Edinburgh travel budget

Edinburgh: calculate your travel budget

Sample budgets for a trip to Edinburgh

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 88 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 14 per person
  • $ 10 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1888* (1386 £)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 131 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 44 per person
  • $ 20 per person
  • $ 13 per person

Total budget:

$ 3943* (2898 £)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 174 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 81 per person
  • $ 36 per person
  • $ 26 per person

Total budget:

$ 6386* (4690 £)

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



Cost of living in Edinburgh compared to United States in 2022

Compare with the average cost of living in:

On average, the cost of living in Edinburgh in 2022 is 8% less than the average cost of living in the United States (USA).

See the graphic below for the price variation percentage by type of expense in Edinburgh in 2022 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):




Local prices in Edinburgh by expense type

Restaurant budget in Edinburgh

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Edinburgh is 14% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 22/person
($ 14 to $ 35)

4% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 20
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 42/person
($ 26 to $ 70)

1% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 41
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 8.2/person
($ 7.3 to $ 13)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 10.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 6.1 for 500ml
($ 4.1 to $ 7.5)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 6.2
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.5 for 330ml
($ 1.3 to $ 4.1)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 4.1/cup
($ 2.7 to $ 5.9)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.6
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2.3/can
($ 1.7 to $ 3.5)

11% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.6/bottle
($ 1.1 to $ 2.7)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2

Hotel and accommodation budget in Edinburgh

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Edinburgh is 3% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 149/night
($ 149 to $ 149)

23% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 121
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 118/night
($ 73 to $ 177)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 139
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 144/night
($ 83 to $ 274)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 199
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 205/night
($ 121 to $ 329)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 291
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 320/night
($ 157 to $ 507)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 602
Hostel/Youth Hostel
Hostel/Youth Hostel
$ 109/month
($ 67 to $ 168)

13% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 244/month
($ 158 to $ 385)

28% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 192
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 242/month
($ 143 to $ 440)

37% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 177
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 136/month
($ 87 to $ 224)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 243
Family room
Family room
$ 292/month
($ 156 to $ 623)

61% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 182

Supermarket food budget in Edinburgh

On average, the price of supermarket food in Edinburgh is 43% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.3/litre
($ 1 to $ 2.3)

17% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Bread
Bread
$ 1.4/500g
($ 1 to $ 2.7)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.6
Rice
Rice
$ 1.7/kg
($ 1 to $ 2.7)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.7/12 eggs
($ 1.7 to $ 3.5)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.9
Chicken
Chicken
$ 7.3/kg
($ 4.8 to $ 10.3)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 15
Apples
Apples
$ 2.7/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 3.7)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.9
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 3/kg
($ 1.3 to $ 5.7)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.5
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.4/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 2.7)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.4
($ 0.7 to $ 2.4)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3

Public and private transport budget in Edinburgh

On average, the price of transport in Edinburgh is 7% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 2.5/ticket
($ 2.5 to $ 2.6)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.1
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.9/km
($ 1.7 to $ 2)

2% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Petrol
Petrol
$ 2.2/litre
($ 2 to $ 2.5)

41% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 4.1
($ 3 to $ 4.1)

3% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4
Car hire
Car hire
$ 18/24hrs
($ 1.2 to $ 124)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Leisure activity budget in Edinburgh

On average, budget for leisure activities in Edinburgh is 17% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 13/ticket
($ 8.2 to $ 17)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 15
Tennis
Tennis
$ 17/hr
($ 6.8 to $ 22)

19% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 22

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Edinburgh

On average, shopping budget in Edinburgh is 33% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 17/pack
($ 16 to $ 18)

52% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 11
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 81
($ 55 to $ 110)

42% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 57
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 49
($ 28 to $ 63)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 46

Plane ticket budget

Dublin → Edinburgh
Dublin → Edinburgh
Dublin → Edinburgh
$ 60
(fair price: $ 52)
London → Edinburgh
London → Edinburgh
London → Edinburgh
$ 94
(fair price: $ 88)
New York City → Edinburgh
New York City → Edinburgh
New York City → Edinburgh
$ 790
(fair price: $ 633)
Toronto (Ontario) → Edinburgh
Toronto (Ontario) → Edinburgh
Toronto (Ontario) → Edinburgh
$ 765
(fair price: $ 653)
Manchester → Edinburgh
Manchester → Edinburgh
Manchester → Edinburgh
$ 122
(fair price: $ 91)
Los Angeles → Edinburgh
Los Angeles  → Edinburgh
Los Angeles  → Edinburgh
$ 860
(fair price: $ 702)


About this information on the cost of living in Edinburgh

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

The information about the cost of living in Edinburgh was updated on 29-09-2022.

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