Cost of living in Athens, Greece

Summary of cost of living in Athens

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: €3,406
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: €1,553
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.

List of prices in Athens
Current as of May 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €14
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) €8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €4.88
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.83
12 eggs, large €4.74
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.02
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €2.05
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.17
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €1.54
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €12
2 liters of coca-cola €2.76
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.17
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area €1,095
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area €801
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €236
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area €570
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area €446
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio €159
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) €22
40” flat screen tv €399
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) €94
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €12
Hourly rate for cleaning help €7
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) €76
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) €111
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €91
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new €25,641
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.91
Monthly ticket public transport €29
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €12
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) €5.69
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €9
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) €49
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) €5.92
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €3.77
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €4.58
4 rolls of toilet paper €3.13
Tube of toothpaste €2.43
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €15
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €37
2 tickets to the movies €15
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €49
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €47
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €10
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €4.20
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €5.30
Ipad wi-fi 128gb €584
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.46
1 month of gym membership in business district €40
1 package of marlboro cigarettes €5.72
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 173 prices entered by 55 different people.
Latest price update: May 19, 2024

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