Glasgow vs Kingston - Cost of Living Comparison

Glasgow Kingston
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1533
$1016
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3750
$2548
🏠 One person rent
$841
$469
🏘️ Family rent
$1500
$971
🍽️ Food expenses
$409
$369
🚐 Transport expenses
$142
$102
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3163
$511
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
4 km
🎓 Higher education
94
39
😀 Quality of life
96
58
🏙️ Population
626K
580K

The cost of living in Glasgow is 51% more expensive than in Kingston. Cities ranked 2601st and 5324th ($1533 vs $1016) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 78th and 1st in the United Kingdom and Jamaica, respectively. Check the United Kingdom vs Jamaica comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months in Glasgow compared to 0.5 months in Kingston. Glasgow ranked 2nd best city to live in the United Kingdom vs Kingston ranked 1st in Jamaica, while ranked 11th and 5527th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Glasgow vs Kingston

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Glasgow Kingston
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$17.1
$5.56
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$67.6
$45.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.14
$6.44
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.83
$1.96
 Cappuccino
$3.48
$3.1
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.73
$0.83
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$848
$568
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$650
$300
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1683
$1223
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1189
$713
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$118
$74.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$178
$115
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$34.1
$40.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.24%
7.97%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5597
$1659
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2871
$800
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.01
$0.79
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$92.5
$32.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$13.4
$20.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.89
$1.31
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.14
$3.45
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.27
$2.73
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.27
$0.83
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.5
$2.71
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.15
$11.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.9
$5.43
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.5
$6.18
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.12
$4.02
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.16
$2.05
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
$3.55
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.85
$2.24
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.16
$1.92
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.09
$1.86
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.81
$0.72
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.46
$1.37
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.44
$12.6
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.05
$2.16
🚬 Cigarette pack
$15.1
$8.44
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.76
$8.17
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.69
$5.98
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.17
$3.19
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.16
$1.63
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$32.6
$47.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.1
$9.7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$100
$21.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.7
$8.82
👖 Brand Jeans
$75.5
$27.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$81.7
$64.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$858
$252
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$14519
$1529

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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 Kingston

Distance City Cost of living
4.4 km or 2.7 mi Half Way Tree
$686
17 km or 11 mi Spanish Town
$681
31 km or 19 mi Linstead
$813
34 km or 21 mi Old Harbour
$655
42 km or 26 mi Port Antonio
$652
48 km or 30 mi May Pen
$663
76 km or 47 mi Mandeville
$592
131 km or 81 mi Montego Bay
$880
144 km or 90 mi Savanna-la-Mar
$797
251 km or 156 mi Santiago de Cuba
$1238
257 km or 160 mi Yara
$1195
263 km or 164 mi Palma Soriano
$1107
265 km or 165 mi Manzanillo
$1829
268 km or 167 mi Bayamo
$1174
293 km or 182 mi Guantanamo
$1261
329 km or 205 mi Holguin
$895
333 km or 207 mi Las Tunas
$1322
356 km or 221 mi Moa
$1723
369 km or 229 mi Anse-a-Veau
$492
395 km or 245 mi Miragoane
$492
397 km or 247 mi Camaguey
$1215
423 km or 263 mi Florida
$1204
450 km or 280 mi Saint-Marc
$495
463 km or 288 mi Gonaives
$507
468 km or 291 mi Carrefour
$517
475 km or 295 mi Port-au-Prince
$531
478 km or 297 mi Ciego de Avila
$1195
479 km or 297 mi Delmas
$505
480 km or 298 mi Petion-Ville
$512
499 km or 310 mi Moron
$1189
504 km or 313 mi George Town
$2888
520 km or 323 mi Sancti Spiritus
$1250
522 km or 324 mi Cap-Haitien
$499
544 km or 338 mi Cerca-la-Source
$493
568 km or 353 mi Placetas
$1166
593 km or 369 mi Santa Clara
$1170
594 km or 369 mi San Juan de la Maguana
$761
597 km or 371 mi Sabaneta
$723
600 km or 373 mi Cienfuegos
$1136
602 km or 374 mi Barahona
$722