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) £5.44 (€6)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast £3.77 (€4.23)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk £0.86 (€0.96)
12 eggs, large £2.47 (€2.77)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes £2.34 (€2.63)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese £4.57 (€5.13)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples £1.84 (€2.06)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes £0.74 (€0.84)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket £2.24 (€2.51)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality £9 (€10)
2 liters of Coca-Cola £1.66 (€1.87)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day £0.98 (€1.10)
Housing [Edit]
GBP EUR
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area £1,425 (€1,599)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area £858 (€963)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat £97 (€109)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area £1,100 (€1,235)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area £661 (€741)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio £69 (€78)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) £24 (€27)
40” flat screen TV £356 (€399)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) £79 (€89)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) £7 (€7)
Hourly rate for cleaning help £10 (€12)
Clothes [Edit]
GBP EUR
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) £62 (€69)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) £36 (€41)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) £74 (€83)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes £84 (€94)
Transportation [Edit]
GBP EUR
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new £17,708 (€19,875)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas £1.20 (€1.34)
Monthly ticket public transport £58 (€65)
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 (€5.07)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) £4.65 (€5.22)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) £94 (€105)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) £2.95 (€3.31)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) £1.99 (€2.23)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) £3.04 (€3.41)
4 rolls of toilet paper £1.83 (€2.05)
Tube of toothpaste £1.59 (€1.79)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city £12 (€14)
Entertainment [Edit]
GBP EUR
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub £33 (€37)
2 tickets to the movies £20 (€22)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) £83 (€93)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert £45 (€51)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club £8 (€9)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city £2.78 (€3.12)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) £4.77 (€5.36)
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB £478 (€536)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) £0.09 (€0.10)
1 month of gym membership in business district £37 (€41)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes £9 (€10)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 663 prices entered by 108 different people.
Latest price update: November 24, 2017.

Edinburgh position in our World Ranking

the world
75th
out of 340
western europe
27th
out of 67
uk
7th
out of 14

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