Cost of living in Athens, Greece

Summary of cost of living in Athens

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: €3,255
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: €1,438
  • Cost of living in Athens is cheaper than in 72% of cities in Western Europe (55 out of 76)
  • Cost of living in Athens is cheaper than in 56% of cities in the World (115 out of 206)
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List of prices in Athens
Current as of Feb 2023.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €13
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) €7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €4.44
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.65
12 eggs, large €5.03
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €1.85
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €5.31
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €1.82
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.00
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €1.45
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €8
2 liters of coca-cola €2.73
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.10
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area €945
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area €771
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €206
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area €526
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area €434
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio €108
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) €29
40” flat screen tv €406
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) €94
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €12
Hourly rate for cleaning help €8
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) €76
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) €84
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €91
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new €24,664
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €2.14
Monthly ticket public transport €30
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €12
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) €5.69
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €9
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) €41
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) €5.92
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €3.10
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €4.61
4 rolls of toilet paper €2.82
Tube of toothpaste €2.79
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €13
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €39
2 tickets to the movies €16
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €53
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €51
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €13
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €3.52
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €4.21
Ipad wi-fi 128gb €492
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.46
1 month of gym membership in business district €39
1 package of marlboro cigarettes €4.79
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 550 prices entered by 63 different people.
Latest price update: February 05, 2023

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Athens position in our World Ranking

the world
115th
out of 206
western europe
55th
out of 76

Cheapest and most expensive products in Athens compared to other cities:

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3rd
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