Edinburgh vs Glasgow: what can your property budget buy in each city?

From a patch of land in Edinburgh to a detached new build in Glasgow, there's something for all budgets.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 24th January 2018, 5:48 pm
Updated Friday, 26th January 2018, 3:19 pm

The historical rivalry is well known, as are the soaring house prices in Edinburgh. But what exactly is the difference in what you can get for your money.



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For a mere £35,000, you could be the proud owner – and future developer – of a piece of land in Edinburgh’s Gogarloch Road.

This substantial corner plot of land, which is on sale with House Simple for offers in the region of £35,000, is located in a popular sought after residential area.

The plot of land is approximately 2,076 square feet , but there is no current planning permission and the land is sold as seen in its freehold present state.


If building your own place isn’t an option then why not invest in a one bed flat in Carmyle?

On the market with Auction Property with a guide price of £35,000, the traditional east end flat could be converted into a two bedroom property making this an ideal opportunity for a first time buyer.

The property comprises: large entrance hallway, lounge with bay window, good sized kitchen with ample storage space, a double bedroom and a fitted bathroom.


Offers over £41,000 could get you a quarter share of a spacious, four bedroom ground floor flat in Niddrie.

The accommodation comprises of a hallway with two large store cupboards, large living/dining room with two French doors to private wraparound garden with lawn and patio, fitted kitchen, master bedroom, three further bedrooms, bathroom, gas central heating and double glazing, security entryphone system, shared landscaped courtyard, drying area and bicycle store and residents’ car park.


A top floor, one bedroom flat in a traditional tenement block in Dennistoun is on the market with Allen and Harris for offers over £45,000.

The spacious property comprises comprises: a communal entrance with audio security entry; reception hall; lounge; modern internal kitchen with appliances; double bedroom with shower room and a bathroom.

£100,000, £150,000


Situated in a popular residential area, close to a number of amenities and the A1 thoroughfare, this generous second floor, two bed flat in Brunstane offers a home away from the hustle and bustle of Edinburgh city centre, yet within easy reach.

On the market for offers over £105,000, the flat comprises a large lounge, fitted kitchen, two double bedrooms and a bathroom.


If you think just over £100,000 won’t buy you a city centre pad then think again.

This one bed flat on Argyle Street in Glasgow is on the market for a fixed price of £104,995 with Akleaf Homes. Consisting of an entrance hallway with built in storage, good sized lounge, modern kitchen, bedroom and fitted bathroom, the flat gives the new owners ample opportunity to explore Glasgow’s buzzing night life, while being close to the green areas of the west and east end.


This three bed house, located in Edinburgh’s Gilmerton area would make for an ideal family home.

The spacious property is home to a comfortable living room, contemporary kitchen, three well proportioned bedrooms and a main bathroom. There’s also a front and back garden.

The home is currently on sale for offers over £150,000 with Deans.


Ideal for those looking to put their mark on their new home, this two bedroom house in Glasgow’s Knightswood is on the market for offers over £125,000 with Countrywide.

Requiring a degree of renovation, this spacious two bedroom semi-detached property has two reception rooms (originally a 3rd bedroom on the ground level) and an extensive south-west facing rear garden with garage.

The house comprises an entrance hallway, a sizeable living room with double glazed windows, a dining room, spacious kitchen, bathroom and two large bedrooms.

There’s also a partially floored attic that could be extended into.



Enjoy Edinburgh living at its best in this fourth floor, one bedroom flat located on the Royal Mile.

On the market for a fixed price of £279,995 with Warners, the flat boasts a superb position in the heart of the Old Town and sits within a prestigious, fully serviced, A listed building with views across the City skyline.

Luxury fittings, beautiful decor and solid wood flooring all add to the appeal of this spacious home, which is in immaculate order throughout.

The flat comprises a hallway/study area, large living/dining room, stylish breakfasting kitchen, double bedroom and fully tiled bathroom with white suite.

There’s also a secure video entryphone system, lift and concierge service, so you can really feel like the A list.


Live close to Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens in the peaceful west end in this two bedroom, blonde sandstone, townhouse.

On sale with Clyde Property for offers over £235,000, the property was originally built in the late 1800s as a mid-terraced blonde sandstone townhouse and has since been converted into three apartments.

As can be seen on entering the common close, many original features have been retained with original stairwell giving access to the first floor landing.

The property comprises a main living room with bay windows, marble fireplace and cornicing, two spacious double bedrooms, a galley style kitchen and a family bathroom.