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Cost of Living in Aberdeen

Summary about cost of living in Aberdeen:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 14.00 £ 12.00-20.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 £ 47.00-68.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.50 £ 5.00-6.00
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) 2.79 £ 2.10-3.50
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.09 £ 1.00-1.50
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.84 £ 0.70-1.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.30 £ 2.46-3.79
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.82 £ 0.73-1.09
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.59 £ 0.20-1.02
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.91 £ 1.50-2.50
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.48 £ 1.81-5.22
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 2.87 £ 2.49-3.63
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.46 £ 2.58-5.00
Apples (1 lb) 0.89 £ 0.59-1.13
Banana (1 lb) 0.83 £ 0.45-1.13
Oranges (1 lb) 0.99 £ 0.68-1.13
Tomato (1 lb) 1.17 £ 0.91-1.36
Potato (1 lb) 0.74 £ 0.45-0.91
Onion (1 lb) 0.75 £ 0.45-0.91
Lettuce (1 head) 0.96 £ 0.80-1.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.18 £ 0.80-2.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.00 £ 5.00-10.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.00 £ 1.25-2.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.00 £ 1.00-3.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 9.50 £ 8.50-10.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 £ 2.30-2.70
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 60.00 £ 40.00-66.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.40 £ 2.40-3.30
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.95 £ 1.93-3.14
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 23.00 £ 23.00-25.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.21 £ 4.05-4.47
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 ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 195.26 £ 90.00-282.53
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.08 £ 0.05-0.10
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 25.24 £ 17.70-35.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 37.32 £ 20.00-59.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 9.33 £ 0.00-15.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 £ 9.50-11.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,100.00 £
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 13,000.00 £ 13,000.00-13,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 64.09 £ 45.00-90.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 34.67 £ 24.00-50.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 69.50 £ 55.00-100.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 67.08 £ 45.00-100.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 650.75 £ 550.00-800.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 527.94 £ 450.00-650.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,268.75 £ 1,000.00-1,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 980.83 £ 800.00-1,200.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
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 156.85 £ 111.48-261.24
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,083.27 £
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, Fixed-Rate 3.13 2.29-3.99

Prices in Aberdeen

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Last update: November 2017
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6 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.