Cost of living in Berlin, Germany

List of prices in Berlin, Germany. Current as of Nov 2019.

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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) €7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €3.61
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €0.92
12 eggs, large €2.78
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.50
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €4.72
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €2.32
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.62
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €0.82
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €5.93
2 liters of Coca-Cola €1.77
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.22
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €1,449
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area €1,035
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €185
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area €901
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area €621
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio €103
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) €22
40” flat screen TV €409
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) €106
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €4.09
Hourly rate for cleaning help €13
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €76
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) €30
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) €80
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €102
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new €19,272
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.44
Monthly ticket public transport €79
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) €5.76
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €7
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) €84
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) €3.51
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €1.85
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €1.53
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.38
Tube of toothpaste €1.50
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €21
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €31
2 tickets to the movies €19
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €81
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €63
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €9
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €2.99
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €3.19
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB €418
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.11
1 month of gym membership in business district €28
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €7
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,288 prices entered by 268 different people.
Latest price update: November 11, 2019

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