Glasgow, Scotland's capital, boasts some of the lowest costs of living among urban areas in Western Europe, per Numbeo and Expatistan. Compared to London it is between 10 percent and 20 percent cheaper according to various metrics, such as the cost of meals or groceries. Rents in Glasgow climb steadily, as in most urban areas, but the increase slowed near the end of 2016, according to a report by Property Wire. Glasgow shares many of these cost of living benefits with the rest of Scotland: a report commissioned by the Guardian and performed by University of Glasgow economists indicates that Glasgow's GDP per head is three denominations above the UK average, ranking it at 14th out of 35 OECD countries in terms of personal wealth. This is reflected by the standards of living in Glasgow, which are generally considered fairly high.
Glasgow Job Opportunities
Historically, Glasgow was known as the "Workshop of the Empire". Manufacturing jobs in Glasgow were easy to find, lucrative and stable, and often one person held a given position for life. The job market has changed, but manufacturing, from wood to textiles, is still a part of Glasgow's economy. More specifically, engineering jobs in Glasgow are among the most prominent offerings. On the other hand, the Glasgow Economic Commission has recommended that the city diversify, and it has done so, so even construction jobs in Glasgow, such as those offered by Scotland Construction, have a new and more modern edge to them.
Glasgow Employment Trends
Additionally, Glasgow has begun to diversify the sectors in which it invests. This has led to jobs in all sorts of markets. For example, hospitality jobs in Glasgow and other jobs related to the tourism market employ more than 30,000 people in the city, according to Glasgow Economic Leadership. Due to Glasgow's economic plan dividing its investments into a variety of different sectors, one might find music jobs in Glasgow via the city's Creative Industries sector, or education jobs as the city invests further in those, via its university and other avenues.