Glasgow vs Houston - Cost of Living Comparison

Glasgow Houston
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1533
$1955
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3750
$4545
🏠 One person rent
$841
$1159
🏘️ Family rent
$1500
$1850
🍽️ Food expenses
$409
$484
🚐 Transport expenses
$142
$169
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3163
$5581
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
16 km
🎓 Higher education
94
100
😀 Quality of life
96
93
🏙️ Population
626K
2.2M

The cost of living in Glasgow is 22% less expensive than in Houston. Cities ranked 2601st and 643rd ($1533 vs $1955) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 78th and 526th in the United Kingdom and the United States, respectively. Check the United Kingdom vs the United States comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months in Glasgow compared to 2.9 months in Houston. Glasgow ranked 2nd best city to live in the United Kingdom vs Houston ranked 4th in the United States, while ranked 11th and 33rd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Glasgow vs Houston

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Glasgow Houston
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$17.1
$13.5
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$67.6
$56.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.14
$9.19
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.83
$5.43
 Cappuccino
$3.48
$4.71
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.73
$2.25
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$848
$1309
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$650
$907
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1683
$2135
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1189
$1482
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$118
$119
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$178
$185
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$34.1
$51.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.24%
4.71%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5597
$3283
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2871
$1697
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.01
$1.26
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$92.5
$42.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$13.4
$21
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.89
$1.09
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.14
$0.86
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.27
$2.27
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.27
$2.48
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.5
$3.28
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.15
$12.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.9
$7.75
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.5
$13.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.12
$3.61
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.16
$1.24
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
$3.42
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.85
$3.38
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.16
$1.65
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.09
$2.2
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.81
$1.27
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.46
$2.39
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.44
$14.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.05
$2.87
🚬 Cigarette pack
$15.1
$7.94
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.76
$8.11
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.69
$4.82
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.17
$3.98
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.16
$1.9
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$32.6
$46
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.1
$12.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$100
$101
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.7
$16.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$75.5
$47
👟 Brand Sneakers
$81.7
$90.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$858
$1125
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$14519
$21878

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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

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Distance City Cost of living
22 km or 14 mi Pasadena
$1951
25 km or 15 mi Pearland
$1950
25 km or 16 mi Missouri
$1938
27 km or 17 mi Deer Park
$1947
29 km or 18 mi Sugar Land
$1853
32 km or 20 mi Spring
$1893
33 km or 21 mi Friendswood
$1944
35 km or 22 mi La Porte
$1950
40 km or 25 mi Baytown
$1816
41 km or 25 mi League
$1917
42 km or 26 mi Alvin
$1947
47 km or 29 mi Rosenberg
$1946
48 km or 30 mi The Woodlands
$1896
59 km or 37 mi Texas City
$1945
62 km or 38 mi Conroe
$1874
76 km or 47 mi Galveston
$1926
81 km or 50 mi Lake Jackson
$1949
108 km or 67 mi Huntsville
$1949
126 km or 78 mi Beaumont
$1878
129 km or 80 mi College Station
$1622
138 km or 86 mi Bryan
$1950
140 km or 87 mi Port Arthur
$1943
186 km or 115 mi Lufkin
$1946
188 km or 117 mi Victoria
$1626
203 km or 126 mi Sulphur
$1938
215 km or 134 mi Lake Charles
$1702
217 km or 135 mi Nacogdoches
$1838
229 km or 142 mi Pflugerville
$1954
234 km or 145 mi Austin
$2219
236 km or 146 mi Round Rock
$1912
239 km or 149 mi Temple
$1791
242 km or 150 mi Kyle
$1947
242 km or 150 mi Georgetown
$1953
247 km or 153 mi San Marcos
$1738
249 km or 155 mi Cedar Park
$1951
250 km or 156 mi Seguin
$1939
254 km or 158 mi Leander
$2230
261 km or 162 mi Waco
$1825
262 km or 163 mi Harker Heights
$1940
264 km or 164 mi New Braunfels
$1663