Glasgow vs Nairobi - Cost of Living Comparison

Glasgow Nairobi
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1533
$716
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3750
$1916
🏠 One person rent
$841
$280
🏘️ Family rent
$1500
$603
🍽️ Food expenses
$409
$241
🚐 Transport expenses
$142
$138
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3163
$460
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
4 km
🎓 Higher education
94
69
😀 Quality of life
96
62
🏙️ Population
626K
5.55M

The cost of living in Glasgow is 114% more expensive than in Nairobi. Cities ranked 2601st and 6447th ($1533 vs $716) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 78th and 1st in the United Kingdom and Kenya, respectively. Check the United Kingdom vs Kenya comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months in Glasgow compared to 0.6 months in Nairobi. Glasgow ranked 2nd best city to live in the United Kingdom vs Nairobi ranked 1st in Kenya, while ranked 11th and 4840th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Glasgow vs Nairobi

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Glasgow Nairobi
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$17.1
$3.72
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$67.6
$25.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.14
$5.73
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.83
$2.07
 Cappuccino
$3.48
$2.32
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.73
$0.55
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$848
$349
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$650
$159
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1683
$891
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1189
$405
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$118
$32.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$178
$49.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$34.1
$50.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.24%
12.96%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5597
$4018
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2871
$654
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.01
$0.84
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$92.5
$32.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$13.4
$11.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.89
$1.14
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.14
$0.94
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.27
$0.47
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.27
$1
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.5
$1.71
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.15
$13.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.9
$6.44
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.5
$4.75
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.12
$2.37
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.16
$0.9
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
$1.77
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.85
$0.89
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.16
$0.9
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.09
$1
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.81
$0.5
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.46
$1.34
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.44
$9.51
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.05
$1.84
🚬 Cigarette pack
$15.1
$2.45
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.76
$2.69
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.69
$4.14
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.17
$1.18
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.16
$1.33
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$32.6
$40.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.1
$6.14
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$100
$25
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.7
$5.63
👖 Brand Jeans
$75.5
$19.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$81.7
$42.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$858
$181
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$14519
$9355

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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 Nairobi

Distance City Cost of living
40 km or 25 mi Thika
$414
56 km or 35 mi Machakos
$384
139 km or 87 mi Nakuru
$462
175 km or 109 mi Meru
$422
232 km or 144 mi Arusha
$591
235 km or 146 mi Moshi
$675
263 km or 164 mi Eldoret
$445
265 km or 165 mi Kisumu
$494
316 km or 196 mi Mumias
$443
367 km or 228 mi Tororo
$491
394 km or 245 mi Mbale
$469
425 km or 264 mi Malindi
$350
441 km or 274 mi Mombasa
$599
444 km or 276 mi Jinja
$405
456 km or 284 mi Mwanza
$555
491 km or 305 mi Tanga
$599
501 km or 311 mi Kira Town
$486
503 km or 313 mi Kampala
$637
507 km or 315 mi Entebbe
$516
564 km or 351 mi Dodoma
$656
603 km or 375 mi Stone Town
$636
604 km or 375 mi Zanzibar
$854
623 km or 387 mi Morogoro
$653
671 km or 417 mi Dar es Salaam
$796
674 km or 419 mi Gulu
$433
741 km or 461 mi Muyinga
$481
751 km or 467 mi Byumba
$668
755 km or 469 mi Kigali
$677
769 km or 478 mi Ruyigi
$481
778 km or 483 mi Kasese
$410
794 km or 494 mi Nyanza
$584
796 km or 495 mi Bunia
$886
798 km or 496 mi Ruhengeri
$600
798 km or 496 mi Ngozi
$481
799 km or 496 mi Butare
$578
801 km or 498 mi Gitega
$473
811 km or 504 mi Rutana
$482
813 km or 505 mi Arua
$470
835 km or 519 mi Kibuye
$663
841 km or 523 mi Beni
$869