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Cost of Living in Aberdeen

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Cost of Living Index (Excl.Rent): 74.57
Rent Index: 30.58
Groceries Index: 60.09
Restaurants Index: 84.13
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index: 53.47
Local Purchasing Power: 117.98
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 £ 10.00-18.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 £ 45.00-65.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.50 £ 5.00-6.20
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.50 £ 3.00-4.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.50 £ 3.00-4.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.75 £ 2.40-3.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.08 £ 1.00-1.50
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.86 £ 0.70-1.20
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.20 £ 1.89-3.79
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.83 £ 0.73-1.09
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.61 £ 0.20-1.02
Eggs (12) 1.78 £ 1.20-2.70
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.10 £ 2.06-5.22
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 2.79 £ 2.49-3.63
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2.83 £ 2.15-5.00
Apples (1 lb) 0.83 £ 0.59-1.00
Banana (1 lb) 0.75 £ 0.45-1.00
Oranges (1 lb) 0.94 £ 0.54-1.18
Tomato (1 lb) 1.23 £ 1.00-1.36
Potato (1 lb) 0.91 £ 0.45-1.32
Onion (1 lb) 0.71 £ 0.45-0.91
Lettuce (1 head) 0.95 £ 0.80-1.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.27 £ 0.80-2.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.00 £ 6.00-10.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.75 £ 1.25-2.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.67 £ 1.00-2.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 8.75 £ 6.00-9.50
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 £ 2.20-2.90
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 55.00 £ 40.00-64.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.60 £ 2.40-3.30
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.95 £ 1.93-2.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 23.00 £ 23.00-23.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.15 £ 3.90-4.47
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 17,000.00 £ 11,000.00-18,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 13,000.00 £
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 196.35 £ 90.00-282.53
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.08 £ 0.05-0.10
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 23.80 £ 17.70-35.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 37.29 £ 20.00-59.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 11.00 £ 8.00-15.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 £ 9.00-10.50
Childcare [ Edit ] Avg.
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child ?
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 13,000.00 £ 13,000.00-13,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 60.00 £ 45.00-90.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 34.00 £ 24.00-50.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 67.22 £ 55.00-80.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 66.82 £ 43.00-100.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 670.00 £ 550.00-800.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 523.21 £ 450.00-650.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,275.00 £ 1,000.00-1,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 980.71 £ 850.00-1,200.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 263.89 £ 185.80-325.16
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 138.89 £ 111.48-261.24
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 2,043.54 £
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.24 2.50-3.99

Prices in Aberdeen, United Kingdom

These data are based on 661 entries in the past 12 months from 59 different contributors.
Last update: February, 2017
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Cost of living in Aberdeen is 25.43% lower than in New York (Info)Our estimator (with default settings) estimate monthly expenses for a single person at 857.45$ (688.87£) and for four person family at 2,963.93$ (2,381.19£) (without rent).
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9 Comments so far

#Diana.B on Jul 16, 2015 :
Hello guys!

I want to apply for a Master programme at Aberdeen University, and I wanted to ask you what are the chances for a student to survive there with a part time job and no help from their parents?

Am I realistic enough to think that I can do this, or I'm sweet dreaming?

Thanks!
#Jess on Jun 04, 2015 :
It's an OK place to live if your one of the 30% on 50k plus a year. Not so much if your part of the citys 25% which earns 15k, yes 25% of this city only earn 15k a year. How they do it I do not know.

Aberdeen will regret not giving anyone who does not earn enough to live here a helping hand to stay.

Say bye to all the NHS, police, fire service, teachers etc.

If you can earn 21-28k a year as a nurse in Aberdeen and the same salary applys to the UK regardless of where you are (appart from London) and a one bed flat costs 130k in Aberdeen or 70k in Dundee, which would you pick!?!
#Odkfn on Mar 12, 2015 :
Lived in Aberdeen/surrounding area all my life - it's pretty expensive. As an "oil city" the cost of living is rather high, 40m^2 1 bedroom apartments sell for £130,000 (in a bad area) up to £150,000 in better areas, bigger one and two bedroom apartments in good areas can run up to £250,000. Unless you are in oil and gas, or have a combined income with a partner, you may struggle to live here.

That being said, the oil price is in a massive slump at the moment, so things may change.
#John on Oct 01, 2014 :
There is no point in being in this city unless you are in oil or a well paid job. I earn 25k a year in the NHS and I cannot afford to move out. House prices and rent are crazy, with barely any council housing available.

If you are single, I'd say you need atleast 40k a year to have a half decent life here, not just a mere existence.
#prachi on Jun 03, 2014 :
Hi
may i know how much cost of living in Aberdeen for 2 people. how much money to survive for 2 people and a baby?
#Jhn on Feb 01, 2014 :
Aberdeen is typical oilfield-victim city. Become very expesive, but doesn't really offer anything above standard regarding quality of life, entertainment, sports etc.
#Josie Perry on Apr 26, 2013 :
what sort of work is there for an aspiring young culinarian?
#Christyne on Apr 20, 2013 :
Hi

How much is the cost for land (square meter) outside of centre?

Thank you

Regards
#robert deane on Apr 12, 2013 :
is there much construction work in aberdeen?be great help to me..:)