Cost of living in Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Summary of cost of living in Aberdeen

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: £2,995
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: £1,496
  • Aberdeen is the 3rd cheapest city in UK (8 out of 10)
  • Cost of living in Aberdeen is more expensive than in 58% of cities in Western Europe (28 out of 65)
  • Cost of living in Aberdeen is more expensive than in 66% of cities in the World (92 out of 268)
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List of prices in Aberdeen, United Kingdom. Current as of Feb 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district £12
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) £5.43
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast £3.30
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk £0.93
12 eggs, large £2.39
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes £1.96
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese £3.47
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples £1.71
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes £1.30
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket £2.12
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality £7
2 liters of coca-cola £1.64
Bread for 2 people for 1 day £1.11
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area £1,100
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area £870
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat £170
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area £599
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area £624
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio £126
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) £21
40” flat screen tv £386
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) £107
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) £6
Hourly rate for cleaning help £12
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) £62
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) £30
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) £66
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes £69
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new £18,131
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas £1.24
Monthly ticket public transport £66
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) £15
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) £2.95
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) £4.55
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) £62
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) £2.75
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) £1.30
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) £3.71
4 rolls of toilet paper £1.73
Tube of toothpaste £1.64
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city £13
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub £33
2 tickets to the movies £18
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) £66
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert £58
1 cocktail drink in downtown club £8
Cappuccino in expat area of the city £2.90
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) £3.86
Ipad wi-fi 128gb £389
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) £0.10
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 75 prices entered by 24 different people.
Latest price update: February 19, 2020

Aberdeen position in our World Ranking

the world
92nd
out of 268
western europe
28th
out of 65
uk
8th
out of 10

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

the world
1st
western europe
1st
western europe
1st
western europe
3rd
uk
1st
uk
1st

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