Aberdeen travel budget

Aberdeen: calculate your travel budget

Sample budgets for a trip to Aberdeen

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Aberdeen for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 60 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 14 per person
  • $ 15 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1615* (1162 £)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 76 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 41 per person
  • $ 25 per person
  • $ 13 per person

Total budget:

$ 3226* (2310 £)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 91 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 72 per person
  • $ 42 per person
  • $ 26 per person

Total budget:

$ 5151* (3682 £)

* estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks (excluding plane tickets).


Cost of living in Aberdeen compared to Scotland in 2020

On average, the cost of living in Aberdeen in 2020 is essentially identical to the average cost of living in the United States (USA).

See the graphic below for the price variation percentage by type of expense in Aberdeen in 2020 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):


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Local prices in Aberdeen by expense type

Restaurant budget in Aberdeen

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Aberdeen is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 22/person
($ 12 to $ 29)

32% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 36/person
($ 22 to $ 47)

29% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 7.8/person
($ 6.3 to $ 9.9)

3% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Local beer
Local beer
$ 4.9 for 500ml
($ 3.6 to $ 5.6)

3% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.8
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.6 for 330ml
($ 1.4 to $ 3.9)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.8/cup
($ 2.9 to $ 4.3)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.8/can
($ 1.2 to $ 2.9)

5% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.3/bottle
($ 0.7 to $ 2.2)

19% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Aberdeen

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Aberdeen is 43% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 67/night
($ 52 to $ 82)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 84/night
($ 61 to $ 118)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 97/night
($ 71 to $ 140)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 261
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 269/night
($ 222 to $ 335)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 504
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 60/month
($ 60 to $ 60)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 140/month
($ 83 to $ 292)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 103/month
($ 64 to $ 174)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 85/month
($ 64 to $ 116)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 157/month
($ 103 to $ 236)

10% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 176

Supermarket food budget in Aberdeen

On average, the price of supermarket food in Aberdeen is 26% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.2/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 1.4)

36% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.4/500g
($ 0.7 to $ 1.8)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.4/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 2.9)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.2
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.5/12 eggs
($ 1 to $ 3.6)

5% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 7.8/kg
($ 3.6 to $ 20)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 8.7/kg
($ 4.7 to $ 17)

5% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.2
Apples
Apples
$ 2.4/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 3.6)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.8
Oranges
Oranges
$ 2.6/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 3.1)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2.7/kg
($ 1 to $ 4.3)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.8/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 2.9)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 1.1/salad
($ 0.6 to $ 1.4)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.7
($ 0.6 to $ 2.2)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 11/kg
($ 5.6 to $ 18)

13% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Aberdeen

On average, the price of transport in Aberdeen is 34% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 3.7/ticket
($ 3.6 to $ 5.3)

53% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 94/month
($ 78 to $ 100)

24% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 2.2/km
($ 1.3 to $ 4.3)

16% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.8/litre
($ 1.6 to $ 1.9)

130% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 4.3
($ 3.2 to $ 4.9)

14% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8
Car hire
Car hire
$ 28/24hrs
($ 2.4 to $ 120)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Aberdeen

On average, the cost of housing in Aberdeen is 12% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 193/month
($ 72 to $ 345)

18% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 164
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.5)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 42/month
($ 22 to $ 58)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 69
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 845/month
($ 637 to $ 1132)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1396
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 685/month
($ 553 to $ 849)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1113
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1495/month
($ 1273 to $ 2121)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2249
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 1253/month
($ 1062 to $ 1415)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1767
Gym
Gym
$ 51/month
($ 28 to $ 72)

27% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 1238/month
($ 567 to $ 1415)

28% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 974
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 18380/yr
($ 7069 to $ 28276)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17212

Leisure activity budget in Aberdeen

On average, budget for leisure activities in Aberdeen is 23% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 13/ticket
($ 7 to $ 17)

1% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 24/hr
($ 17 to $ 36)

46% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Aberdeen

On average, shopping budget in Aberdeen is 40% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 16/pack
($ 13 to $ 17)

89% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 96
($ 51 to $ 121)

103% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 42
($ 27 to $ 58)

8% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 93
($ 58 to $ 114)

15% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 81
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 85
($ 58 to $ 128)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 102

Plane ticket budget

London → Aberdeen
London → Aberdeen
London → Aberdeen
$ 164
(fair price: $ 134)
Manchester → Aberdeen
Manchester → Aberdeen
Manchester → Aberdeen
$ 159
(fair price: $ 131)
Dublin → Aberdeen
Dublin → Aberdeen
Dublin → Aberdeen
$ 159
(fair price: $ 134)
New York City → Aberdeen
New York City → Aberdeen
New York City → Aberdeen
$ 799
(fair price: $ 672)
Toronto (Ontario) → Aberdeen
Toronto (Ontario) → Aberdeen
Toronto (Ontario) → Aberdeen
$ 794
(fair price: $ 689)
Edinburgh → Aberdeen
Edinburgh → Aberdeen
Edinburgh → Aberdeen
$ 239
(fair price: $ 207)
Perth → Aberdeen
Perth → Aberdeen
Perth → Aberdeen
$ 1669
(fair price: $ 1373)
Sydney → Aberdeen
Sydney → Aberdeen
Sydney → Aberdeen
$ 1565
(fair price: $ 1298)
Los Angeles → Aberdeen
Los Angeles  → Aberdeen
Los Angeles  → Aberdeen
$ 1033
(fair price: $ 842)

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About this information on the cost of living in Aberdeen

The information about the cost of living in Aberdeen shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including: Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

The information about the cost of living in Aberdeen was updated on 13-01-2020.

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