Cost of living in Berlin, Germany

Summary of cost of living in Berlin

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: €3,504
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: €1,853
  • Berlin is the cheapest city in Germany (5 out of 5)
  • Cost of living in Berlin is cheaper than in 57% of cities in Western Europe (28 out of 49)
  • Cost of living in Berlin is more expensive than in 63% of cities in the World (75 out of 198)

List of prices in Berlin, Germany. Current as of Mar 2021.

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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) €8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €3.50
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €0.90
12 eggs, large €3.08
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.63
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €5.41
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €2.51
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.34
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €1.21
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €5.49
2 liters of coca-cola €1.73
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €0.98
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area €1,443
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area €1,113
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €148
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area €1,010
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area €733
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio €93
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) €24
40” flat screen tv €395
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) €101
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €4.13
Hourly rate for cleaning help €14
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) €87
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) €87
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €107
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new €21,621
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.34
Monthly ticket public transport €76
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €18
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) €5.72
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €7
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) €83
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) €3.31
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €1.88
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €2.39
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.45
Tube of toothpaste €1.30
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €25
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €34
2 tickets to the movies €22
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €88
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €68
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €9
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €3.73
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €3.62
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 €32
1 package of marlboro cigarettes €7
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 527 prices entered by 106 different people.
Latest price update: March 06, 2021

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Berlin position in our World Ranking

the world
75th
out of 198
western europe
28th
out of 49
germany
5th
out of 5

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