Cost of living in Glasgow, United Kingdom

Summary of cost of living in Glasgow

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: £2,879
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: £1,430
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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List of prices in Glasgow, United Kingdom. Current as of Feb 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district £9
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) £5.56
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast £3.13
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk £0.86
12 eggs, large £1.72
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes £2.08
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese £4.78
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples £1.85
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes £0.74
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket £1.52
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality £8
2 liters of coca-cola £1.99
Bread for 2 people for 1 day £0.88
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area £983
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area £789
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat £86
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area £1,043
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area £663
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio £132
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) £21
40” flat screen tv £336
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) £70
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) £9
Hourly rate for cleaning help £10
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) £67
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) £34
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) £76
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes £57
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new £21,176
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas £1.27
Monthly ticket public transport £76
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) £16
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) £2.01
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) £7
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) £87
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) £3.53
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) £1.50
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) £6
4 rolls of toilet paper £1.70
Tube of toothpaste £1.62
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city £12
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub £24
2 tickets to the movies £18
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) £106
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert £51
1 cocktail drink in downtown club £7
Cappuccino in expat area of the city £2.95
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) £4.44
Ipad wi-fi 128gb £448
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) £0.12
1 month of gym membership in business district £25
1 package of marlboro cigarettes £12
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 313 prices entered by 39 different people.
Latest price update: February 26, 2021

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