Cost of living in Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Summary of cost of living in Aberdeen

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: £2,990
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: £1,497
  • Aberdeen is the 2nd cheapest city in UK (6 out of 7)
  • Cost of living in Aberdeen is cheaper than in 55% of cities in Western Europe (27 out of 49)
  • Cost of living in Aberdeen is more expensive than in 65% of cities in the World (72 out of 203)

List of prices in Aberdeen
Current as of Apr 2021.

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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 £868
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 £659
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area £621
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 £65
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 less than 10 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: April 20, 2021

Aberdeen position in our World Ranking

the world
72nd
out of 203
western europe
27th
out of 49
uk
6th
out of 7

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

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

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