Glasgow vs Raleigh - Cost of Living Comparison

Glasgow Raleigh
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1533
$1896
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3750
$4564
🏠 One person rent
$841
$1150
🏘️ Family rent
$1500
$2074
🍽️ Food expenses
$409
$506
🚐 Transport expenses
$142
$86.1
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3163
$4803
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
14 km
🎓 Higher education
94
83
😀 Quality of life
96
89
🏙️ Population
626K
474K

The cost of living in Glasgow is 19% less expensive than in Raleigh. Cities ranked 2601st and 1812th ($1533 vs $1896) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 78th and 1677th 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 2.5 months in Raleigh. Glasgow ranked 2nd best city to live in the United Kingdom vs Raleigh ranked 28th in the United States, while ranked 11th and 128th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Glasgow vs Raleigh

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Glasgow Raleigh
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$17.1
$12.8
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$67.6
$55.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.14
$7.85
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.83
$5.08
 Cappuccino
$3.48
$4.75
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.73
$1.75
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$848
$1294
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$650
$907
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1683
$2402
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1189
$1714
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$118
$105
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$178
$163
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$34.1
$59.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.24%
5.19%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5597
$6118
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2871
$2461
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.01
$2.02
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$92.5
$42.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$13.4
$14.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.89
$1.01
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.14
$0.9
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.27
$2.6
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.27
$3.79
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.5
$2.43
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.15
$8.82
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.9
$9.45
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.5
$13.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.12
$4.38
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.16
$1.41
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
$5.56
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.85
$3.87
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.16
$2.44
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.09
$2.29
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.81
$1.4
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.46
$1.73
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.44
$14
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.05
$2.68
🚬 Cigarette pack
$15.1
$6.49
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.76
$9.31
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.69
$4.04
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.17
$3.23
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.16
$1.86
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$32.6
$34.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.1
$11.7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$100
$142
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.7
$15.2
👖 Brand Jeans
$75.5
$45.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$81.7
$79.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$858
$1164
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$14519
$12235

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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 Raleigh

Distance City Cost of living
12 km or 7.6 mi Garner
$1935
15 km or 9.1 mi Cary
$1989
17 km or 10 mi Morrisville
$1987
21 km or 13 mi Wake Forest
$1947
21 km or 13 mi Apex
$1947
25 km or 16 mi Holly Springs
$2139
28 km or 18 mi Fuquay-Varina
$1933
30 km or 19 mi Durham
$1841
38 km or 23 mi Chapel Hill
$2494
60 km or 37 mi Henderson
$1941
61 km or 38 mi Sanford
$1360
65 km or 41 mi Wilson
$1939
77 km or 48 mi Rocky Mount
$1737
77 km or 48 mi Goldsboro
$1547
78 km or 49 mi Burlington
$1949
87 km or 54 mi Fayetteville
$1570
106 km or 66 mi Asheboro
$1950
109 km or 68 mi Danville
$1441
110 km or 68 mi Greensboro
$1640
114 km or 71 mi Roanoke Rapids
$1935
114 km or 71 mi Kinston
$1979
117 km or 73 mi Greenville
$1710
123 km or 76 mi High Point
$1642
129 km or 80 mi Thomasville
$1508
133 km or 83 mi Kernersville
$1872
137 km or 85 mi Lumberton
$1820
141 km or 87 mi Rockingham
$1946
149 km or 92 mi Winston-Salem
$1724
163 km or 101 mi Jacksonville
$1608
165 km or 103 mi New Bern
$1822
166 km or 103 mi Salisbury
$1949
182 km or 113 mi Kannapolis
$1934
182 km or 113 mi Lynchburg
$1562
183 km or 114 mi Concord
$1876
189 km or 117 mi Havelock
$1590
190 km or 118 mi Wilmington
$1956
191 km or 119 mi Petersburg
$1946
196 km or 122 mi Monroe
$1939
196 km or 122 mi Mint Hill
$1947
198 km or 123 mi Roanoke
$1610