Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Edinburgh 

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Consumer Prices in Edinburgh are 12.66% lower than in London (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Edinburgh are 28.78% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Edinburgh are 49.70% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Edinburgh are 1.85% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Edinburgh are 6.00% lower than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Edinburgh is 6.60% lower than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit Edinburgh Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 £ 15.00 £      0.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 £ 60.00 £      0.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.00 £ 5.25 £      -12.50 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 £ 4.50 £      -10.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.61 £ 4.25 £      -7.74 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.89 £ 2.75 £      -5.00 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.48 £ 1.50 £      +1.63 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.11 £ 1.08 £      -2.43 %
Markets
London Edit Edinburgh Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.57 £ 3.53 £      -1.27 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.89 £ 0.94 £      +4.88 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.69 £ 0.57 £      -17.44 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.18 £ 2.12 £      -2.65 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.90 £ 3.12 £      +7.73 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.82 £ 2.96 £      +5.08 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.52 £ 3.87 £      -14.43 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.00 £ 0.89 £      -11.25 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.52 £ 0.51 £      -1.89 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.92 £ 0.81 £      -11.71 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.17 £ 0.88 £      -24.59 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.56 £ 0.43 £      -23.17 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.51 £ 0.39 £      -23.68 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.78 £ 0.63 £      -19.82 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.85 £ 1.02 £      +20.57 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.00 £ 7.25 £      -9.38 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.81 £ 1.70 £      -6.33 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.99 £ 1.89 £      -4.97 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 12.20 £ 12.00 £      -1.64 %
Transportation
London Edit Edinburgh Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 £ 1.80 £      -35.71 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 158.00 £ 56.00 £      -64.56 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 £ 3.00 £      0.00 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.74 £ 2.29 £      -16.47 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.80 £ 24.00 £      -16.67 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.52 £ 4.63 £      +2.58 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,017.50 £ 20,995.00 £      -8.79 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,836.61 £ 20,119.86 £      -11.90 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit Edinburgh Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 181.25 £ 143.23 £      -20.98 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.13 £ 0.10 £      -17.57 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31.66 £ 30.32 £      -4.22 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit Edinburgh Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 45.23 £ 36.07 £      -20.25 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 10.73 £ 13.38 £      +24.64 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.25 £ 10.00 £      -24.53 %
Childcare
London Edit Edinburgh Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,439.72 £ 800.00 £      -44.43 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 17,856.00 £ 14,125.00 £      -20.89 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit Edinburgh Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 59.53 £ 69.05 £      +15.99 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 29.53 £ 30.94 £      +4.78 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 69.80 £ 67.61 £      -3.14 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 82.22 £ 72.86 £      -11.39 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit Edinburgh Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,704.16 £ 817.23 £      -52.04 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,257.08 £ 653.39 £      -48.02 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,320.59 £ 1,549.81 £      -53.33 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,048.82 £ 1,170.00 £      -42.89 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit Edinburgh Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,013.68 £ 383.06 £      -62.21 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 518.08 £ 285.84 £      -44.83 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit Edinburgh Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,968.86 £ 1,974.84 £      -33.48 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.59 2.71      +4.58 %
Last update: May 2021May 2021
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