Glasgow vs Sydney - Cost of Living Comparison

Glasgow Sydney
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1533
$2294
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3750
$5214
🏠 One person rent
$841
$1331
🏘️ Family rent
$1500
$2116
🍽️ Food expenses
$409
$501
🚐 Transport expenses
$142
$332
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3163
$4771
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
9 km
🎓 Higher education
94
99
😀 Quality of life
96
99
🏙️ Population
626K
4.84M

The cost of living in Glasgow is 33% less expensive than in Sydney. Cities ranked 2601st and 254th ($1533 vs $2294) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 78th and 1st in the United Kingdom and Australia, respectively. Check the United Kingdom vs Australia comparison.

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

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Prices in Glasgow vs Sydney

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Glasgow Sydney
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$17.1
$12.7
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$67.6
$52.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.14
$9.15
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.83
$5.49
 Cappuccino
$3.48
$3.44
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.73
$2.32
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$848
$1479
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$650
$1138
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1683
$2663
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1189
$1771
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$118
$75.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$178
$117
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$34.1
$49.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.24%
2.78%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5597
$12419
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2871
$7128
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.01
$3.45
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$92.5
$127
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$13.4
$19.6
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.89
$1.41
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.14
$1.15
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.27
$2.05
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.27
$1.8
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.5
$3.5
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.15
$9.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.9
$9.38
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.5
$14.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.12
$2.99
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.16
$2.42
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
$2.64
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.85
$5.23
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.16
$2.11
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.09
$1.85
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.81
$1.01
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.46
$2.79
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.44
$12.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.05
$4.08
🚬 Cigarette pack
$15.1
$28.1
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.76
$8.1
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.69
$3.53
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.17
$2.43
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.16
$2.69
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$32.6
$52.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.1
$13.7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$100
$44.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.7
$17.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$75.5
$74.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$81.7
$99.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$858
$1681
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$14519
$14932

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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 Sydney

Distance City Cost of living
15 km or 9.2 mi Dee Why
$1970
19 km or 12 mi Parramatta
$1896
29 km or 18 mi Kellyville
$1656
29 km or 18 mi Blacktown
$1581
69 km or 43 mi Wollongong
$1554
117 km or 73 mi Newcastle
$1798
158 km or 98 mi Bathurst
$1558
168 km or 104 mi Goulburn
$1700
205 km or 127 mi Orange
$1661
247 km or 154 mi Canberra
$1792
301 km or 187 mi Dubbo
$1445
314 km or 195 mi Port Macquarie
$1640
377 km or 234 mi Armidale
$1677
378 km or 235 mi Wagga Wagga
$1386
436 km or 271 mi Coffs Harbour
$1359
478 km or 297 mi Griffith
$1629
597 km or 371 mi Shepparton
$1442
624 km or 388 mi Byron Bay
$2199
638 km or 396 mi Traralgon
$1626
683 km or 425 mi Gold Coast
$1776
689 km or 428 mi Southport
$1627
695 km or 432 mi Pakenham
$1631
701 km or 436 mi Berwick
$1562
706 km or 439 mi Bendigo
$1610
706 km or 439 mi Toowoomba
$1462
707 km or 439 mi Dandenong
$1498
711 km or 442 mi Ipswich
$1612
711 km or 442 mi Cranbourne
$1587
713 km or 443 mi South Yarra
$1589
713 km or 443 mi Melbourne
$1968
716 km or 445 mi Sunbury
$1625
724 km or 450 mi Frankston
$1957
732 km or 455 mi Melton
$1633
733 km or 455 mi Brisbane
$2056
735 km or 457 mi Tarneit
$1570
736 km or 457 mi Hoppers Crossing
$1682
775 km or 481 mi Caboolture
$1630
778 km or 484 mi Geelong
$1708
779 km or 484 mi Ballarat
$1740
807 km or 502 mi Caloundra
$1630