Beijing vs Glasgow - Cost of Living Comparison

Beijing Glasgow
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1281
$1533
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3697
$3750
🏠 One person rent
$754
$841
🏘️ Family rent
$1676
$1500
🍽️ Food expenses
$293
$409
🚐 Transport expenses
$119
$142
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1317
$3163
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
11 km
🎓 Higher education
100
94
😀 Quality of life
75
96
🏙️ Population
21.9M
626K

The cost of living in Beijing is 16% less expensive than in Glasgow. Cities ranked 3239th and 2601st ($1281 vs $1533) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 6th and 78th in China and the United Kingdom, respectively. Check China vs the United Kingdom comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1 months in Beijing compared to 2.1 months in Glasgow. Beijing ranked 6th best city to live in China vs Glasgow ranked 2nd in the United Kingdom, while ranked 755th and 11th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Beijing vs Glasgow

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Beijing Glasgow
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.92
$17.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$35.8
$67.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.57
$7.14
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.74
$4.83
 Cappuccino
$4.65
$3.48
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.64
$1.73
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1064
$848
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$613
$650
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2497
$1683
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1387
$1189
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$27.7
$118
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$43.4
$178
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$23.3
$34.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.21%
3.24%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$18956
$5597
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$10523
$2871
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.74
$3.01
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$38.7
$92.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$5.78
$13.4
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.21
$1.89
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.06
$1.14
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.1
$1.27
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.69
$1.27
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.93
$2.5
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.1
$7.15
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.06
$6.9
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.9
$10.5
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.96
$2.12
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.05
$1.16
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.13
$1.82
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.53
$1.85
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.92
$1.16
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.1
$1.09
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.49
$0.81
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.32
$2.46
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.9
$8.44
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.1
$2.05
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.71
$15.1
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.57
$2.76
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.8
$3.69
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.49
$2.17
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.91
$2.16
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$56.2
$32.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$10.7
$12.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$41.7
$100
💇 Haircut, simple
$12
$13.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$73.3
$75.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.9
$81.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1109
$858
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$30552
$14519

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Cities near Beijing

Distance City Cost of living
50 km or 31 mi Langfang
$726
58 km or 36 mi Zhuozhou
$651
58 km or 36 mi Sanhe
$665
78 km or 49 mi Gaobeidian
$663
87 km or 54 mi Bazhou
$661
109 km or 68 mi Tianjin
$778
135 km or 84 mi Renqiu
$670
137 km or 85 mi Zunhua
$667
139 km or 87 mi Baoding
$512
151 km or 94 mi Binhai
$709
155 km or 97 mi Tangshan
$767
163 km or 101 mi Zhangjiakou
$748
164 km or 102 mi Hejian
$669
176 km or 110 mi Chengde
$697
182 km or 113 mi Cangzhou
$758
189 km or 117 mi Huanghua
$659
189 km or 118 mi Anguo
$651
196 km or 122 mi Dingzhou
$680
197 km or 122 mi Qian'an
$666
198 km or 123 mi Luanzhou
$658
204 km or 127 mi Botou
$660
224 km or 139 mi Shenzhou
$662
228 km or 142 mi Xinle
$657
229 km or 142 mi Pingquan
$653
239 km or 148 mi Jinzhou
$659
241 km or 150 mi Xinji
$662
249 km or 155 mi Gaocheng
$668
249 km or 155 mi Hengshui
$814
252 km or 156 mi Laoling
$665
263 km or 164 mi Shijiazhuang
$576
265 km or 165 mi Datong
$794
272 km or 169 mi Jizhou
$649
273 km or 169 mi Qinhuangdao
$755
273 km or 170 mi Dezhou
$744
281 km or 175 mi Fengzhen
$643
282 km or 175 mi Huairen
$647
294 km or 183 mi Lingyuan
$662
296 km or 184 mi Nangong
$658
302 km or 187 mi Ulanqab
$695
314 km or 195 mi Binzhou
$661

Cities near Glasgow

Distance City Cost of living
11 km or 6.9 mi East Kilbride
$1500
11 km or 7.1 mi Paisley
$1498
16 km or 10 mi Hamilton
$1497
19 km or 12 mi Cumbernauld
$1505
32 km or 20 mi Kilmarnock
$1148
34 km or 21 mi Greenock
$1198
35 km or 21 mi Stirling
$1282
37 km or 23 mi Irvine
$1496
40 km or 25 mi Alloa
$1497
46 km or 29 mi Livingston
$1378
50 km or 31 mi Ayr
$955
54 km or 34 mi Dunfermline
$1384
66 km or 41 mi Edinburgh
$1695
73 km or 45 mi Kirkcaldy
$1285
78 km or 49 mi Perth
$1553
97 km or 60 mi Dumfries
$1200
104 km or 65 mi Dundee
$1157
136 km or 85 mi Carlisle
$1273
152 km or 94 mi Whitehaven
$1461
161 km or 100 mi Bangor
$1128
170 km or 106 mi Newtownabbey
$1498
176 km or 110 mi Belfast
$1545
181 km or 112 mi Inverness
$1406
187 km or 116 mi Lisburn
$1495
191 km or 119 mi Douglas
$1482
193 km or 120 mi Newcastle upon Tyne
$1340
195 km or 121 mi Aberdeen
$1302
196 km or 121 mi Gateshead
$1498
200 km or 124 mi Jarrow
$1496
201 km or 125 mi Tynemouth
$1496
202 km or 126 mi South Shields
$1502
203 km or 126 mi Washington
$1495
207 km or 128 mi Elgin
$1409
208 km or 129 mi Durham
$1372
210 km or 131 mi Sunderland
$1321
211 km or 131 mi Bishop Auckland
$1492
218 km or 135 mi Derry
$1261
219 km or 136 mi Morecambe
$1408
222 km or 138 mi Lancaster
$1424
227 km or 141 mi Darlington
$1211