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Cost of Living Comparison Between Boston, MA and Berlin Reverse

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You would need around 2,941.24€ (3,753.98$) in Berlin to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 5,400.00$ 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 12.13% lower than in Boston, MA
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Berlin are 30.48% lower than in Boston, MA
Rent Prices in Berlin are 55.55% lower than in Boston, MA
Restaurant Prices in Berlin are 20.84% lower than in Boston, MA
Groceries Prices in Berlin are 25.55% lower than in Boston, MA
Local Purchasing Power in Berlin is 18.50% lower than in Boston, MA

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  Boston, MA  Berlin      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 $     7.66 $      -36.18 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 $     51.05 $      -14.91 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 7.00 $     7.66 $      +9.40 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 5.00 $     3.83 $      -23.42 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 6.00 $     3.83 $      -36.18 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.95 $     2.97 $      -24.73 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.80 $     2.56 $      +42.24 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.51 $     2.05 $      +35.67 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.02 $     0.95 $      -6.37 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.84 $     1.84 $      -35.13 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 5.03 $     2.39 $      -52.49 %
Eggs (12) 2.66 $     2.57 $      -3.45 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 11.88 $     9.56 $      -19.52 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 7.62 $     8.77 $      +15.07 %
Apples (1kg) 4.18 $     3.05 $      -27.16 %
Oranges (1kg) 4.07 $     3.06 $      -24.82 %
Tomato (1kg) 5.62 $     2.90 $      -48.42 %
Potato (1kg) 2.43 $     1.88 $      -22.57 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.77 $     1.37 $      -22.43 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.71 $     0.56 $      -67.47 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $     6.38 $      -46.80 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.97 $     1.03 $      -65.33 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 4.42 $     1.25 $      -71.62 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 9.75 $     6.38 $      -34.55 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $     3.32 $      +32.74 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 70.00 $     99.55 $      +42.22 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.60 $     4.08 $      +57.09 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.74 $     2.11 $      +21.04 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.00 $     31.91 $      +13.96 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.98 $     2.03 $      +106.03 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,000.00 $     24,250.16 $      +27.63 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 210.48 $     232.15 $      +10.29 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.07 $     0.12 $      +65.06 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 54.46 $     30.13 $      -44.67 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 64.98 $     35.09 $      -45.99 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 25.85 $     18.96 $      -26.64 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $     11.49 $      -4.28 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 47.99 $     99.55 $      +107.44 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 38.32 $     47.39 $      +23.69 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 95.71 $     98.63 $      +3.05 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 117.59 $     129.27 $      +9.94 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,904.55 $     774.62 $      -59.33 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,339.13 $     534.17 $      -60.11 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,607.14 $     1,614.09 $      -55.25 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,315.62 $     1,152.47 $      -50.23 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 3,063.99 $     4,078.61 $      +33.11 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 2,157.64 $     2,562.68 $      +18.77 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 4,088.50 $     2,316.42 $      -43.34 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.81     2.95      -22.56 %
 
Last updateOctober, 2014October, 2014
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