Cost of living in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Food [Edit]
GBP EUR
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district £10 (€11)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) £5.20 (€5.95)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast £3.73 (€4.27)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk £0.73 (€0.83)
12 eggs, large £2.66 (€3.04)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes £1.99 (€2.28)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese £4.02 (€4.60)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples £2.05 (€2.35)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes £0.72 (€0.82)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket £1.70 (€1.95)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality £8 (€10)
2 liters of Coca-Cola £1.65 (€1.89)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day £0.78 (€0.89)
Housing [Edit]
GBP EUR
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area £1,933 (€2,213)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area £867 (€992)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat £93 (€107)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area £1,406 (€1,609)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area £748 (€856)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio £157 (€180)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) £21 (€24)
40” flat screen TV £372 (€426)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) £102 (€117)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) £7 (€8)
Hourly rate for cleaning help £11 (€12)
Clothes [Edit]
GBP EUR
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) £53 (€61)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) £29 (€33)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) £67 (€77)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes £79 (€91)
Transportation [Edit]
GBP EUR
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new £17,400 (€19,917)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas £1.16 (€1.33)
Monthly ticket public transport £53 (€61)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) £17 (€20)
Personal Care [Edit]
GBP EUR
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) £4.52 (€5.17)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) £4.65 (€5.33)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) £94 (€108)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) £3.04 (€3.48)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) £1.68 (€1.92)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) £3.67 (€4.20)
4 rolls of toilet paper £1.62 (€1.85)
Tube of toothpaste £1.64 (€1.88)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city £12 (€13)
Entertainment [Edit]
GBP EUR
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub £31 (€35)
2 tickets to the movies £19 (€21)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) £100 (€115)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert £49 (€56)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club £8 (€9)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city £2.70 (€3.10)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) £4.63 (€5.30)
iPod nano 16GB £115 (€131)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) £0.16 (€0.18)
1 month of gym membership in business district £34 (€39)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes £9 (€10)
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 634 prices entered by 109 different people.
Latest price update: May 28, 2017.

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