Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Edinburgh 

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Cost of Living in Edinburgh is 15.2% lower than in London (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Edinburgh is 28.1% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Edinburgh are 46.5% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Edinburgh are 11.0% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Edinburgh are 3.1% higher than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Edinburgh is 1.9% higher than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit Edinburgh Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 £ 16.00 £      -20.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 £ 75.00 £      -6.2 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 £ 8.00 £      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.50 £ 5.20 £      -20.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.18 £ 4.65 £      -10.2 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.63 £ 3.48 £      -4.2 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.00 £ 1.73 £      -13.3 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.48 £ 1.25 £      -15.3 %
Markets
London Edit Edinburgh Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.95 £ 4.57 £      -7.6 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.37 £ 1.31 £      -4.5 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.94 £ 0.64 £      -31.8 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.06 £ 3.06 £      -0.2 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.58 £ 3.97 £      +10.9 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.36 £ 3.28 £      -2.4 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.33 £ 6.69 £      +25.6 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.19 £ 1.06 £      -11.2 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.59 £ 0.45 £      -23.6 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.12 £ 1.27 £      +13.4 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.49 £ 1.87 £      +25.4 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.57 £ 0.55 £      -4.4 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.55 £ 0.49 £      -10.6 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.98 £ 0.80 £      -18.3 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.18 £ 1.14 £      -3.4 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 9.25 £ 8.00 £      -13.5 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.98 £ 1.73 £      -12.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.44 £ 2.40 £      -1.6 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 £ 15.00 £      0.0 %
Transportation
London Edit Edinburgh Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 £ 2.00 £      -28.6 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 200.00 £ 62.50 £      -68.8 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 £ 4.25 £      +6.2 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.05 £ 2.41 £      -20.9 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 £ 30.00 £      0.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.70 £ 5.62 £      -1.4 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,177.50 £ 28,285.00 £      +0.4 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,212.33 £ 23,400.00 £      -14.0 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit Edinburgh Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 284.37 £ 258.73 £      -9.0 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 14.85 £ 12.40 £      -16.5 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 30.27 £ 33.00 £      +9.0 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit Edinburgh Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 45.49 £ 43.23 £      -5.0 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14.70 £ 18.00 £      +22.5 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.00 £ 12.00 £      -14.3 %
Childcare
London Edit Edinburgh Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,815.85 £ 1,290.56 £      -28.9 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 18,736.00 £ 13,320.00 £      -28.9 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit Edinburgh Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 79.20 £ 88.08 £      +11.2 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 39.07 £ 39.11 £      +0.1 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 89.29 £ 83.25 £      -6.8 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 100.33 £ 97.00 £      -3.3 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit Edinburgh Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,170.83 £ 1,262.50 £      -41.8 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,633.14 £ 891.18 £      -45.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,484.88 £ 2,235.71 £      -50.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,898.75 £ 1,597.37 £      -44.9 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit Edinburgh Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,245.26 £ 462.56 £      -62.9 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 739.22 £ 323.83 £      -56.2 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit Edinburgh Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,734.17 £ 2,737.15 £      -26.7 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.29 5.98      +13.0 %
Last update: July 2024July 2024
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