Cost of living in Berlin, Germany

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €10
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) €7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €3.74
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €0.85
12 eggs, large €2.93
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.58
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €5.65
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €2.23
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.96
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €0.88
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €5.89
2 liters of Coca-Cola €1.70
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.16
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €1,237
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area €928
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €135
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area €778
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area €527
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio €100
Internet 8MB (1 month) €22
40” flat screen TV €380
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) €80
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €4.04
Hourly rate for cleaning help €11
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €89
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) €91
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €135
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new €22,299
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.29
Monthly ticket public transport €79
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €18
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) €6
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €7
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) €58
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) €2.83
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €3.31
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €2.38
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.40
Tube of toothpaste €1.52
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €16
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €26
2 tickets to the movies €19
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €110
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €48
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €8
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €3.09
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €3.23
iPod nano 16GB €185
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.09
1 month of gym membership in business district €46
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €5.91
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,515 prices entered by 248 different people.
Latest price update: May 30, 2016.

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