Cost of living in Berlin, Germany

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district €8
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) €7
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €3.70
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €0.87
12 eggs, large €3.13
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.14
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €4.99
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €2.14
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes €1.53
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €0.81
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €4.65
2 liters of Coca-Cola €1.68
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €0.85
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €1,162
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €154
Internet 8MB (1 month) €23
40” flat screen TV €379
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt €80
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €4.03
Hourly rate for cleaning help €11
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €87
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) €28
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) €97
1 pair of leather business shoes €105
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new €25,550
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.49
Monthly ticket public transport €78
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) €22
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) €8
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) €2.92
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €2.58
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €2.54
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.39
Tube of toothpaste €1.43
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €16
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €30
2 tickets to the movies €19
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €85
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert €51
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €8
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €3.10
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €2.91
iPod nano 16GB €138
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.09
1 month of gym membership in business district €34
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €5.38
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 5,697 prices entered by 635 different people.
Latest price update: April 17, 2015.

Berlin position in our World Ranking

the world
98th
out of 197
western europe
36th
out of 53
germany
7th
out of 7

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4th

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