Glasgow vs Reykjavik - Cost of Living Comparison

Glasgow Reykjavik
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1533
$2127
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3750
$4545
🏠 One person rent
$841
$1203
🏘️ Family rent
$1500
$1891
🍽️ Food expenses
$409
$665
🚐 Transport expenses
$142
$85.5
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3163
$3489
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
4 km
🎓 Higher education
94
51
😀 Quality of life
96
87
🏙️ Population
626K
129K

The cost of living in Glasgow is 28% less expensive than in Reykjavik. Cities ranked 2601st and 377th ($1533 vs $2127) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 78th and 2nd in the United Kingdom and Iceland, respectively. Check the United Kingdom vs Iceland comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months in Glasgow compared to 1.6 months in Reykjavik. Glasgow ranked 2nd best city to live in the United Kingdom vs Reykjavik ranked 1st in Iceland, while ranked 11th and 164th among best cities to live in the world.

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Glasgow Reykjavik
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$17.1
$16.6
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$67.6
$79.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.14
$13.8
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.83
$8.9
 Cappuccino
$3.48
$4.8
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.73
$2.48
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$848
$1282
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$650
$1010
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1683
$2001
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1189
$1637
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$118
$76.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$178
$119
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$34.1
$62.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.24%
5.32%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5597
$6311
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2871
$4566
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.01
$3.62
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$92.5
$72.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$13.4
$27.8
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.89
$2.24
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.14
$1.47
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.27
$3.33
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.27
$3.21
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.5
$5.73
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.15
$14.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.9
$16.8
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.5
$24.5
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.12
$2.92
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.16
$2.13
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
$2.37
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.85
$4.63
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.16
$2.71
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.09
$1.37
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.81
$1.28
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.46
$2.29
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.44
$21
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.05
$3.26
🚬 Cigarette pack
$15.1
$12.1
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.76
$11.5
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.69
$5.47
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.17
$3.91
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.16
$2.87
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$32.6
$60.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.1
$12.6
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$100
$43.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.7
$36.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$75.5
$116
👟 Brand Sneakers
$81.7
$144
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$858
$310
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$14519
$6855

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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 Reykjavik

Distance City Cost of living
6.8 km or 4.2 mi Kopavogur
$2132
9.8 km or 6.1 mi Hafnarfjorur
$1961
38 km or 24 mi Keflavik
$1883
247 km or 153 mi Akureyri
$1701
795 km or 494 mi Torshavn
$1597
1204 km or 748 mi Inverness
$1406
1230 km or 764 mi Elgin
$1409
1300 km or 808 mi Derry
$1261
1309 km or 813 mi Greenock
$1198
1321 km or 821 mi Aberdeen
$1302
1325 km or 823 mi Perth
$1553
1328 km or 825 mi Stirling
$1282
1331 km or 827 mi Paisley
$1498
1333 km or 828 mi Alloa
$1497
1337 km or 831 mi Glasgow
$1533
1339 km or 832 mi Dundee
$1157
1340 km or 833 mi Omagh
$1494
1341 km or 833 mi Cumbernauld
$1505
1342 km or 834 mi Irvine
$1496
1348 km or 838 mi East Kilbride
$1500
1349 km or 838 mi Kilmarnock
$1148
1351 km or 839 mi Dunfermline
$1384
1353 km or 841 mi Hamilton
$1497
1357 km or 843 mi Ayr
$955
1360 km or 845 mi Kirkcaldy
$1285
1365 km or 848 mi Livingston
$1378
1372 km or 852 mi Edinburgh
$1695
1382 km or 859 mi Newtownabbey
$1498
1387 km or 862 mi Belfast
$1545
1390 km or 864 mi Bangor
$1128
1391 km or 864 mi Lisburn
$1495
1401 km or 871 mi Alesund
$1544
1413 km or 878 mi Galway
$1828
1425 km or 886 mi Dundalk
$1694
1431 km or 889 mi Dumfries
$1200
1433 km or 891 mi Nuuk
$2011
1441 km or 895 mi Molde
$1739
1454 km or 903 mi Kristiansund
$1755
1455 km or 904 mi Drogheda
$1683
1455 km or 904 mi Bergen
$1747