Last updated on Mar 10, 2023
Summary: People often describe Glasgow, Scotland as a vibrant, friendly city with a great sense of humor and a strong sense of community. Expats love the city's diverse culture, its lively nightlife, and its many parks and green spaces. The weather in Glasgow is generally mild, with temperatures ranging from the mid-30s to the mid-60s Fahrenheit (1-18 Celsius). The average cost of living for an expat is estimated to be around $2,000 per month. The cost of a one bedroom apartment in Glasgow is around $1,000 per month, while a two bedroom apartment can cost up to $1,500 per month. The population of Glasgow is estimated to be around 600,000 people.
What do I need to know about living in Glasgow?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Glasgow, they said:
"Before retiring in Glasgow, expats should familiarize themselves with the local culture and customs. They should also research the cost of living in the city, as well as the availability of healthcare and other services. Additionally, expats should look into the local job market and the availability of leisure activities. It is also important to consider the climate in Glasgow, as it can be quite wet and cold during the winter months. Finally, expats should make sure to obtain the necessary visas and permits before moving to Glasgow," said one expat in Glasgow.
What do I need to know before moving to Glasgow?
About the Author
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.
- What should I pack when moving to Glasgow?
- Where should I setup a bank account in Glasgow?
- Will I be able to find a job in Glasgow?
- What is life like as an expat in your area?
- What do expats in Glasgow appreciate most about the local culture?
- What do expats find most challenging?
- Is there a lot of crime in Glasgow?
- Is there a lot of diversity? Are people in Glasgow accepting of differences?
- What are the schools in Glasgow like?
- How are healthcare services in Glasgow?
- What are medical services in Glasgow like?
- Are healthcare and health insurance expensive in Glasgow?
- What are emergency services like in Glasgow?
- Will I need to travel to see a specialist?
- Are common prescription medications available in Glasgow?
- How are local medical facilities in Glasgow?
- As a foreigner living in Glasgow, will I have access to public healthcare? What is it like?
- What have your experiences during the pandemic with the local healthcare system been like?