Cost of Living in Glasgow

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1533
$3750
🛋️ Without rent
$692
$2250
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$841
$1500
🍽️ Food
$409
$1050
🚐 Transport
$142
$367
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3163
😀 Quality of life
96
🏙️ Population
626K

The average cost of living in Glasgow is $1533, which is in the top 28% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 2601st out of 9294 in our global list, 78th out of 277 in the United Kingdom, and 3rd out of 21 in Scotland.

The median after-tax salary is $3163, which is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months. Ranked 11th (TOP 0.1%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 2nd best city to live in the United Kingdom, and 1st most liveable city in Scotland. With an estimated population of 626K, Glasgow is the 4th largest city in the United Kingdom.

✈️ Closest airport 11 km Glasgow International Airport
😷 Air quality Excellent 5.6 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 91 University of Glasgow
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Prices in Glasgow

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

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