Cost of living in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Summary of cost of living in Edinburgh

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: £4,166
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: £2,560
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Edinburgh
Current as of Sep 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district £15
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) £6
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast £3.23
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk £1.55
12 eggs, large £2.74
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes £1.79
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese £4.53
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples £1.67
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes £0.69
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket £1.93
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality £9
2 liters of coca-cola £1.81
Bread for 2 people for 1 day £1.31
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area £2,554
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area £1,273
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat £168
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area £2,006
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area £1,666
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio £98
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) £21
40” flat screen tv £331
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) £84
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) £6
Hourly rate for cleaning help £10
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) £68
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) £37
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) £65
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes £72
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new £21,936
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas £1.69
Monthly ticket public transport £62
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) £21
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) £5.04
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) £7
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) £89
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) £3.12
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) £1.63
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) £4.27
4 rolls of toilet paper £2.18
Tube of toothpaste £1.30
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city £22
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub £36
2 tickets to the movies £20
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) £103
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 £9
Cappuccino in expat area of the city £3.17
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) £5.34
Ipad wi-fi 128gb £417
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) £0.10
1 month of gym membership in business district £44
1 package of marlboro cigarettes £11
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 116 prices entered by 18 different people.
Latest price update: September 24, 2022

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