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Cost of Living Comparison Between Boston, MA and Berlin Reverse

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You would need around 2,939.68€ (3,721.58$) in Berlin to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 5,400.00$ 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 12.71% lower than in Boston, MA
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Berlin are 31.08% lower than in Boston, MA
Rent Prices in Berlin are 56.05% lower than in Boston, MA
Restaurant Prices in Berlin are 21.40% lower than in Boston, MA
Groceries Prices in Berlin are 25.95% lower than in Boston, MA
Local Purchasing Power in Berlin is 18.46% lower than in Boston, MA

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  Boston, MA  Berlin      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 $     7.60 $      -36.70 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 $     50.64 $      -15.60 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 7.00 $     7.60 $      +8.51 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 5.00 $     3.80 $      -24.04 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 6.00 $     3.80 $      -36.70 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.95 $     2.96 $      -25.09 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.80 $     2.56 $      +42.08 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.51 $     2.05 $      +35.98 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.04 $     0.94 $      -8.95 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.84 $     1.83 $      -35.66 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 4.85 $     2.37 $      -51.03 %
Eggs (12) 2.66 $     2.51 $      -5.51 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 11.88 $     9.48 $      -20.17 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 7.62 $     8.70 $      +14.14 %
Apples (1kg) 4.18 $     3.02 $      -27.75 %
Oranges (1kg) 4.07 $     3.04 $      -25.43 %
Tomato (1kg) 5.62 $     2.87 $      -48.83 %
Potato (1kg) 2.35 $     1.86 $      -20.80 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.75 $     1.36 $      -22.05 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.71 $     0.55 $      -67.74 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $     6.33 $      -47.23 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.97 $     1.02 $      -65.61 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 4.42 $     1.24 $      -71.85 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 9.75 $     6.33 $      -35.08 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $     3.29 $      +31.66 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 70.00 $     98.75 $      +41.07 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.60 $     4.05 $      +55.81 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.74 $     2.09 $      +20.06 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.00 $     31.65 $      +13.03 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.98 $     2.01 $      +104.36 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,000.00 $     24,053.68 $      +26.60 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 210.48 $     230.27 $      +9.40 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.07 $     0.11 $      +63.72 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 54.46 $     29.89 $      -45.12 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 64.98 $     34.81 $      -46.43 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 25.85 $     18.81 $      -27.23 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $     11.39 $      -5.05 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 47.99 $     98.74 $      +105.76 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 38.32 $     47.01 $      +22.69 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 95.71 $     97.83 $      +2.22 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 117.59 $     128.23 $      +9.05 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,904.55 $     768.34 $      -59.66 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,339.13 $     529.84 $      -60.43 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,607.14 $     1,601.01 $      -55.62 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,347.06 $     1,143.13 $      -51.30 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 3,063.99 $     4,045.56 $      +32.04 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 2,157.64 $     2,541.91 $      +17.81 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 4,088.50 $     2,297.66 $      -43.80 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.81     2.95      -22.56 %
 
Last updateOctober, 2014October, 2014
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