Glasgow vs San Francisco - Cost of Living Comparison

Glasgow San Francisco
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1533
$3415
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3750
$7268
🏠 One person rent
$841
$2367
🏘️ Family rent
$1500
$3633
🍽️ Food expenses
$409
$693
🚐 Transport expenses
$142
$172
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3163
$3904
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
18 km
🎓 Higher education
94
97
😀 Quality of life
96
89
🏙️ Population
626K
882K

The cost of living in Glasgow is 55% less expensive than in San Francisco. Cities ranked 2601st and 6th ($1533 vs $3415) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 78th and 4th 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 1.1 months in San Francisco. Glasgow ranked 2nd best city to live in the United Kingdom vs San Francisco ranked 25th in the United States, while ranked 11th and 122nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Glasgow San Francisco
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$17.1
$17.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$67.6
$80.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.14
$10.5
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.83
$7.53
 Cappuccino
$3.48
$4.91
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.73
$2.78
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$848
$2660
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$650
$2076
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1683
$4631
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1189
$3090
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$118
$112
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$178
$174
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$34.1
$61.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.24%
5.28%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5597
$11485
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2871
$9524
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.01
$2.98
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$92.5
$87
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$13.4
$19
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.89
$1.57
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.14
$1.36
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.27
$4.13
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.27
$4.42
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.5
$4.76
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.15
$16.6
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.9
$14.9
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.5
$17.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.12
$5.48
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.16
$3.07
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
$5.35
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.85
$6.05
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.16
$2.92
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.09
$3.42
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.81
$1.52
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.46
$2.54
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.44
$16
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.05
$3.21
🚬 Cigarette pack
$15.1
$12.4
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.76
$10.4
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.69
$8.07
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.17
$5.21
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.16
$2.69
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$32.6
$82.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.1
$15.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$100
$131
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.7
$27.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$75.5
$58.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$81.7
$83.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$858
$2641
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$14519
$14161

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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 San Francisco

Distance City Cost of living
11 km or 6.9 mi Daly
$1938
14 km or 8.4 mi South San Francisco
$1954
14 km or 8.8 mi Alameda
$3038
15 km or 9.2 mi Oakland
$3240
16 km or 10 mi Albany
$1949
17 km or 10 mi Berkeley
$2751
17 km or 11 mi San Bruno
$1935
18 km or 11 mi El Cerrito
$1939
18 km or 11 mi Pacifica
$1944
19 km or 12 mi Richmond
$1948
20 km or 12 mi Millbrae
$1951
21 km or 13 mi San Pablo
$1938
22 km or 14 mi Burlingame
$1941
24 km or 15 mi San Leandro
$2188
24 km or 15 mi San Rafael
$2631
26 km or 16 mi San Mateo
$3397
28 km or 17 mi San Lorenzo
$1813
28 km or 18 mi Foster
$2122
29 km or 18 mi Lafayette
$1933
29 km or 18 mi Hercules
$1937
31 km or 19 mi Belmont
$2736
32 km or 20 mi Hayward
$2691
32 km or 20 mi Castro Valley
$2595
34 km or 21 mi San Carlos
$1935
34 km or 21 mi Walnut Creek
$2869
36 km or 23 mi Redwood
$3431
37 km or 23 mi Martinez
$2202
37 km or 23 mi Danville
$2146
37 km or 23 mi Pleasant Hill
$1850
38 km or 24 mi Union
$1945
39 km or 24 mi San Ramon
$2142
39 km or 24 mi Vallejo
$2763
39 km or 24 mi Novato
$1947
39 km or 24 mi Benicia
$1937
41 km or 25 mi Concord
$2695
42 km or 26 mi Menlo Park
$1942
42 km or 26 mi East Palo Alto
$1946
43 km or 27 mi Newark
$1951
45 km or 28 mi Dublin
$1943
46 km or 28 mi Palo Alto
$2864