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 £ 35.00-100.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.00 £ 5.00-6.99
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.50 £ 2.00-4.50
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.00 £ 3.00-6.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.81 £ 2.00-4.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.29 £ 0.80-2.20
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.81 £ 0.50-1.20
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.43 £ 1.89-4.54
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.85 £ 0.54-1.36
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.44 £ 0.20-0.73
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.89 £ 0.84-3.50
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.67 £ 1.36-5.74
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.64 £ 1.59-4.08
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.06 £ 2.27-4.54
Apples (1 lb) 0.90 £ 0.45-1.43
Banana (1 lb) 0.50 £ 0.33-1.36
Oranges (1 lb) 0.65 £ 0.41-0.91
Tomato (1 lb) 0.92 £ 0.36-1.43
Potato (1 lb) 0.47 £ 0.20-0.68
Onion (1 lb) 0.42 £ 0.23-0.91
Lettuce (1 head) 0.73 £ 0.50-1.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.89 £ 0.50-1.43
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.00 £ 5.00-9.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.73 £ 1.20-2.50
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.98 £ 1.50-3.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 11.93 £ 10.00-13.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 £ 1.75-4.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 60.00 £ 50.00-104.35
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.60 £ 2.20-3.40
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.71 £ 1.50-1.71
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 16.80 £ 13.80-16.80
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.60 £ 3.94-5.15
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,000.00 £ 19,000.00-25,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,277.62 £ 17,500.00-26,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 113.80 £ 80.00-190.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 £ 0.02-0.20
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31.23 £ 24.00-40.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 26.64 £ 15.00-40.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 12.53 £ 7.00-15.00
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 12,975.00 £ 10,000.00-20,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 59.77 £ 35.00-80.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 25.75 £ 15.00-40.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 53.78 £ 34.99-80.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 57.64 £ 30.00-100.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 662.30 £ 550.00-800.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 476.73 £ 400.00-600.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,134.52 £ 700.00-1,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 839.60 £ 550.00-1,200.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 513.63 £ 222.97-999.99
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 168.63 £ 111.48-250.00
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,958.48 £
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.56 2.00-4.50

Prices in Glasgow

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Last update: March 2021
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14 Comments so far
Harlequin on Jan 03, 2021:
We've been living in Glasgow for 1 year. Our monthly expenses:

Rent: £600 (2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Nice and Cosy, 20 mins away from the city center)
Council Tax: £140
Elec & Gas: £75
Internet: £21.5 (Talktalk 30 Mbps)
Mobile: £12 x 2 = £24 (giffgaff 11 GB data, unlimited call)
Kitchen: £300 (Using ALDI to save money. ALDI Rocks!)
Public Transport: £90
Social: What was that? I hate Covid!

People are kind and friendly in Glasgow. We have great neighbors. The weather is kinda "shiet" but we love Glasgow.
Mukesh on Dec 06, 2020:
I got an offer to work in Glasgow. My monthly salary they offered is 2500 pound. I would like relocate from india to Scotland. In my family me ,my wife and a7 year child with me. What will be my monthly expense in Glasgow. How much I can save in a month after my complete expense?
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.