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 €3.92
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €0.81
12 eggs, large €2.86
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.81
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €6
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €2.21
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.70
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €0.95
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €7
2 liters of Coca-Cola €1.70
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.24
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €1,274
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area €951
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €144
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area €908
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area €559
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio €92
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) €23
40” flat screen TV €403
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) €100
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €4.65
Hourly rate for cleaning help €13
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €90
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) €34
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) €85
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €133
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new €21,606
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.29
Monthly ticket public transport €80
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, ...) €2.78
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €1.96
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €1.64
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.15
Tube of toothpaste €1.23
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €19
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €26
2 tickets to the movies €19
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €133
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €44
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €8
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €3.05
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €3.28
iPod nano 16GB €151
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.09
1 month of gym membership in business district €45
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €6
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,540 prices entered by 355 different people.
Latest price update: March 28, 2017.

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