Cost of living in Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Summary of cost of living in Aberdeen

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 55,839,920 L£ [BM] (£2,990)
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 27,953,243 L£ [BM] (£1,497)
  • Aberdeen is the 2nd cheapest city in UK (6 out of 7)
  • Cost of living in Aberdeen is cheaper than in 57% of cities in Western Europe (29 out of 51)
  • Cost of living in Aberdeen is more expensive than in 62% of cities in the World (77 out of 198)
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List of prices in Aberdeen
Current as of Sep 2021.

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Food Update prices
GBP LBPX
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district £12 (224,678 L£ [BM])
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) £5.43 (101,437 L£ [BM])
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast £3.30 (61,700 L£ [BM])
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk £0.93 (17,379 L£ [BM])
12 eggs, large £2.39 (44,653 L£ [BM])
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes £1.96 (36,591 L£ [BM])
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese £3.47 (64,899 L£ [BM])
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples £1.71 (31,885 L£ [BM])
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes £1.30 (24,300 L£ [BM])
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket £2.12 (39,684 L£ [BM])
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality £7 (128,171 L£ [BM])
2 liters of coca-cola £1.64 (30,644 L£ [BM])
Bread for 2 people for 1 day £1.11 (20,669 L£ [BM])
Housing Update prices
GBP LBPX
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area £1,100 (20,549,175 L£ [BM])
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area £868 (16,210,796 L£ [BM])
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat £170 (3,172,610 L£ [BM])
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area £659 (12,315,702 L£ [BM])
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area £621 (11,601,063 L£ [BM])
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio £126 (2,353,579 L£ [BM])
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) £21 (400,856 L£ [BM])
40” flat screen tv £386 (7,200,579 L£ [BM])
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) £107 (2,004,151 L£ [BM])
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) £6 (120,768 L£ [BM])
Hourly rate for cleaning help £12 (229,805 L£ [BM])
Clothes Update prices
GBP LBPX
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) £62 (1,164,477 L£ [BM])
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) £30 (562,798 L£ [BM])
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) £66 (1,239,516 L£ [BM])
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes £69 (1,284,666 L£ [BM])
Transportation Update prices
GBP LBPX
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new £18,131 (338,654,768 L£ [BM])
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas £1.24 (23,166 L£ [BM])
Monthly ticket public transport £65 (1,207,005 L£ [BM])
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) £15 (282,068 L£ [BM])
Personal Care Update prices
GBP LBPX
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) £2.95 (55,180 L£ [BM])
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) £4.55 (84,911 L£ [BM])
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) £62 (1,153,823 L£ [BM])
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) £2.75 (51,283 L£ [BM])
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) £1.30 (24,368 L£ [BM])
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) £3.71 (69,310 L£ [BM])
4 rolls of toilet paper £1.73 (32,301 L£ [BM])
Tube of toothpaste £1.64 (30,690 L£ [BM])
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city £13 (241,053 L£ [BM])
Entertainment Update prices
GBP LBPX
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub £33 (612,925 L£ [BM])
2 tickets to the movies £18 (339,945 L£ [BM])
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) £66 (1,229,964 L£ [BM])
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert £58 (1,080,155 L£ [BM])
1 cocktail drink in downtown club £8 (149,459 L£ [BM])
Cappuccino in expat area of the city £2.90 (54,212 L£ [BM])
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) £3.86 (72,009 L£ [BM])
Ipad wi-fi 128gb £389 (7,263,823 L£ [BM])
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) £0.10 (1,904 L£ [BM])
1 month of gym membership in business district £36 (681,650 L£ [BM])
1 package of marlboro cigarettes £9 (170,928 L£ [BM])
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on less than 10 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: September 16, 2021

Aberdeen position in our World Ranking

the world
77th
out of 198
western europe
29th
out of 51
uk
6th
out of 7

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

the world
2nd
western europe
1st
western europe
2nd
western europe
2nd
western europe
3rd
western europe
4th

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