Cost of living in Heraklion, Greece

Summary of cost of living in Heraklion

Family of four estimated monthly costs: €2,467
Single person estimated monthly costs: €915
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List of prices in Heraklion, Greece. Current as of Dec 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €12
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) €6
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €3.51
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.38
12 eggs, large €3.34
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €1.27
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €5.51
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €1.67
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.24
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €1.23
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €8
2 liters of Coca-Cola €2.00
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €0.90
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €477
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area €362
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €113
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area €324
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area €248
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio €82
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) €23
40” flat screen TV €359
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) €78
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €11
Hourly rate for cleaning help €5.47
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €79
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) €76
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €80
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new €20,910
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.60
Monthly ticket public transport €45
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €17
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) €4.91
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €9
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) €37
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) €5.17
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €3.55
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €3.50
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.79
Tube of toothpaste €2.90
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €11
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €22
2 tickets to the movies €14
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €34
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €35
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €8
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €3.46
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €3.22
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB €590
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.31
1 month of gym membership in business district €39
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €4.20
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 60 prices entered by 8 different people.
Latest price update: December 08, 2019

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