Council Tax + Water
The average council tax paid per dwelling across Scotland will increase between 3-4% from £1,106 (2018-19) to £1,145 (2019-20).
In Scotland, as well as many other services, the Council Tax bill also includes the costs for water.
Yearly average household cost for water in Scotland (based on Band C property including sewage charge) is £400. This works out at approximately £33 per month in Scotland. The cost of water is consistent across all local authorities.
Rent costs as of March 2020:
Glasgow City: Average £922 per month.
1 bed: £6012 bed: £8193 bed: £1,101https://www.zoopla.co.uk/market/glasgow/
Edinburgh: Average £1,350 per month.
1 bed: £879
2 bed: £1,129
3 bed: £1,604
Falkirk: Average £546 per month.
1 bed: £578
2 bed: £476
3 bed: £698 NB: very limited availability for rental properties in the area. https://www.zoopla.co.uk/market/falkirk/
Dundee: Average £679 per month.1 bed: £4062 bed: £6043 bed: £915https://www.zoopla.co.uk/market/dundee/Mortgage – cost of buying a house:
March 2020: Average asking price for a house in Scotland was £201,756
- Glasgow: £187,409
- Falkirk: £189,021
- Edinburgh: £327,008
- Dundee: £200,785
Money Saving Tips
Young Scot card: is available free of charge to everyone aged 11-26 in Scotland. Used for discounts, rewards and proof of age. https://young.scot/the-young-scot-card