Glasgow vs Toronto - Cost of Living Comparison

Glasgow Toronto
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1533
$2286
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3750
$5218
🏠 One person rent
$841
$1372
🏘️ Family rent
$1500
$2258
🍽️ Food expenses
$409
$526
🚐 Transport expenses
$142
$258
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3163
$3653
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
5 km
🎓 Higher education
94
84
😀 Quality of life
96
94
🏙️ Population
626K
2.73M

The cost of living in Glasgow is 33% less expensive than in Toronto. Cities ranked 2601st and 261st ($1533 vs $2286) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 78th and 6th in the United Kingdom and Canada, respectively. Check the United Kingdom vs Canada comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months in Glasgow compared to 1.6 months in Toronto. Glasgow ranked 2nd best city to live in the United Kingdom vs Toronto ranked 3rd in Canada, while ranked 11th and 31st among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Glasgow vs Toronto

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Glasgow Toronto
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$17.1
$14.4
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$67.6
$65
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.14
$9.16
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.83
$5.68
 Cappuccino
$3.48
$3.74
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.73
$1.94
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$848
$1399
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$650
$1187
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1683
$2405
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1189
$1985
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$118
$86.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$178
$133
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$34.1
$55.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.24%
5.21%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5597
$9852
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2871
$7729
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.01
$2.55
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$92.5
$119
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$13.4
$16.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.89
$1.44
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.14
$2.43
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.27
$2.37
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.27
$2.48
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.5
$3.23
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.15
$13.3
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.9
$12.3
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.5
$13.2
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.12
$3.15
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.16
$1.31
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
$3.2
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.85
$3.3
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.16
$2.37
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.09
$2.33
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.81
$1.03
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.46
$2.02
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.44
$12.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.05
$2.59
🚬 Cigarette pack
$15.1
$12.9
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.76
$9.32
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.69
$4.06
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.17
$2.19
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.16
$1.89
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$32.6
$46.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.1
$11.7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$100
$64
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.7
$19.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$75.5
$61.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$81.7
$90.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$858
$1248
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$14519
$20903

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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 Toronto

Distance City Cost of living
20 km or 13 mi Vaughan
$2378
23 km or 14 mi Mississauga
$2225
24 km or 15 mi Richmond Hill
$2166
26 km or 16 mi Markham
$2466
31 km or 19 mi Brampton
$1957
34 km or 21 mi Oakville
$2191
35 km or 22 mi Ajax
$2264
46 km or 28 mi Halton Hills
$1700
50 km or 31 mi Oshawa
$1649
51 km or 32 mi Burlington
$2146
54 km or 34 mi New Tecumseth
$1701
56 km or 35 mi St. Catharines
$1822
60 km or 37 mi Hamilton
$1926
65 km or 40 mi Orangeville
$1894
67 km or 41 mi Niagara Falls
$1756
71 km or 44 mi Niagara Falls
$1398
71 km or 44 mi Guelph
$1800
77 km or 48 mi Welland
$1715
81 km or 50 mi Grand Island
$1940
81 km or 51 mi Lockport
$1940
82 km or 51 mi North Tonawanda
$1948
82 km or 51 mi Cambridge
$1699
84 km or 52 mi Barrie
$1447
89 km or 56 mi Brantford
$1816
90 km or 56 mi Amherst
$1942
92 km or 57 mi Kitchener
$1693
94 km or 58 mi Waterloo
$1907
96 km or 59 mi Buffalo
$1690
100 km or 62 mi Cheektowaga
$1942
100 km or 62 mi Clarence
$1938
103 km or 64 mi West Seneca
$1945
103 km or 64 mi Orillia
$1869
105 km or 65 mi Lancaster
$1934
111 km or 69 mi Peterborough
$1799
112 km or 70 mi Hamburg
$1904
114 km or 71 mi Orchard Park
$1941
132 km or 82 mi Stratford
$1754
146 km or 91 mi Greece
$1946
146 km or 91 mi Chili
$1943
148 km or 92 mi Gates
$1947