Is Shetland cheap to live?
The cost of living in Shetland is around 20-65 per cent higher than the UK average, according to Shetland Islands Council. Higher fuel costs, a colder climate and the lack of consumer choice is said to be exacerbating the impact of the cost-of-living crisis.
Are houses expensive in Shetland?
Properties in Shetland had an overall average price of £182,463 over the last year.
How many people live on the Shetlands?
The population of the Shetland Islands in 2021 is estimated to be 22,870. This is a slight decrease on the population recorded in the 2011 census, which was 23,167. Shetland is the name for a collection of around 300 islands in the North Atlantic.