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Cost of Living in Aberdeen

Summary about cost of living in Aberdeen:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 14.50 £ 10.00-20.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 £ 45.00-70.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.59 £ 5.00-6.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.50 £ 3.10-4.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.80 £ 3.20-4.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.76 £ 2.10-3.50
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.48 £ 1.00-2.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.08 £ 0.70-2.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.06 £ 1.89-4.35
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.92 £ 0.73-1.09
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.69 £ 0.45-1.07
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.00 £ 1.30-2.50
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.48 £ 1.81-3.63
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 2.71 £ 2.27-2.95
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.84 £ 2.63-5.67
Apples (1 lb) 0.71 £ 0.45-0.91
Banana (1 lb) 0.65 £ 0.36-0.91
Oranges (1 lb) 0.98 £ 0.45-1.18
Tomato (1 lb) 0.94 £ 0.68-1.27
Potato (1 lb) 0.62 £ 0.45-0.91
Onion (1 lb) 0.67 £ 0.23-1.13
Lettuce (1 head) 0.87 £ 0.69-1.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.02 £ 0.80-1.30
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 6.00 £ 5.50-8.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.00 £ 1.20-2.50
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.50 £ 1.60-3.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.00 £ 9.99-10.40
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.55 £ 2.50-3.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 66.00 £ 60.00-69.57
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 £ 2.40-3.60
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.89 £ 1.56-4.26
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 23.00 £ 10.00-30.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.65 £ 4.39-5.03
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,000.00 £ 15,000.00-20,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 17,962.67 £ 10,000.00-22,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 162.02 £ 102.00-242.86
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.09 £ 0.03-0.35
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 30.62 £ 25.00-35.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 34.14 £ 20.00-50.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 11.25 £ 8.00-15.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 £ 8.00-11.80
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 958.33 £ 450.00-1,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 13,200.00 £ 12,000.00-15,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 66.82 £ 40.00-90.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 30.62 £ 25.00-35.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 65.67 £ 50.00-80.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 73.33 £ 60.00-95.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 589.21 £ 450.00-750.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 513.16 £ 400.00-650.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,103.33 £ 850.00-1,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 883.93 £ 750.00-1,200.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 454.10 £ 139.35-999.99
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 116.13 £ 111.48-192.77
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,126.67 £
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.69 2.99-4.99

Prices in Aberdeen

These data are based on 704 entries in the past 18 months from 90 different contributors.
Last update: February 2019
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3 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.