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Cost of Living Comparison Between Boston, MA and Berlin Reverse

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You would need around 2,951.55€ (3,692.21$) in Berlin to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 5,500.00$ in Boston, MA (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index.

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Consumer Prices in Berlin are 14.58% lower than in Boston, MA
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Berlin are 32.87% lower than in Boston, MA
Rent Prices in Berlin are 57.47% lower than in Boston, MA
Restaurant Prices in Berlin are 22.34% lower than in Boston, MA
Groceries Prices in Berlin are 27.64% lower than in Boston, MA
Local Purchasing Power in Berlin is 16.06% lower than in Boston, MA

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  Boston, MA  Berlin      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 $     7.51 $      -37.45 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 $     50.04 $      -16.60 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 7.00 $     7.51 $      +7.22 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 5.00 $     3.75 $      -24.94 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 6.00 $     3.75 $      -37.45 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.95 $     2.92 $      -25.93 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.79 $     2.48 $      +38.12 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.50 $     2.02 $      +34.41 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.02 $     0.93 $      -8.84 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.90 $     1.80 $      -37.83 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 5.03 $     2.47 $      -50.88 %
Eggs (12) 2.70 $     2.42 $      -10.56 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 12.60 $     9.44 $      -25.07 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 7.62 $     8.29 $      +8.69 %
Apples (1kg) 4.18 $     2.99 $      -28.46 %
Oranges (1kg) 4.07 $     3.08 $      -24.38 %
Tomato (1kg) 5.50 $     2.87 $      -47.71 %
Potato (1kg) 2.43 $     1.88 $      -22.44 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.77 $     1.35 $      -23.99 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.69 $     0.59 $      -65.07 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $     6.25 $      -47.88 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.97 $     1.02 $      -65.66 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 4.42 $     1.23 $      -72.24 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 9.78 $     6.25 $      -36.01 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $     3.25 $      +30.10 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 75.00 $     97.57 $      +30.10 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.60 $     4.00 $      +53.96 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.74 $     2.06 $      +18.63 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.00 $     31.27 $      +11.69 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.98 $     1.98 $      +101.33 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,000.00 $     23,361.27 $      +22.95 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 210.48 $     219.50 $      +4.28 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.07 $     0.11 $      +62.72 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 53.92 $     28.99 $      -46.24 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 63.91 $     34.98 $      -45.27 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 25.85 $     18.59 $      -28.10 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $     11.26 $      -6.18 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 47.99 $     97.28 $      +102.73 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 37.25 $     47.36 $      +27.14 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 95.71 $     98.90 $      +3.34 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 117.59 $     125.81 $      +6.99 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,943.48 $     755.13 $      -61.15 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,343.48 $     523.80 $      -61.01 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,678.57 $     1,578.17 $      -57.10 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,382.35 $     1,116.67 $      -53.13 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 3,063.99 $     4,071.07 $      +32.87 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 2,157.64 $     2,601.06 $      +20.55 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,997.88 $     2,252.73 $      -43.65 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.72     2.95      -20.70 %
 
Last updateNovember, 2014November, 2014
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