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 €4.18
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €0.83
12 eggs, large €2.58
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.60
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €6
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €2.12
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.86
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €0.93
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €6
2 liters of Coca-Cola €1.68
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.08
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €1,245
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area €972
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €147
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area €793
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area €557
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio €103
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) €23
40” flat screen TV €400
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) €79
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €3.75
Hourly rate for cleaning help €11
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €87
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) €40
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) €89
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €139
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new €23,363
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.25
Monthly ticket public transport €79
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €20
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, ...) €2.91
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €2.25
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €2.37
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.42
Tube of toothpaste €1.43
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €17
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €27
2 tickets to the movies €20
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 €50
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €8
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €3.07
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €3.30
iPod nano 16GB €181
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.12
1 month of gym membership in business district €52
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €5.94
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,500 prices entered by 283 different people.
Latest price update: September 30, 2016.

Berlin position in our World Ranking

the world
106th
out of 255
western europe
40th
out of 60
germany
5th
out of 5

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4th

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