Glasgow vs Shanghai - Cost of Living Comparison

Glasgow Shanghai
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1533
$1413
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3750
$4223
🏠 One person rent
$841
$783
🏘️ Family rent
$1500
$1826
🍽️ Food expenses
$409
$347
🚐 Transport expenses
$142
$111
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3163
$1372
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
13 km
🎓 Higher education
94
100
😀 Quality of life
96
77
🏙️ Population
626K
24.9M

The cost of living in Glasgow is 8% more expensive than in Shanghai. Cities ranked 2601st and 2914th ($1533 vs $1413) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 78th and 5th in the United Kingdom and China, respectively. Check the United Kingdom vs China comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months in Glasgow compared to 1 months in Shanghai. Glasgow ranked 2nd best city to live in the United Kingdom vs Shanghai ranked 4th in China, while ranked 11th and 525th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Glasgow vs Shanghai

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Glasgow Shanghai
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$17.1
$6.14
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$67.6
$48.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.14
$6.01
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.83
$2.68
 Cappuccino
$3.48
$4.56
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.73
$0.56
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$848
$1078
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$650
$633
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1683
$2745
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1189
$1493
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$118
$41.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$178
$63.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$34.1
$18.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.24%
5.13%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5597
$18571
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2871
$9787
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.01
$0.59
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$92.5
$30.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$13.4
$6.4
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.89
$1.23
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.14
$2.83
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.27
$2.68
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.27
$1.97
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.5
$2.86
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.15
$18.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.9
$5.29
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.5
$13.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.12
$2.41
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.16
$1.68
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
$2.29
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.85
$1.7
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.16
$0.99
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.09
$1.07
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.81
$0.48
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.46
$1.6
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.44
$17
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.05
$0.99
🚬 Cigarette pack
$15.1
$3.94
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.76
$4.59
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.69
$5.53
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.17
$1.55
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.16
$2.61
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$32.6
$66.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.1
$9.04
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$100
$135
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.7
$18.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$75.5
$78.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$81.7
$108
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$858
$1377
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$14519
$27661

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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 Shanghai

Distance City Cost of living
9.4 km or 5.8 mi Pudong
$759
47 km or 29 mi Taicang
$677
53 km or 33 mi Kunshan
$699
74 km or 46 mi Qidong
$677
82 km or 51 mi Suzhou
$921
82 km or 51 mi Jiaxing
$730
85 km or 53 mi Haimen
$673
88 km or 55 mi Changshu
$689
106 km or 66 mi Nantong
$1047
117 km or 73 mi Zhangjiagang
$686
121 km or 75 mi Wuxi
$861
135 km or 84 mi Huzhou
$720
141 km or 87 mi Jiangyin
$681
142 km or 88 mi Zhoushan
$680
144 km or 89 mi Ningbo
$809
148 km or 92 mi Jingjiang
$665
155 km or 96 mi Shaoxing
$745
158 km or 98 mi Yixing
$678
159 km or 99 mi Changzhou
$782
160 km or 100 mi Rugao
$682
161 km or 100 mi Hangzhou
$882
177 km or 110 mi Taixing
$678
179 km or 111 mi Hai'an
$669
191 km or 119 mi Liyang
$666
197 km or 122 mi Yangzhong
$649
198 km or 123 mi Guangde
$657
201 km or 125 mi Danyang
$669
208 km or 129 mi Taizhou
$696
217 km or 135 mi Dongtai
$675
223 km or 139 mi Zhenjiang
$588
235 km or 146 mi Yangzhou
$709
236 km or 146 mi Jurong
$664
244 km or 152 mi Ningguo
$651
246 km or 153 mi Yiwu
$696
250 km or 155 mi Xinghua
$682
250 km or 156 mi Yizheng
$660
259 km or 161 mi Linhai
$675
260 km or 161 mi Xuancheng
$732
262 km or 163 mi Gaoyou
$669
274 km or 170 mi Nanjing
$817