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Cost of Living Comparison Between Boston, MA and Berlin Reverse

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You would need around 3,009.91€ (3,396.80$) in Berlin to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 5,500.00$ 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 19.60% lower than in Boston, MA
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Berlin are 38.24% lower than in Boston, MA
Rent Prices in Berlin are 60.96% lower than in Boston, MA
Restaurant Prices in Berlin are 27.85% lower than in Boston, MA
Groceries Prices in Berlin are 30.55% lower than in Boston, MA
Local Purchasing Power in Berlin is 14.88% lower than in Boston, MA

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  Boston, MA  Berlin      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 13.00 $     7.79 $      -40.10 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 $     45.14 $      -24.76 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.00 $     7.34 $      +4.79 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 5.25 $     3.39 $      -35.51 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 6.00 $     3.39 $      -43.57 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.90 $     2.78 $      -28.76 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.87 $     2.31 $      +23.77 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.46 $     1.92 $      +31.87 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.99 $     0.91 $      -8.03 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.79 $     1.99 $      -28.86 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 4.44 $     2.14 $      -51.69 %
Eggs (12) 2.68 $     1.82 $      -32.23 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 12.84 $     10.45 $      -18.67 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 7.15 $     7.68 $      +7.50 %
Apples (1kg) 3.82 $     2.44 $      -36.17 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.41 $     2.88 $      -15.69 %
Tomato (1kg) 5.30 $     2.69 $      -49.25 %
Potato (1kg) 2.43 $     2.01 $      -17.01 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.92 $     1.08 $      -43.91 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.71 $     0.43 $      -75.08 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.50 $     5.64 $      -54.84 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.53 $     0.92 $      -63.42 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 4.42 $     1.08 $      -75.56 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 10.00 $     5.87 $      -41.32 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $     2.93 $      +17.37 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 75.00 $     88.03 $      +17.37 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.60 $     3.84 $      +47.58 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.74 $     2.02 $      +16.11 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.00 $     28.21 $      +0.76 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.93 $     1.67 $      +79.16 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,000.00 $     21,075.50 $      +10.92 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 197.95 $     191.90 $      -3.06 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.06 $     0.11 $      +94.00 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 51.99 $     26.92 $      -48.22 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 64.97 $     33.91 $      -47.80 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 25.85 $     16.77 $      -35.13 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $     10.16 $      -15.36 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 48.08 $     89.48 $      +86.11 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 37.98 $     38.74 $      +2.00 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 92.50 $     91.98 $      -0.57 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 117.32 $     116.37 $      -0.81 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,954.55 $     717.36 $      -63.30 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,361.54 $     511.16 $      -62.46 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,061.11 $     1,550.44 $      -61.82 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,556.25 $     1,085.06 $      -57.55 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 3,063.99 $     3,994.56 $      +30.37 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 2,157.64 $     2,382.35 $      +10.41 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,780.46 $     1,987.42 $      -47.43 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.62     3.04      -16.21 %
 
Last updateJanuary, 2015January, 2015
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Currency: USD