Cost of Living

Many people who move to Moray find the cost of living much lower than elsewhere in Scotland. The average house price stands at around £156,539 in June 2019, with new build properties selling for significantly less than the central belt.

The average weekly salary in Moray is £497.90 

Scotland’s average earnings are the third highest of the 12 UK counties and regions - with only London and the South East having higher average earnings.


  • Moray is well linked by road, rail and air to other parts of the UK.
  • Train services connect Glasgow and Edinburgh at least 9 times each working day with journey times from just 4 hours. Moray offers direct access to national trunk routes and rail. The main route through Moray is the A96 trunk route connecting Moray with both Inverness and Aberdeen and onward to other parts of the UK.
  • Moray has excellent access to air services. Inverness Airport is only 35 minutes from Elgin whilst Aberdeen Airport is no more than a 90 minute drive.

Living in Moray

There is a wide range of property available in Moray, whether it be for rental or purchase. 

The average cost of privately renting a two bedroomed property in Moray in 2017/18 was £583, compared to the Scottish average of £652. The average house price in Moray is £156,539 - with a range of traditional and new build properties available.

For more information on housing in Moray, click here.

With investment across a wide range of sectors and soon to become the new home of 52 P8 and Typhoon aircraft at RAF Lossiemouth, Moray is definitely fighting fit.

Moray on the rise

According to National Records of Scotland, the population of Moray as of June 2017 was 95,780 . It also states that between 1997 and 2017, the population of Moray increased by 9.9%, in comparison to a population rise in Scotland of 6.7%.

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