Cost of living in Athens, Georgia, United States

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $10
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $5.82
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $3.72
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $1.15
12 eggs, large $1.94
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $5.17
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $10
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.14
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $2.39
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $1.64
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $13
2 liters of Coca-Cola $1.71
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.69
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $919
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $618
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $132
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $790
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $512
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $90
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $34
40” flat screen TV $458
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $135
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $12
Hourly rate for cleaning help $11
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $33
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $33
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $71
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $60
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $24,208
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.63
Monthly ticket public transport $127
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $4.31
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $10
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $102
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $6
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.07
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $2.26
4 rolls of toilet paper $2.59
Tube of toothpaste $1.65
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $16
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $29
2 tickets to the movies $18
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $102
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $56
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $7
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $3.59
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $4.96
iPod nano 16GB $149
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.05
1 month of gym membership in business district $36
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $5.75
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 95 prices entered by 9 different people.
Latest price update: May 10, 2017.

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