Glasgow vs Johannesburg - Cost of Living Comparison

Glasgow Johannesburg
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1533
$935
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3750
$2244
🏠 One person rent
$841
$447
🏘️ Family rent
$1500
$815
🍽️ Food expenses
$409
$243
🚐 Transport expenses
$142
$165
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3163
$1502
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
12 km
🎓 Higher education
94
73
😀 Quality of life
96
63
🏙️ Population
626K
4.43M

The cost of living in Glasgow is 64% more expensive than in Johannesburg. Cities ranked 2601st and 5608th ($1533 vs $935) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 78th and 1st in the United Kingdom and South Africa, respectively. Check the United Kingdom vs South Africa comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months in Glasgow compared to 1.6 months in Johannesburg. Glasgow ranked 2nd best city to live in the United Kingdom vs Johannesburg ranked 1st in South Africa, while ranked 11th and 4512th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Glasgow vs Johannesburg

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Glasgow Johannesburg
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$17.1
$7.29
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$67.6
$29.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.14
$3.99
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.83
$1.9
 Cappuccino
$3.48
$1.89
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.73
$0.96
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$848
$369
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$650
$324
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1683
$766
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1189
$644
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$118
$63.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$178
$96.6
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$34.1
$49.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.24%
8.2%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5597
$747
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2871
$674
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.01
$1.81
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$92.5
$62.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$13.4
$8.33
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.89
$1.26
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.14
$1.07
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.27
$0.91
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.27
$1.2
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.5
$2.35
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.15
$6.96
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.9
$4.52
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.5
$7.04
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.12
$1.49
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.16
$1.4
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
$1.53
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.85
$1.44
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.16
$1.27
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.09
$1.1
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.81
$0.63
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.46
$1.37
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.44
$4.98
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.05
$1.35
🚬 Cigarette pack
$15.1
$2.95
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.76
$3.33
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.69
$3.31
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.17
$1.66
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.16
$1.25
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$32.6
$28.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.1
$6.07
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$100
$31.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.7
$6.44
👖 Brand Jeans
$75.5
$49.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$81.7
$87.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$858
$225
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$14519
$5141

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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 Johannesburg

Distance City Cost of living
11 km or 6.8 mi Sandton
$907
13 km or 8 mi Randburg
$776
19 km or 12 mi Soweto
$897
28 km or 17 mi Benoni
$821
40 km or 25 mi Springs
$766
41 km or 25 mi Centurion
$734
53 km or 33 mi Pretoria
$835
53 km or 33 mi Vereeniging
$728
59 km or 36 mi Vanderbijlpark
$852
71 km or 44 mi Brits
$763
101 km or 62 mi Rustenburg
$881
109 km or 68 mi Potchefstroom
$639
143 km or 89 mi Bethal
$760
152 km or 94 mi Middelburg
$822
155 km or 97 mi Klerksdorp
$629
179 km or 111 mi Kroonstad
$770
237 km or 147 mi Welkom
$708
244 km or 152 mi Mmabatho
$762
262 km or 163 mi Lobatse
$615
275 km or 171 mi Gaborone
$668
287 km or 179 mi Butha-Buthe
$579
302 km or 188 mi Kanye
$641
311 km or 193 mi Mbabane
$722
323 km or 201 mi Vryheid
$835
325 km or 202 mi Molepolole
$616
329 km or 204 mi Teyateyaneng
$579
333 km or 207 mi Manzini
$733
350 km or 217 mi Maseru
$593
366 km or 228 mi Mahalapye
$544
369 km or 229 mi Bloemfontein
$696
409 km or 254 mi Mafeteng
$579
417 km or 259 mi Palapye
$506
429 km or 267 mi Kimberley
$785
442 km or 275 mi Pietermaritzburg
$685
443 km or 275 mi Matola
$1058
446 km or 277 mi Serowe
$527
454 km or 282 mi Maputo
$1049
501 km or 311 mi Durban
$827
562 km or 349 mi Francistown
$544
577 km or 358 mi Xai-Xai
$1114