Cost of living in Berlin, Germany

Change the currency:
Food [Edit]
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 €3.54
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €0.86
12 eggs, large €3.41
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.69
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €4.87
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €2.38
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.48
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €0.91
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €7
2 liters of Coca-Cola €1.48
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.58
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €1,321
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area €953
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €183
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area €823
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area €599
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio €197
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) €22
40” flat screen TV €355
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) €112
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €5.43
Hourly rate for cleaning help €13
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €87
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) €35
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) €85
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €147
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new €19,482
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.36
Monthly ticket public transport €80
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €19
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) €5.90
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €7
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) €61
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) €3.19
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €1.75
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €1.96
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.26
Tube of toothpaste €1.15
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €17
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €26
2 tickets to the movies €20
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €137
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €43
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €8
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €2.92
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €3.20
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB €448
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.11
1 month of gym membership in business district €39
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €6
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,429 prices entered by 348 different people.
Latest price update: February 23, 2018.

Moving to Berlin with your children?

International Schools in Berlin

Berlin position in our World Ranking

the world
91st
out of 340
western europe
38th
out of 66
germany
5th
out of 6

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

western europe
1st
western europe
2nd
western europe
3rd

Do you live in Berlin? We need your help!

What is the price of

Internet connection 300 Mbps

in Berlin?

1 month

International Cost of Living Index

loading...

Recent Prices Added

  • Public transport in Bishkek costs 942 som (43 minutes ago)
  • Jeans (levis 501 or similar) in Seoul costs ₩100,000 (about 1 hour ago)
  • Short visit to private doctor in Oslo costs kr 780 (about 1 hour ago)
  • Utilities, monthly for 2 people in 85 m2 in Amman costs Dinar 400 (about 1 hour ago)
  • Utilities (studio), monthly for 1 person in 45 m2 in Berlin costs €159 (about 2 hours ago)
  • Monthly rate for domestic cleaning help in Mumbai costs ₨625 (about 2 hours ago)