Cologne vs Edinburgh - Cost of Living Comparison

Cologne Edinburgh
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1502
$1695
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3553
$3835
🏠 One person rent
$800
$1001
🏘️ Family rent
$1406
$1521
🍽️ Food expenses
$375
$413
🚐 Transport expenses
$205
$126
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2485
$2793
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
11 km
🎓 Higher education
91
89
😀 Quality of life
95
93
🏙️ Population
1.08M
488K

The cost of living in Cologne is 11% less expensive than in Edinburgh. Cities ranked 2657th and 2213th ($1502 vs $1695) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 13th and 37th 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 1.7 months in Cologne compared to 1.6 months in Edinburgh. Cologne ranked 3rd best city to live in Germany vs Edinburgh ranked 5th in the United Kingdom, while ranked 15th and 37th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Cologne vs Edinburgh

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Cologne Edinburgh
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12
$14.8
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$43.4
$58.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.6
$7.22
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.95
$5.74
 Cappuccino
$2.83
$3.76
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.32
$2.02
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$746
$1080
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$597
$797
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1462
$2059
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1077
$1120
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$143
$119
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$221
$184
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$30.1
$28.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.4%
2.36%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6543
$4964
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4352
$3800
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.1
$2.2
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$97.6
$72.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.7
$18.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.94
$1.92
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.02
$1.15
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.73
$1.25
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.8
$1.38
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.73
$2.87
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.6
$9.27
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.02
$6.89
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.5
$9.47
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.68
$2.28
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$1.17
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
$2.47
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$2.39
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$1.03
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.91
$0.97
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.25
$0.82
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.68
$2.29
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.08
$9.26
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.8
$2.04
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.34
$13.7
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.01
$6.93
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.02
$5.25
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.48
$2.4
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.64
$1.59
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$30
$38
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.5
$12.2
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$47.9
$109
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.9
$20.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$87.2
$78.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.9
$78.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$512
$961
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10097
$14721

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Cities near Cologne

Distance City Cost of living
9.2 km or 5.7 mi Hurth
$1222
10 km or 6.4 mi Leverkusen
$1474
10 km or 6.4 mi Frechen
$1221
13 km or 7.9 mi Bruhl
$1161
13 km or 7.9 mi Pulheim
$1219
14 km or 8.4 mi Wesseling
$1214
14 km or 8.5 mi Bergisch Gladbach
$1186
15 km or 9.3 mi Niederkassel
$1217
16 km or 10 mi Rosrath
$1219
18 km or 11 mi Monheim am Rhein
$1220
19 km or 12 mi Dormagen
$1220
19 km or 12 mi Erftstadt
$1218
19 km or 12 mi Langenfeld
$1217
20 km or 12 mi Troisdorf
$1221
20 km or 12 mi Leichlingen
$1219
20 km or 12 mi Kerpen
$1218
21 km or 13 mi Bornheim
$1213
21 km or 13 mi Lohmar
$1215
22 km or 14 mi Bergheim
$1138
23 km or 15 mi Siegburg
$1212
24 km or 15 mi Overath
$1217
25 km or 16 mi Sankt Augustin
$1219
25 km or 16 mi Bonn
$1440
26 km or 16 mi Hilden
$1218
26 km or 16 mi Solingen
$969
27 km or 17 mi Elsdorf
$1214
28 km or 17 mi Wermelskirchen
$1221
28 km or 17 mi Haan
$1215
28 km or 18 mi Bedburg
$1214
29 km or 18 mi Hennef
$1216
31 km or 19 mi Grevenbroich
$1218
31 km or 19 mi Remscheid
$1209
31 km or 20 mi Erkrath
$1221
33 km or 20 mi Konigswinter
$1215
34 km or 21 mi Euskirchen
$1211
34 km or 21 mi Neuss
$1281
34 km or 21 mi Mettmann
$1218
35 km or 21 mi Zulpich
$1221
35 km or 21 mi Meckenheim
$1218
35 km or 22 mi Dusseldorf
$1470

Cities near Edinburgh

Distance City Cost of living
18 km or 11 mi Kirkcaldy
$1285
21 km or 13 mi Livingston
$1378
21 km or 13 mi Dunfermline
$1384
42 km or 26 mi Alloa
$1497
49 km or 30 mi Cumbernauld
$1505
49 km or 31 mi Stirling
$1282
52 km or 32 mi Perth
$1553
56 km or 35 mi Hamilton
$1497
59 km or 37 mi Dundee
$1157
65 km or 40 mi East Kilbride
$1500
66 km or 41 mi Glasgow
$1533
78 km or 48 mi Paisley
$1498
89 km or 56 mi Kilmarnock
$1148
98 km or 61 mi Greenock
$1198
99 km or 61 mi Irvine
$1496
102 km or 63 mi Dumfries
$1200
105 km or 65 mi Ayr
$955
120 km or 74 mi Carlisle
$1273
147 km or 91 mi Newcastle upon Tyne
$1340
149 km or 93 mi Aberdeen
$1302
150 km or 93 mi Gateshead
$1498
153 km or 95 mi Tynemouth
$1496
153 km or 95 mi Jarrow
$1496
154 km or 96 mi South Shields
$1502
158 km or 98 mi Washington
$1495
158 km or 98 mi Whitehaven
$1461
164 km or 102 mi Sunderland
$1321
166 km or 103 mi Durham
$1372
173 km or 107 mi Bishop Auckland
$1492
182 km or 113 mi Inverness
$1406
189 km or 117 mi Hartlepool
$1402
189 km or 117 mi Elgin
$1409
190 km or 118 mi Darlington
$1211
194 km or 121 mi Stockton-on-Tees
$1300
197 km or 123 mi Middlesbrough
$1281
211 km or 131 mi Morecambe
$1408
212 km or 132 mi Bangor
$1128
213 km or 132 mi Lancaster
$1424
216 km or 134 mi Douglas
$1482
224 km or 139 mi Newtownabbey
$1498