Berlin vs Glasgow - Cost of Living Comparison

Berlin Glasgow
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1761
$1533
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3980
$3750
🏠 One person rent
$982
$841
🏘️ Family rent
$1699
$1500
🍽️ Food expenses
$371
$409
🚐 Transport expenses
$271
$142
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3122
$3163
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
19 km
11 km
🎓 Higher education
100
94
😀 Quality of life
95
96
🏙️ Population
3.66M
626K

The cost of living in Berlin is 15% more expensive than in Glasgow. Cities ranked 2074th and 2601st ($1761 vs $1533) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 78th in Germany and the United Kingdom, respectively. Check Germany vs the United Kingdom comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.8 months in Berlin compared to 2.1 months in Glasgow. Berlin ranked 2nd best city to live in Germany vs Glasgow ranked 2nd in the United Kingdom, while ranked 14th and 11th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Berlin vs Glasgow

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Berlin Glasgow
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.75
$17.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$38.5
$67.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.98
$7.14
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.08
$4.83
 Cappuccino
$3.15
$3.48
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.27
$1.73
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$974
$848
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$771
$650
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1966
$1683
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1333
$1189
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$134
$118
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$204
$178
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$36.2
$34.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.01%
3.24%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$8265
$5597
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5438
$2871
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.04
$3.01
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$86.7
$92.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$19.7
$13.4
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$2.09
$1.89
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.07
$1.14
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.4
$1.27
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.76
$1.27
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.97
$2.5
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.4
$7.15
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.26
$6.9
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.5
$10.5
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.45
$2.12
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.78
$1.16
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.44
$1.82
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.58
$1.85
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
$1.16
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.36
$1.09
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.46
$0.81
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.8
$2.46
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.9
$8.44
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.93
$2.05
🚬 Cigarette pack
$8.12
$15.1
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.84
$2.76
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.54
$3.69
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.51
$2.17
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.21
$2.16
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$28.8
$32.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.8
$12.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$82.3
$100
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.1
$13.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$81.6
$75.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$84.5
$81.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$168
$858
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9146
$14519

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Cities near Berlin

Distance City Cost of living
15 km or 9.2 mi Teltow
$1217
18 km or 11 mi Hohen Neuendorf
$1212
18 km or 11 mi Hennigsdorf
$1218
20 km or 13 mi Falkensee
$1219
21 km or 13 mi Bernau bei Berlin
$1217
25 km or 16 mi Potsdam
$1309
25 km or 16 mi Ludwigsfelde
$1220
28 km or 18 mi Oranienburg
$1223
30 km or 19 mi Konigs Wusterhausen
$1220
34 km or 21 mi Werder
$1221
34 km or 21 mi Strausberg
$1215
46 km or 29 mi Eberswalde
$1222
49 km or 31 mi Furstenwalde
$1219
50 km or 31 mi Luckenwalde
$1215
57 km or 36 mi Brandenburg an der Havel
$1216
60 km or 37 mi Neuruppin
$1215
72 km or 44 mi Rathenow
$1218
81 km or 50 mi Frankfurt
$1220
86 km or 53 mi Schwedt
$1148
88 km or 55 mi Wittenberg
$1214
97 km or 60 mi Neustrelitz
$1246
97 km or 60 mi Eisenhuttenstadt
$1215
104 km or 65 mi Stendal
$1215
106 km or 66 mi Cottbus
$997
107 km or 67 mi Burg bei Magdeburg
$1218
107 km or 67 mi Zerbst
$1215
109 km or 68 mi Dessau-Rolau
$1219
109 km or 68 mi Torgau
$1213
116 km or 72 mi Neubrandenburg
$1216
119 km or 74 mi Senftenberg
$1221
121 km or 75 mi Waren
$1212
124 km or 77 mi Bitterfeld-Wolfen
$1216
124 km or 77 mi Schonebeck
$1215
125 km or 78 mi Spremberg
$1219
127 km or 79 mi Magdeburg
$1127
128 km or 79 mi Szczecin
$864
128 km or 80 mi Kothen
$1222
128 km or 80 mi Gorzow Wielkopolski
$709
131 km or 81 mi Delitzsch
$1213
134 km or 83 mi Hoyerswerda
$1216

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