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Cost of Living Comparison Between Boston, MA and Berlin Reverse

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You would need around 2,940.94€ (3,654.70$) in Berlin to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 5,500.00$ 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 15.45% lower than in Boston, MA
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Berlin are 33.55% lower than in Boston, MA
Rent Prices in Berlin are 57.90% lower than in Boston, MA
Restaurant Prices in Berlin are 23.13% lower than in Boston, MA
Groceries Prices in Berlin are 28.38% lower than in Boston, MA
Local Purchasing Power in Berlin is 16.63% lower than in Boston, MA

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  Boston, MA  Berlin      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 $     7.46 $      -37.87 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 $     49.71 $      -17.15 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 7.00 $     7.46 $      +6.52 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 5.00 $     3.73 $      -25.44 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 6.00 $     3.73 $      -37.87 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.95 $     2.90 $      -26.42 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.79 $     2.46 $      +37.21 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.50 $     2.00 $      +33.53 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.02 $     0.92 $      -9.44 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.90 $     1.79 $      -38.24 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 5.03 $     2.46 $      -51.20 %
Eggs (12) 2.70 $     2.40 $      -11.15 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 12.60 $     9.38 $      -25.56 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 7.62 $     8.23 $      +7.98 %
Apples (1kg) 4.18 $     2.97 $      -28.93 %
Oranges (1kg) 4.07 $     3.06 $      -24.88 %
Tomato (1kg) 5.50 $     2.86 $      -48.06 %
Potato (1kg) 2.43 $     1.87 $      -22.95 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.77 $     1.34 $      -24.49 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.69 $     0.59 $      -65.30 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $     6.21 $      -48.22 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.97 $     1.01 $      -65.89 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 4.42 $     1.22 $      -72.42 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 9.78 $     6.21 $      -36.43 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $     3.23 $      +29.24 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 75.00 $     96.93 $      +29.24 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.60 $     3.98 $      +52.95 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.74 $     2.05 $      +17.85 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.00 $     31.07 $      +10.96 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.98 $     1.97 $      +100.00 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,000.00 $     23,207.41 $      +22.14 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 210.48 $     218.05 $      +3.60 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.07 $     0.11 $      +61.64 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 53.92 $     28.80 $      -46.59 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 63.91 $     34.74 $      -45.63 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 25.85 $     18.46 $      -28.57 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $     11.18 $      -6.80 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 47.99 $     96.64 $      +101.39 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 37.25 $     47.05 $      +26.30 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 95.71 $     98.25 $      +2.66 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 117.59 $     124.98 $      +6.29 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,943.48 $     750.15 $      -61.40 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,343.48 $     520.35 $      -61.27 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,678.57 $     1,567.78 $      -57.38 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,382.35 $     1,109.32 $      -53.44 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 3,063.99 $     4,044.25 $      +31.99 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 2,157.64 $     2,583.93 $      +19.76 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 4,039.46 $     2,237.89 $      -44.60 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.81     2.95      -22.65 %
 
Last updateNovember, 2014November, 2014
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