Glasgow vs Tokyo - Cost of Living Comparison

Glasgow Tokyo
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1533
$1698
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3750
$4410
🏠 One person rent
$841
$803
🏘️ Family rent
$1500
$1693
🍽️ Food expenses
$409
$456
🚐 Transport expenses
$142
$322
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3163
$2899
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
15 km
🎓 Higher education
94
100
😀 Quality of life
96
100
🏙️ Population
626K
14M

The cost of living in Glasgow is 10% less expensive than in Tokyo. Cities ranked 2601st and 2208th ($1533 vs $1698) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 78th and 1st in the United Kingdom and Japan, respectively. Check the United Kingdom vs Japan comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months in Glasgow compared to 1.7 months in Tokyo. Glasgow ranked 2nd best city to live in the United Kingdom vs Tokyo ranked 1st in Japan, while ranked 11th and 1st among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Glasgow vs Tokyo

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Glasgow Tokyo
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$17.1
$6.57
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$67.6
$35.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.14
$5.45
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.83
$4.45
 Cappuccino
$3.48
$3.52
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.73
$1.19
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$848
$1016
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$650
$563
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1683
$2264
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1189
$1286
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$118
$116
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$178
$178
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$34.1
$34.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.24%
1.14%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5597
$9602
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2871
$6179
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.01
$1.51
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$92.5
$77.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$13.4
$29.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.89
$1.25
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.14
$1.43
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.27
$1.71
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.27
$2.68
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.5
$1.94
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.15
$15.6
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.9
$8.17
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.5
$23.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.12
$7.66
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.16
$3.16
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
$6.04
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.85
$5.42
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.16
$4.5
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.09
$3.21
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.81
$0.68
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.46
$1.65
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.44
$9.48
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.05
$2.15
🚬 Cigarette pack
$15.1
$4.26
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.76
$9.2
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.69
$3.31
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.17
$1.29
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.16
$1.58
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$32.6
$68.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.1
$13.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$100
$37.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.7
$25
👖 Brand Jeans
$75.5
$48.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$81.7
$59.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$858
$560
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$14519
$16030

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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 Tokyo

Distance City Cost of living
12 km or 7.3 mi Musashino
$1031
12 km or 7.4 mi Komae
$1026
12 km or 7.5 mi Mitaka
$1047
13 km or 8 mi Wako
$1023
13 km or 8.4 mi Kawaguchi
$1085
14 km or 8.5 mi Hirai
$1019
14 km or 8.9 mi Toda
$1029
14 km or 8.9 mi Chofu
$1055
14 km or 9 mi Nishitokyo
$1046
15 km or 9.3 mi Asaka
$1032
15 km or 9.4 mi Warabi
$1022
16 km or 10 mi Niiza
$1037
17 km or 10 mi Higashikurume
$1023
17 km or 11 mi Koganei
$1026
18 km or 11 mi Kawasaki-ku
$1054
18 km or 11 mi Inagi
$1021
18 km or 11 mi Soka
$1061
18 km or 11 mi Kiyose
$1025
19 km or 12 mi Shiki
$1022
19 km or 12 mi Kawasaki
$1133
19 km or 12 mi Urayasu
$1036
20 km or 12 mi Fuchu
$1064
20 km or 12 mi Saitama
$1179
20 km or 12 mi Kodaira
$1048
20 km or 12 mi Yashio
$1025
21 km or 13 mi Kokubunji
$1026
21 km or 13 mi Higashimurayama
$1031
21 km or 13 mi Miyoshi
$1019
22 km or 14 mi Ichikawa
$1069
22 km or 14 mi Matsudo
$1170
23 km or 14 mi Misato
$1031
23 km or 14 mi Fujimi
$1027
23 km or 14 mi Kunitachi
$1023
23 km or 14 mi Tama
$1029
24 km or 15 mi Tokorozawa
$1081
24 km or 15 mi Koshigaya
$1031
25 km or 15 mi Tachikawa
$1043
25 km or 15 mi Higashiyamato
$1026
26 km or 16 mi Yoshikawa
$1020
26 km or 16 mi Fujimino
$1025