Moving to Glasgow

The Ultimate Guide | Sirelo

Moving to Glasgow but don’t know where to start? We can help! With our expert advice, you will be able to move to Glasgow efficiently, with nothing left behind. Keep reading to learn more about the cost of moving to Glasgow, how to find removal companies, as well as living and working in Glasgow. You’ll have all the information and tips you need for a smooth move to Glasgow 😊

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How to move to Glasgow

Every move comes with it’s own stresses and worries. It’s hard to know where to begin sometimes when packing up your house for a removal to Glasgow! But no worries, we can help 😊

The first step for your house removal is to calculate to cost of your move to Glasgow, whether you choose a moving company, a man with a van, or decide to move yourself!

The volume of your move and the distance you are moving will have a significant impact on the price of your move. By using our removal volume calculator, you can estimate just how much you are bringing with you in a matter of clicks and avoid being overcharged for your move!

The next important step for your move is to compare removal companies to Glasgow and request quotes from several movers. By doing this, you’re making sure you are getting the best service for the best price.

Another option? Let us do the work for you! By filling out our online form, we will match you with up to five trusted Glasgow movers for free. All you have to do is pick your favourite! So why not let us help you move with a smile and save you up to 40% on your move – It’s a no brainer!

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The cost of your move to Glasgow

To help you prepare for your move, we have estimated the average cost of moving to Glasgow within the UK:

Moving From1 bed2 bed3 bed4 bed
Within Glasgow£400£535£640£750+
London£860£970£1,140£1,420
Manchester£660£770£970£1,220
Birmingham£740£850£1,050£1,300
Newcastle£600£710£910£1,160
Cardiff£840£950£1,150£1,400

Disclaimer: Please remember, the prices shown are only average removal costs and do not include extra services that you may require when moving home.

Other factors that affect moving costs

Although volume and distance are the crucial when it comes to calculating the cost of your move, there are other factors that may influence your final removal cost:

  • If you are looking for ‘a man with a van’ to help with your move to Glasgow, you can expect prices to range from £50-£60 an hour for two removal men and a van.
  • If you are flexible with your move date, why not consider moving during off-peak season? You can save on your removal costs by avoiding the summer months and weekends.
  • Moving companies offer additional services such as packing assistance or storage facilities but of course, they come with a price!

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Sirelo’s helpful tips for your move

House removals to Glasgow, or anywhere in the world, can become overwhelming. That’s why we have created some helpful tips to ensure your move is easy and stress- free!

  • “A goal without a plan is just a wish” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Planning is the key to having a stress-free move. The earlier you start, the more prepared you will be for the big day. Check out our moving house checklist to help you prepare in advance for moving to Glasgow.
  • Looking to save money on your move? Check out our cheap removals page for help and advice on how you can reduce the cost of your move!
  • Wondering where to get boxes for moving to Glasgow? We can help! Have a look at our moving boxes overview for information on where to get boxes as well as other helpful information.
  • For even more help and advice, check out our 21 tried and tested tips for your move to Glasgow. By the time you’re finished, you will feel prepared and ready to take on your house removal!
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Living in Glasgow

Glasgow is often considered the centre of everything great Scotland has to offer. From friendly people, to a wide variety of shops and nightlife, not to mention stunning countryside, captivating history and inviting culture. It makes sense why you want to move to Glasgow! Keep reading to learn more about living in Glasgow.

Cost of Living in Glasgow

Good news! According to Expatistan, the cost of living in Glasgow vs London is 34% cheaper! The average cost per month for a single person is £620.61 without rent, while a family of four can expect to spend £2,201.28 per month without rent. The cost of living in Glasgow will definitely not break the bank!

Best areas to live in Glasgow

Glasgow offers various locations for people to live, suitable for any budget or preference! The city is divided into areas: the west end, the east end, the centre, the south side and the north.

  • The West End is popular among students, families and young professionals. Although it is pricey, this area offers a vibrant social scene and is very accessible by public transport.
  • The East End is a great location for young families. It offers up and coming areas and has some brilliant schools as well as cafés.
  • If you’re looking for the hustle and bustle of city life, check out the centre of Glasgow city! There are several new developments which are rapidly increasing in popularity. City living provides you with a distinctive and culturally rich area.
  • The South side is another excellent location to live. With both the Rangers Football club and Hampden Stadium in the south, you will always having something to do at the weekend.
  • The North offers a variety of suburban housing and is close to good schools and facilities. The beautiful countryside can be viewed here in the North as the city’s canal is the pride and joy of this area.

You’ll be happy to know, rent in Glasgow is, on average, 62.41% lower than in London! Rent for a one-bedroomed apartment in the city centre is an estimated £661.86. For the same apartment outside of the city, Numbeo estimates it to be £475.74 a month.

For more help finding your new home in Glasgow, check out these websites:

Schools and Education

Glasgow is home to several highly rated schools so if you’re moving to Glasgow with your family, your children are sure to get a good education! Use the SchoolGuide to see what schools are in your area and how they compare to others.

Glasgow also has four universities all within 10 miles of the city centre. It offers prestigious academic establishments and has become renowned as a popular centre for research and higher education. It’s no wonder Glasgow has one of the largest student populations in the UK!

Working in Glasgow

Finding a job will be a top priority for people moving to Glasgow. Even though the job market is competitive in Glasgow, there are some excellent employment opportunities in this city. The local economy is strong and aims to create up to 50,000 new jobs within Glasgow by 2023, enabling it to become the most productive major city economy in the UK. The biggest employment areas in Glasgow are;

  • Finance
  • Creative Industries
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Engineering
  • Digital Technology
  • Health and Life Sciences

It is strongly advised to get some prospects and to even secure a job before making the move. People relocating to Glasgow can start their search online for example, in the job section on online local newspapers or on job boards/portals.

Check out these websites below for work in Glasgow:

Networking another important way to find a job so put the word out there and connect with people on professional sites such as LinkedIn.

Ready for your move to Glasgow?

Glasgow is a beautiful city with some great scenery. It offers a rich history and captivating Victorian architecture. You’re sure to fall in love with the city once your move. After all, in the words of Nicola Sturgeon, “Glasgow is a great city!”

Now that you have all the information you need, you can rest assured your move to Glasgow will run smoothly! If you have any further moving queries, please feel free to check out the rest of the Sirelo website – we’re here to help you move with a smile😊

Good luck with your move to Glasgow!