28.8 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 69.41 £
(10,971.49 ¥)
51.80 £
(8,187.50 ¥)
     -25.4 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 65.31 £
(10,323.54 ¥)
59.20 £
(9,357.14 ¥)
     -9.4 %
Rent Per Month
Glasgow Edit Kyoto Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 787.69 £
(124,505.66 ¥)
442.86 £
(70,000.00 ¥)
     -43.8 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 621.59 £
(98,251.04 ¥)
326.87 £
(51,666.67 ¥)
     -47.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,408.82 £
(222,684.04 ¥)
1,064.97 £
(168,333.33 ¥)
     -24.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,021.14 £
(161,404.72 ¥)
695.92 £
(110,000.00 ¥)
     -31.8 %
Buy Apartment Price
Glasgow Edit Kyoto Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 409.98 £
(64,803.49 ¥)
404.08 £
(63,870.08 ¥)
     -1.4 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 199.12 £
(31,473.70 ¥)
397.82 £
(62,881.10 ¥)
     +99.8 %
Salaries And Financing
Glasgow Edit Kyoto Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,439.71 £
(385,629.82 ¥)
1,672.32 £
(264,333.33 ¥)
     -31.5 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.62 1.48      -59.2 %
Last update: February 2023January 2023
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