Expatistan Prices Cheatsheet

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk
12 eggs, large
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality
2 liters of Coca-Cola
Bread for 2 people for 1 day
1 kg (~ 35 oz.) of white rice
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month)
40” flat screen TV
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.)
Hourly rate for cleaning help
Internet 300 Mbps (1 month)
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas
Monthly ticket public transport
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles)
One-way ticket in public transport
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.)
4 rolls of toilet paper
Tube of toothpaste
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city
Hourly rate for babysitter
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub
2 tickets to the movies
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert
1 cocktail drink in downtown club
Cappuccino in expat area of the city
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.)
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB
iPod nano 16GB
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans)
1 month of gym membership in business district
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes

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