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Cost of Living in Scotland

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jan 02, 2024

Summary: The cost of living in Scotland varies depending on the area and lifestyle. Generally, the cost of living is higher than in other parts of the UK. A nice 1 bedroom apartment in Scotland can cost anywhere from $800 to $1,500 per month, while a nice 2 bedroom apartment can cost from $1,200 to $2,000 per month. The cost of dinner at a moderately priced restaurant in Scotland is usually around $20 per person.

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Is the cost of living in Scotland high?

We asked people how much they someone comfortably live on in Scotland, they wrote:

"The cost of living in Scotland varies depending on the area and lifestyle. Generally, the cost of living in Scotland is higher than in other parts of the UK, with rent and utilities being the most expensive. Groceries, transportation, and entertainment are also more expensive than in other parts of the UK. However, Scotland is known for its high quality of life, with a wide range of cultural activities, beautiful scenery, and a strong sense of community," said one person in Scotland.

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Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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