Cost of living in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district £9
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) £5.19
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast £3.83
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk £0.73
12 eggs, large £2.88
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes £1.61
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese £3.85
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples £1.58
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes £0.69
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket £1.27
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality £8
2 liters of Coca-Cola £1.94
Bread for 2 people for 1 day £0.80
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area £2,078
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area £1,898
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat £132
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area £1,443
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area £878
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio £66
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) £17
40” flat screen TV £358
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) £67
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) £7
Hourly rate for cleaning help £10
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) £55
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) £28
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) £56
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes £68
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new £18,066
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas £1.09
Monthly ticket public transport £52
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) £15
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) £4.61
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) £4.50
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) £94
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) £3.00
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) £1.69
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) £2.83
4 rolls of toilet paper £1.68
Tube of toothpaste £1.00
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city £13
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub £26
2 tickets to the movies £18
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) £100
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert £55
1 cocktail drink in downtown club £8
Cappuccino in expat area of the city £2.71
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) £4.55
iPod nano 16GB £115
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) £0.16
1 month of gym membership in business district £30
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes £9
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 541 prices entered by 85 different people.
Latest price update: December 03, 2016.

Edinburgh position in our World Ranking

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54th
out of 236
western europe
17th
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4th
out of 9

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