Cost of Living Comparison Between Edinburgh and London 

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Consumer Prices in London are 15.4% higher than in Edinburgh (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in London are 39.0% higher than in Edinburgh
Rent Prices in London are 86.0% higher than in Edinburgh
Restaurant Prices in London are 20.6% higher than in Edinburgh
Groceries Prices in London are 1.1% lower than in Edinburgh
Local Purchasing Power in London is 11.7% 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 70.00 £ 80.00 £      +14.3 %
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) 4.65 £ 5.50 £      +18.3 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.40 £ 3.60 £      +5.6 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.79 £ 1.94 £      +8.6 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.20 £ 1.61 £      +34.1 %
Markets
Edinburgh Edit London Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.53 £ 4.95 £      +9.2 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.26 £ 1.42 £      +12.9 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.59 £ 0.90 £      +52.5 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.96 £ 3.29 £      +11.1 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.00 £ 3.48 £      -13.0 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.31 £ 3.45 £      +4.2 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.03 £ 5.75 £      -18.2 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.95 £ 1.11 £      +16.8 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.46 £ 0.58 £      +25.6 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.22 £ 1.18 £      -3.6 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.92 £ 1.37 £      -28.7 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.58 £ 0.57 £      -1.0 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.50 £ 0.54 £      +9.0 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.80 £ 0.93 £      +15.3 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.24 £ 1.25 £      +1.1 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.00 £ 9.25 £      +15.6 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.71 £ 2.05 £      +20.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.27 £ 2.41 £      +6.0 %
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 £ 4.00 £      0.0 %
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) 5.69 £ 5.73 £      +0.7 %
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) 22,497.00 £ 25,860.62 £      +15.0 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Edinburgh Edit London Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 272.24 £ 287.04 £      +5.4 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 11.61 £ 15.13 £      +30.3 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 32.24 £ 31.12 £      -3.5 %
Sports And Leisure
Edinburgh Edit London Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 33.91 £ 47.02 £      +38.7 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.33 £ 13.91 £      +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) 85.99 £ 83.05 £      -3.4 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 39.62 £ 39.97 £      +0.9 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 77.67 £ 89.11 £      +14.7 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 89.89 £ 96.33 £      +7.2 %
Rent Per Month
Edinburgh Edit London Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,270.83 £ 2,245.83 £      +76.7 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 878.57 £ 1,628.00 £      +85.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,244.74 £ 4,331.08 £      +92.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,573.53 £ 2,892.31 £      +83.8 %
Buy Apartment Price
Edinburgh Edit London Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 475.57 £ 1,311.20 £      +175.7 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 327.48 £ 716.48 £      +118.8 %
Salaries And Financing
Edinburgh Edit London Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,591.31 £ 3,179.46 £      +22.7 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.12 5.60      -8.5 %
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