Cost of Living Comparison Between Washington, DC and Glasgow 

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Consumer Prices in Glasgow are 22.5% lower than in Washington, DC (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Glasgow are 39.9% lower than in Washington, DC
Rent Prices in Glasgow are 62.1% lower than in Washington, DC
Restaurant Prices in Glasgow are 16.5% lower than in Washington, DC
Groceries Prices in Glasgow are 38.1% lower than in Washington, DC
Local Purchasing Power in Glasgow is 15.7% lower than in Washington, DC
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Restaurants
Washington, DC Edit Glasgow Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 19.50 $
(16.19 £)
18.07 $
(15.00 £)
     -7.3 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 87.50 $
(72.62 £)
72.29 $
(60.00 £)
     -17.4 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 $
(8.30 £)
7.23 $
(6.00 £)
     -27.7 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.25 $
(6.02 £)
4.82 $
(4.00 £)
     -33.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $
(6.64 £)
4.82 $
(4.00 £)
     -39.8 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.00 $
(4.15 £)
3.62 $
(3.00 £)
     -27.6 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.42 $
(2.01 £)
1.85 $
(1.53 £)
     -23.7 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.17 $
(1.80 £)
1.12 $
(0.93 £)
     -48.1 %
Markets
Washington, DC Edit Glasgow Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.87 $
(3.22 £)
4.55 $
(3.78 £)
     +17.5 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.91 $
(2.41 £)
1.14 $
(0.95 £)
     -60.8 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.00 $
(1.66 £)
0.68 $
(0.57 £)
     -65.7 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.98 $
(3.30 £)
2.55 $
(2.11 £)
     -36.0 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.36 $
(5.28 £)
3.58 $
(2.97 £)
     -43.7 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.35 $
(4.44 £)
3.44 $
(2.86 £)
     -35.6 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.39 $
(6.13 £)
5.72 $
(4.75 £)
     -22.6 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.38 $
(1.98 £)
1.04 $
(0.86 £)
     -56.4 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.90 $
(0.75 £)
0.50 $
(0.42 £)
     -44.0 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.32 $
(1.93 £)
0.97 $
(0.80 £)
     -58.3 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.76 $
(2.29 £)
1.06 $
(0.88 £)
     -61.5 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.58 $
(1.31 £)
0.46 $
(0.38 £)
     -70.8 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.35 $
(1.12 £)
0.47 $
(0.39 £)
     -65.3 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.40 $
(1.99 £)
0.92 $
(0.76 £)
     -61.7 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.13 $
(1.77 £)
0.91 $
(0.75 £)
     -57.4 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
(12.45 £)
9.34 $
(7.75 £)
     -37.8 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.05 $
(2.53 £)
1.99 $
(1.65 £)
     -34.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.66 $
(3.87 £)
2.34 $
(1.94 £)
     -49.9 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 11.00 $
(9.13 £)
15.51 $
(12.88 £)
     +41.0 %
Transportation
Washington, DC Edit Glasgow Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $
(2.28 £)
3.01 $
(2.50 £)
     +9.5 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 102.00 $
(84.66 £)
88.00 $
(73.04 £)
     -13.7 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 $
(4.15 £)
3.61 $
(3.00 £)
     -27.7 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.16 $
(1.79 £)
2.06 $
(1.71 £)
     -4.8 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 32.50 $
(26.98 £)
20.24 $
(16.80 £)
     -37.7 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.75 $
(3.11 £)
7.35 $
(6.10 £)
     +95.9 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,190.00 $
(20,078.01 £)
28,915.21 $
(24,000.00 £)
     +19.5 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,599.78 $
(17,928.10 £)
31,475.41 $
(26,125.00 £)
     +45.7 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Washington, DC Edit Glasgow Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 153.52 $
(127.42 £)
249.23 $
(206.86 £)
     +62.3 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.18 $
(0.15 £)
0.12 $
(0.10 £)
     -32.3 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 57.19 $
(47.47 £)
34.77 $
(28.86 £)
     -39.2 %
Sports And Leisure
Washington, DC Edit Glasgow Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 89.58 $
(74.35 £)
34.71 $
(28.81 £)
     -61.3 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.33 $
(15.22 £)
14.76 $
(12.25 £)
     -19.5 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.00 $
(11.62 £)
12.05 $
(10.00 £)
     -13.9 %
Childcare
Washington, DC Edit Glasgow Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,135.91 $
(1,772.83 £)
991.95 $
(823.33 £)
     -53.6 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 27,479.67 $
(22,808.48 £)
13,704.60 $
(11,375.00 £)
     -50.1 %
Clothing And Shoes
Washington, DC Edit Glasgow Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 55.81 $
(46.33 £)
85.04 $
(70.59 £)
     +52.4 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 33.15 $
(27.52 £)
34.22 $
(28.40 £)
     +3.2 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 95.18 $
(79.00 £)
83.63 $
(69.41 £)
     -12.1 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 137.50 $
(114.13 £)
78.69 $
(65.31 £)
     -42.8 %
Rent Per Month
Washington, DC Edit Glasgow Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,358.41 $
(1,957.51 £)
949.01 $
(787.69 £)
     -59.8 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,876.67 $
(1,557.66 £)
748.89 $
(621.59 £)
     -60.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,900.00 $
(4,067.06 £)
1,697.35 $
(1,408.82 £)
     -65.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,227.27 $
(2,678.68 £)
1,230.27 $
(1,021.14 £)
     -61.9 %
Buy Apartment Price
Washington, DC Edit Glasgow Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 732.26 $
(607.78 £)
493.95 $
(409.98 £)
     -32.5 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 450.00 $
(373.50 £)
239.90 $
(199.12 £)
     -46.7 %
Salaries And Financing
Washington, DC Edit Glasgow Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,799.64 $
(4,813.78 £)
2,939.36 $
(2,439.71 £)
     -49.3 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.09 3.62      -28.8 %
Last update: February 2023February 2023
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