Cost of living in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district £10
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) £5.66
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast £3.74
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk £0.55
12 eggs, large £2.48
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes £2.01
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese £4.48
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples £1.66
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes £1.97
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket £1.63
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality £8
2 liters of Coca-Cola £1.73
Bread for 2 people for 1 day £0.93
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area £1,685
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat £130
Internet 8MB (1 month) £20
40” flat screen TV £484
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt £63
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) £7
Hourly rate for cleaning help £10
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) £63
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) £29
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) £58
1 pair of leather business shoes £59
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new £17,757
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas £1.20
Monthly ticket public transport £50
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) £16
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) £5.05
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) £4.33
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) £1.96
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) £2.64
4 rolls of toilet paper £1.73
Tube of toothpaste £1.45
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city £14
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub £27
2 tickets to the movies £18
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) £90
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert £47
1 cocktail drink in downtown club £7
Cappuccino in expat area of the city £2.72
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) £3.98
iPod nano 16GB £129
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) £0.22
1 month of gym membership in business district £36
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes £9
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,398 prices entered by 265 different people.
Latest price update: September 04, 2015.

Edinburgh position in our World Ranking

the world
24th
out of 194
western europe
9th
out of 50
uk
3rd
out of 8

Cheapest and most expensive products in Edinburgh compared to other cities:

the world
5th
western europe
2nd
western europe
3rd
western europe
3rd
western europe
4th

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