Cost of living in Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Summary of cost of living in Aberdeen

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: £3,269
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: £1,677
  • Aberdeen is the 3rd cheapest city in UK (6 out of 8)
  • Cost of living in Aberdeen is more expensive than in 55% of cities in Western Europe (38 out of 83)
  • Cost of living in Aberdeen is more expensive than in 53% of cities in the World (110 out of 233)
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List of prices in Aberdeen
Current as of Sep 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district £13
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) £5.57
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast £3.29
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk £0.87
12 eggs, large £2.43
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes £1.91
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese £3.58
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples £1.83
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes £1.13
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket £2.17
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality £8
2 liters of coca-cola £1.61
Bread for 2 people for 1 day £1.31
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area £1,272
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area £1,057
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat £271
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area £661
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area £485
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio £125
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) £21
40” flat screen tv £386
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) £110
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) £7
Hourly rate for cleaning help £12
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) £63
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) £30
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) £72
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes £68
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new £17,932
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas £1.47
Monthly ticket public transport £61
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) £11
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) £3.03
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) £4.55
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) £62
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) £2.75
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) £1.32
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) £3.71
4 rolls of toilet paper £1.73
Tube of toothpaste £1.61
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city £13
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub £31
2 tickets to the movies £18
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) £62
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert £60
1 cocktail drink in downtown club £8
Cappuccino in expat area of the city £2.75
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) £3.83
Ipad wi-fi 128gb £389
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) £0.10
1 month of gym membership in business district £37
1 package of marlboro cigarettes £9
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 18 prices entered by 10 different people.
Latest price update: September 27, 2022

Aberdeen position in our World Ranking

the world
110th
out of 233
western europe
38th
out of 83
uk
6th
out of 8

Cheapest and most expensive products in Aberdeen compared to other cities:

the world
4th
western europe
1st
western europe
2nd
western europe
3rd
western europe
3rd

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