Cost of Living in Glasgow

Summary about cost of living in Glasgow, United Kingdom:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 13.00 £ 10.00-20.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 £ 45.00-75.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.60 £ 5.00-6.99
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.50 £ 2.50-5.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.05 £ 3.50-6.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.85 £ 2.00-4.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.34 £ 1.00-2.50
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.87 £ 0.60-1.50
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.37 £ 1.89-4.54
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.80 £ 0.45-1.36
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.46 £ 0.20-0.91
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.90 £ 1.00-2.90
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.61 £ 1.36-5.67
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.59 £ 1.59-3.63
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.15 £ 2.27-4.54
Apples (1 lb) 0.86 £ 0.45-1.66
Banana (1 lb) 0.50 £ 0.33-1.36
Oranges (1 lb) 0.64 £ 0.44-2.27
Tomato (1 lb) 0.97 £ 0.54-2.27
Potato (1 lb) 0.46 £ 0.25-0.73
Onion (1 lb) 0.44 £ 0.23-0.91
Lettuce (1 head) 0.72 £ 0.49-1.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.73 £ 0.30-1.10
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.00 £ 5.99-9.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.85 £ 1.21-2.50
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.01 £ 1.17-3.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 11.93 £ 10.00-13.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.48 £ 1.75-3.85
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 56.00 £ 50.00-104.35
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 £ 2.30-3.60
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.71 £ 1.59-5.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 16.80 £ 13.80-30.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.76 £ 4.13-5.22
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,000.00 £ 16,000.00-23,194.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,603.00 £ 17,500.00-23,721.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 112.31 £ 77.27-190.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.12 £ 0.03-0.25
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 30.72 £ 24.00-45.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 26.62 £ 15.00-37.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 11.87 £ 5.00-18.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 £ 7.00-15.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 675.04 £ 400.00-1,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 15,475.00 £ 12,000.00-20,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 59.10 £ 35.00-80.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 27.40 £ 16.00-40.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 53.46 £ 34.99-75.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 58.84 £ 30.00-80.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 655.28 £ 550.00-800.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 460.69 £ 400.00-600.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,089.77 £ 800.00-1,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 810.77 £ 550.00-1,200.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 335.38 £ 195.09-1,672.24
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 155.07 £ 111.48-185.80
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,010.08 £
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.53 2.50-4.04

Prices in Glasgow

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Last update: November 2020
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14 Comments so far
Tina on Sep 26, 2020:
Is Glasgow a good place for an American to retire? Is it better to rent a place or buy a home. I would be moving by myself so I wouldn't need much space
Anonymous on Jun 29, 2020:
we are a four person faily if you would like two know 3 kids 2 parents but one kid did not live with us
Anonymous on Jun 29, 2020:
maybe it was because we lived in a different area and a different financial situation.
Rowan on Jun 29, 2020:
sorry for the last comment might have come of harsh i did not mean any offence and did not know that you have lived in glasgow for the past six years.
although i do not think you are correct having lived in Glasgow myself and never had to pay that much money and the salary was no where near as high
Rowan on Jun 29, 2020:
your website is incorrect my family has lived in Glasgow and the prices of the cost of living and other stuff are totally incorrect you need to take reality check and actually go to Glasgow and see for your self how much lower the prices actually are so don't go posting stuff on the internet without the proper information.

kind regards,
Rowan
Lisa Dion on Nov 10, 2019:
What is the best site to rent a 1 br furnished in Glasgow? Is council tax usually included in the listed rent?
Thank You!
Ellen Moriarty on Aug 15, 2019:
How much is a basic weekly shop (bread, milk ect.) ?
Jitendra on Aug 06, 2018:
I live in Glasgow west end (Partick, near west end retail park) since last one year. My rent is 725 for 2 BHK flat, 153 council tax, Avg. 75 gas n electricity, 44 monthly rail pass, 20 sky broadband, 5-10 mobile, 300 monthly grocery, school for my kid free (council school), around 200 miscellaneous (eating out/weekend shopping/kids toys etc). We are family of 3 (2 adult nd a 5 year old kid, I am the sole earner of family)
Hak Mendez on Aug 02, 2018:
I am planning to move from Canada to Glascow. For a family of four with two young children, how the life would be with 45000 £ /year ?
Tim Redmond on Dec 06, 2017:
Sorry, I meant to add Gas and Electric charges at around £60 per month, and all these figures are for 1/2 bedroom apartment.
Tim Redmond on Dec 06, 2017:
The utilities costs are way out. Council Tax (for garbage, water, sewerage etc) is around £120.

With line rental, broadband (fibre) normally works out at around £70.
Jonathan Naing on Jul 13, 2017:
the rent prices for outside city centre for 1 bed are too high for both inside and outside city, compared to reality, please kindly research and amend.
Luke on Jan 17, 2017:
Thank you Sandra for yours effort in this matter it helps me a lot. Me and my wife thinking about to move to Glasgow.

BR
Lukasz
Sandra Pera on Dec 25, 2016:
These estimates are based on our experience living in Glasgow for the past 6 years. Some regions of Glasgow are very expensive such as West End, Bearsden, Milngavie and Newton Mearnes. Others are less expensive such as Govan, East End, Drumchapel, Maryhill, etc. You are most welcome to update the estimates at any time. Best wishes, SP.