Cost of Living Comparison Between Washington, DC and Glasgow 

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Consumer Prices in Glasgow are 21.2% lower than in Washington, DC (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Glasgow are 36.0% lower than in Washington, DC
Rent Prices in Glasgow are 55.6% lower than in Washington, DC
Restaurant Prices in Glasgow are 24.8% lower than in Washington, DC
Groceries Prices in Glasgow are 30.9% lower than in Washington, DC
Local Purchasing Power in Glasgow is 26.8% lower than in Washington, DC
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Restaurants
Washington, DC Edit Glasgow Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 $
(19.72 £)
19.02 $
(15.00 £)
     -23.9 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $
(78.88 £)
76.06 $
(60.00 £)
     -23.9 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 $
(9.47 £)
8.87 $
(7.00 £)
     -26.1 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $
(6.31 £)
5.70 $
(4.50 £)
     -28.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.00 $
(7.89 £)
6.34 $
(5.00 £)
     -36.6 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.48 $
(4.33 £)
4.14 $
(3.27 £)
     -24.5 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.46 $
(1.94 £)
2.22 $
(1.75 £)
     -9.6 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.23 $
(1.76 £)
1.57 $
(1.24 £)
     -29.6 %
Markets
Washington, DC Edit Glasgow Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.19 $
(3.30 £)
6.02 $
(4.75 £)
     +43.7 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.73 $
(2.95 £)
1.40 $
(1.10 £)
     -62.6 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.24 $
(1.77 £)
0.89 $
(0.70 £)
     -60.2 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.32 $
(3.41 £)
3.62 $
(2.86 £)
     -16.2 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.45 $
(5.08 £)
4.18 $
(3.29 £)
     -35.2 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.68 $
(4.48 £)
3.89 $
(3.07 £)
     -31.5 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.97 $
(6.29 £)
6.02 $
(4.75 £)
     -24.5 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.38 $
(1.88 £)
1.33 $
(1.05 £)
     -44.2 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.04 $
(0.82 £)
0.59 $
(0.46 £)
     -43.5 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.32 $
(1.83 £)
1.20 $
(0.95 £)
     -48.3 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.77 $
(2.18 £)
2.19 $
(1.73 £)
     -21.0 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.65 $
(1.30 £)
0.56 $
(0.44 £)
     -66.1 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.60 $
(1.26 £)
0.53 $
(0.42 £)
     -66.9 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.80 $
(2.21 £)
0.99 $
(0.78 £)
     -64.6 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.55 $
(2.01 £)
1.15 $
(0.91 £)
     -54.8 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 16.00 $
(12.62 £)
9.82 $
(7.75 £)
     -38.6 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.30 $
(1.81 £)
2.17 $
(1.71 £)
     -5.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.63 $
(3.65 £)
2.48 $
(1.96 £)
     -46.4 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 11.71 $
(9.24 £)
17.75 $
(14.00 £)
     +51.6 %
Transportation
Washington, DC Edit Glasgow Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $
(1.97 £)
3.23 $
(2.55 £)
     +29.3 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 80.00 $
(63.11 £)
88.74 $
(70.00 £)
     +10.9 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $
(2.76 £)
5.07 $
(4.00 £)
     +44.9 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.51 $
(2.77 £)
2.80 $
(2.21 £)
     -20.4 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(23.66 £)
21.30 $
(16.80 £)
     -29.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.66 $
(2.89 £)
7.28 $
(5.74 £)
     +98.7 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 35,699.74 $
(28,160.74 £)
35,857.27 $
(28,285.00 £)
     +0.4 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,275.78 $
(20,726.91 £)
33,141.64 $
(26,142.86 £)
     +26.1 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Washington, DC Edit Glasgow Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 171.50 $
(135.28 £)
356.99 $
(281.60 £)
     +108.2 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 59.12 $
(46.64 £)
16.27 $
(12.83 £)
     -72.5 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 63.14 $
(49.81 £)
40.99 $
(32.33 £)
     -35.1 %
Sports And Leisure
Washington, DC Edit Glasgow Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 104.29 $
(82.26 £)
46.08 $
(36.35 £)
     -55.8 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 31.22 $
(24.62 £)
17.75 $
(14.00 £)
     -43.1 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $
(11.83 £)
15.20 $
(11.99 £)
     +1.3 %
Childcare
Washington, DC Edit Glasgow Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,326.57 $
(1,835.25 £)
1,098.68 $
(866.67 £)
     -52.8 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 51,000.00 $
(40,229.92 £)
12,360.20 $
(9,750.00 £)
     -75.8 %
Clothing And Shoes
Washington, DC Edit Glasgow Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 71.34 $
(56.27 £)
97.80 $
(77.14 £)
     +37.1 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 50.96 $
(40.20 £)
41.31 $
(32.58 £)
     -18.9 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 113.89 $
(89.84 £)
107.27 $
(84.62 £)
     -5.8 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 169.14 $
(133.42 £)
89.27 $
(70.42 £)
     -47.2 %
Rent Per Month
Washington, DC Edit Glasgow Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,573.91 $
(2,030.36 £)
1,397.87 $
(1,102.67 £)
     -45.7 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,073.47 $
(1,635.60 £)
979.31 $
(772.50 £)
     -52.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,436.11 $
(4,288.12 £)
2,219.40 $
(1,750.71 £)
     -59.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,754.41 $
(2,961.56 £)
1,549.15 $
(1,222.00 £)
     -58.7 %
Buy Apartment Price
Washington, DC Edit Glasgow Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 841.88 $
(664.09 £)
411.32 $
(324.46 £)
     -51.1 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 582.34 $
(459.36 £)
284.61 $
(224.51 £)
     -51.1 %
Salaries And Financing
Washington, DC Edit Glasgow Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,766.75 $
(5,337.77 £)
3,168.36 $
(2,499.27 £)
     -53.2 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.58 5.72      -13.1 %
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