Glasgow vs Hamilton - Cost of Living Comparison

Glasgow Hamilton
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1533
$1926
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3750
$4430
🏠 One person rent
$841
$1159
🏘️ Family rent
$1500
$2043
🍽️ Food expenses
$409
$529
🚐 Transport expenses
$142
$127
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3163
$2978
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
11 km
🎓 Higher education
94
73
😀 Quality of life
96
88
🏙️ Population
626K
537K

The cost of living in Glasgow is 20% less expensive than in Hamilton. Cities ranked 2601st and 1731st ($1533 vs $1926) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 78th and 23rd in the United Kingdom and Canada, respectively. Check the United Kingdom vs Canada comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months in Glasgow compared to 1.5 months in Hamilton. Glasgow ranked 2nd best city to live in the United Kingdom vs Hamilton ranked 15th in Canada, while ranked 11th and 155th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Glasgow vs Hamilton

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Glasgow Hamilton
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$17.1
$14.9
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$67.6
$62.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.14
$9.37
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.83
$4.93
 Cappuccino
$3.48
$3.56
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.73
$1.89
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$848
$1125
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$650
$988
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1683
$1854
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1189
$1855
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$118
$80.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$178
$125
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$34.1
$63.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.24%
4.38%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5597
$4710
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2871
$4616
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.01
$2.52
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$92.5
$86.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$13.4
$14.6
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.89
$1.54
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.14
$1.66
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.27
$2.58
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.27
$3.17
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.5
$3.13
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.15
$14.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.9
$12.6
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.5
$14.2
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.12
$4.12
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.16
$1.54
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
$3.41
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.85
$3.61
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.16
$1.96
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.09
$2.47
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.81
$1.15
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.46
$1.74
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.44
$11.7
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.05
$2.01
🚬 Cigarette pack
$15.1
$11.4
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.76
$6.89
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.69
$4.68
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.17
$2.45
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.16
$1.75
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$32.6
$37.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.1
$12
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$100
$50.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.7
$14.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$75.5
$50
👟 Brand Sneakers
$81.7
$78.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$858
$879
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$14519
$11824

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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

Cities near Hamilton

Distance City Cost of living
9.4 km or 5.9 mi Burlington
$2146
26 km or 16 mi Oakville
$2191
32 km or 20 mi Brantford
$1816
38 km or 23 mi Cambridge
$1699
42 km or 26 mi Mississauga
$2225
42 km or 26 mi Halton Hills
$1700
45 km or 28 mi Guelph
$1800
48 km or 30 mi Brampton
$1957
52 km or 32 mi St. Catharines
$1822
54 km or 34 mi Kitchener
$1693
57 km or 36 mi Waterloo
$1907
60 km or 37 mi Welland
$1715
60 km or 37 mi Toronto
$2286
67 km or 42 mi Niagara Falls
$1756
71 km or 44 mi Vaughan
$2378
71 km or 44 mi Niagara Falls
$1398
76 km or 47 mi Orangeville
$1894
78 km or 49 mi Richmond Hill
$2166
79 km or 49 mi Grand Island
$1940
85 km or 53 mi North Tonawanda
$1948
86 km or 53 mi Markham
$2466
90 km or 56 mi Stratford
$1754
92 km or 57 mi Buffalo
$1690
92 km or 57 mi Amherst
$1942
92 km or 57 mi New Tecumseth
$1701
95 km or 59 mi Ajax
$2264
97 km or 60 mi Lockport
$1940
98 km or 61 mi West Seneca
$1945
99 km or 62 mi Cheektowaga
$1942
100 km or 62 mi Hamburg
$1904
107 km or 67 mi Orchard Park
$1941
108 km or 67 mi Lancaster
$1934
108 km or 67 mi Clarence
$1938
109 km or 68 mi Oshawa
$1649
116 km or 72 mi London
$1712
127 km or 79 mi Erie
$1580
127 km or 79 mi Barrie
$1447
139 km or 86 mi Jamestown
$1948
154 km or 96 mi Orillia
$1869
169 km or 105 mi Owen Sound
$1832