Glasgow vs Zurich - Cost of Living Comparison

Glasgow Zurich
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1533
$2888
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3750
$7590
🏠 One person rent
$841
$1583
🏘️ Family rent
$1500
$2961
🍽️ Food expenses
$409
$842
🚐 Transport expenses
$142
$226
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3163
$6994
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
8 km
🎓 Higher education
94
78
😀 Quality of life
96
96
🏙️ Population
626K
434K

The cost of living in Glasgow is 47% less expensive than in Zurich. Cities ranked 2601st and 37th ($1533 vs $2888) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 78th and 3rd in the United Kingdom and Switzerland, respectively. Check the United Kingdom vs Switzerland comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months in Glasgow compared to 2.4 months in Zurich. Glasgow ranked 2nd best city to live in the United Kingdom vs Zurich ranked 1st in Switzerland, while ranked 11th and 9th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Glasgow vs Zurich

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Glasgow Zurich
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$17.1
$22
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$67.6
$102
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.14
$15.3
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.83
$7.22
 Cappuccino
$3.48
$5.45
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.73
$4.74
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$848
$1778
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$650
$1313
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1683
$3513
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1189
$2514
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$118
$126
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$178
$196
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$34.1
$51.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.24%
1.38%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5597
$17058
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2871
$10213
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.01
$4.63
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$92.5
$91.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$13.4
$48.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.89
$2.13
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.14
$1.81
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.27
$3.12
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.27
$3.26
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.5
$7.18
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.15
$22
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.9
$27.9
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.5
$51.3
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.12
$3.86
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.16
$2.86
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
$3.16
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.85
$3.81
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.16
$2.48
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.09
$2.43
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.81
$0.9
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.46
$3.07
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.44
$15
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.05
$2.12
🚬 Cigarette pack
$15.1
$8.96
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.76
$18.7
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.69
$5.84
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.17
$3.6
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.16
$3.31
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$32.6
$82.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.1
$21
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$100
$143
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.7
$43
👖 Brand Jeans
$75.5
$99.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$81.7
$112
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$858
$2852
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$14519
$30929

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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 Zurich

Distance City Cost of living
4.2 km or 2.6 mi Altstetten
$2409
6.4 km or 4 mi Dubendorf
$2465
11 km or 6.6 mi Dietikon
$2456
14 km or 8.6 mi Horgen
$2413
14 km or 8.6 mi Uster
$2417
16 km or 9.7 mi Bulach
$2414
19 km or 12 mi Wettingen
$2414
19 km or 12 mi Wadenswil
$2347
19 km or 12 mi Winterthur
$2492
20 km or 13 mi Wetzikon
$2408
20 km or 13 mi Baden
$2696
20 km or 13 mi Baar
$2533
23 km or 15 mi Zug
$2864
28 km or 17 mi Rapperswil-Jona
$2407
33 km or 21 mi Frauenfeld
$2230
36 km or 22 mi Schaffhausen
$2320
37 km or 23 mi Waldshut-Tiengen
$1214
37 km or 23 mi Aarau
$2267
38 km or 24 mi Emmen
$2413
40 km or 25 mi Wil
$2300
40 km or 25 mi Lucerne
$2419
43 km or 27 mi Kriens
$2478
48 km or 30 mi Singen
$1219
51 km or 32 mi Radolfzell
$1212
56 km or 35 mi Kreuzlingen
$2409
57 km or 36 mi Konstanz
$1521
60 km or 37 mi Rheinfelden
$1219
63 km or 39 mi St. Gallen
$1937
63 km or 39 mi Uberlingen
$1218
64 km or 40 mi Donaueschingen
$1220
70 km or 44 mi Riehen
$2310
71 km or 44 mi Tuttlingen
$1289
71 km or 44 mi Lorrach
$1217
74 km or 46 mi Weil am Rhein
$1214
74 km or 46 mi Basel
$2456
76 km or 47 mi Villingen-Schwenningen
$1245
77 km or 48 mi Saint-Louis
$1148
77 km or 48 mi Friedrichshafen
$1283
77 km or 48 mi Schaan
$2099
78 km or 48 mi Allschwil
$2408