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 £9 (€11)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) £4.93 (€5.89)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast £3.57 (€4.27)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk £0.69 (€0.82)
12 eggs, large £2.47 (€2.95)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes £1.49 (€1.77)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese £4.66 (€5.57)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples £1.52 (€1.82)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes £0.63 (€0.75)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket £1.50 (€1.80)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality £8 (€9)
2 liters of Coca-Cola £1.52 (€1.81)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day £0.72 (€0.86)
Housing [Edit]
GBP EUR
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area £2,931 (€3,501)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area £811 (€969)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat £89 (€107)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area £1,258 (€1,503)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area £592 (€707)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio £69 (€82)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) £17 (€21)
40” flat screen TV £352 (€420)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) £63 (€76)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) £6 (€8)
Hourly rate for cleaning help £11 (€13)
Clothes [Edit]
GBP EUR
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) £64 (€77)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) £28 (€33)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) £63 (€76)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes £79 (€95)
Transportation [Edit]
GBP EUR
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new £28,946 (€34,572)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas £1.14 (€1.36)
Monthly ticket public transport £55 (€66)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) £12 (€14)
Personal Care [Edit]
GBP EUR
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) £4.61 (€5.51)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) £4.84 (€5.78)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) £94 (€113)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) £3.15 (€3.76)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) £1.29 (€1.54)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) £3.47 (€4.15)
4 rolls of toilet paper £1.50 (€1.80)
Tube of toothpaste £1.80 (€2.15)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city £14 (€17)
Entertainment [Edit]
GBP EUR
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub £29 (€34)
2 tickets to the movies £19 (€23)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) £100 (€120)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert £48 (€57)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club £8 (€9)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city £2.63 (€3.14)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) £4.72 (€5.64)
iPod nano 16GB £115 (€137)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) £0.16 (€0.19)
1 month of gym membership in business district £32 (€38)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes £9 (€11)
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 535 prices entered by 102 different people.
Latest price update: April 23, 2017.

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