Cost of living in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Summary of cost of living in Edinburgh

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: £3,298
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: £1,820
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.
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List of prices in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. Current as of Jan 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district £10
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) £5.70
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast £3.43
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk £0.94
12 eggs, large £2.81
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes £2.04
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese £4.64
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples £2.06
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes £0.65
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket £1.94
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality £8
2 liters of coca-cola £1.95
Bread for 2 people for 1 day £1.18
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area £1,454
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area £1,080
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat £161
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area £1,456
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area £819
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio £110
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) £20
40” flat screen tv £331
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) £79
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) £7
Hourly rate for cleaning help £11
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) £68
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) £24
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) £76
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes £85
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new £20,775
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas £1.22
Monthly ticket public transport £59
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) £19
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) £4.49
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) £6
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) £89
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) £3.69
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) £1.47
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) £3.28
4 rolls of toilet paper £1.87
Tube of toothpaste £1.22
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city £12
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub £34
2 tickets to the movies £19
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) £104
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert £53
1 cocktail drink in downtown club £8
Cappuccino in expat area of the city £2.97
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) £4.82
Ipad wi-fi 128gb £394
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) £0.09
1 month of gym membership in business district £36
1 package of marlboro cigarettes £11
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 318 prices entered by 51 different people.
Latest price update: January 26, 2021

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