Cost of living in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Food GBP EUR
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district £9 (€11)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) £5.40 (€6)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast £3.88 (€4.54)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk £0.76 (€0.89)
12 eggs, large £2.55 (€2.99)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes £1.64 (€1.91)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese £4.18 (€4.89)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples £1.44 (€1.69)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes £0.66 (€0.77)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket £1.50 (€1.76)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality £8 (€10)
2 liters of Coca-Cola £1.67 (€1.95)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day £0.87 (€1.02)
Housing GBP EUR
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area £2,931 (€3,426)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area £1,839 (€2,149)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat £89 (€104)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area £1,625 (€1,900)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area £854 (€998)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio £69 (€80)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) £17 (€20)
40” flat screen TV £352 (€411)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) £63 (€74)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) £6 (€7)
Hourly rate for cleaning help £10 (€12)
Clothes GBP EUR
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) £64 (€75)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) £30 (€35)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) £63 (€73)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes £79 (€93)
Transportation GBP EUR
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new £31,444 (€36,755)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas £1.14 (€1.33)
Monthly ticket public transport £55 (€64)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) £15 (€17)
Personal Care GBP EUR
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) £4.61 (€5.39)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) £4.64 (€5.42)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) £94 (€110)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) £3.15 (€3.68)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) £1.44 (€1.69)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) £3.47 (€4.06)
4 rolls of toilet paper £1.50 (€1.76)
Tube of toothpaste £1.00 (€1.17)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city £14 (€17)
Entertainment GBP EUR
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub £29 (€33)
2 tickets to the movies £20 (€23)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) £100 (€117)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert £48 (€56)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club £8 (€9)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city £2.63 (€3.07)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) £4.49 (€5.24)
iPod nano 16GB £115 (€134)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) £0.16 (€0.19)
1 month of gym membership in business district £33 (€39)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes £9 (€10)
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 533 prices entered by 95 different people.
Latest price update: February 20, 2017.

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