The Region

Many people believe Scotland offers the best quality of life in the UK. House prices are comparatively cheap, commuting is easy, and the world-famous countryside and natural scenery is never far away.

It boasts some of the best and most iconic food and drink in the world, and in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival also offers the world’s most prestigious arts festival. Scotland offers something for everyone.

Average living costs for Scotland

  • Average house prices (February 2017)
    £138,821
  • Average house rent prices
    £645pcm
  • Council Tax
    Average in UK £1,600/annum
  • Gas and Electricity
    Average in UK is £790/annum for small house/flat
  • Water and sewage
    Average in England & Wales is £395/annum
  • TV licence
    £147/annum
  • House/contents insurance
    Average cost for both was £120/annum
  • Commute distance & percentage of salary
    49mins 18.5% of annual salary
  • Distance/Time from London
    Glasgow – 412 miles, 7+ hours drive, 4+hour train journey or 1hour 15min flight

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