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Cost of Living Comparison Between Boston, MA and Berlin 

You would need around 2,866.45€ (3,959.73$) in Berlin to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 5,400.00$ in Boston, MA (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index.

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Berlin are 7.59% lower than in Boston, MA
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Berlin are 26.67% lower than in Boston, MA
Rent Prices in Berlin are 53.61% lower than in Boston, MA
Restaurant Prices in Berlin are 14.34% lower than in Boston, MA
Groceries Prices in Berlin are 22.72% lower than in Boston, MA
Local Purchasing Power in Berlin is 14.35% lower than in Boston, MA

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  Boston, MA  Berlin      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 $     8.29 $      -30.93 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 $     55.26 $      -7.91 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 7.00 $     8.29 $      +18.41 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 5.00 $     4.14 $      -17.12 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 6.00 $     4.14 $      -30.93 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.92 $     3.15 $      -19.68 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.76 $     2.67 $      +51.86 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.45 $     2.28 $      +56.87 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.06 $     0.95 $      -10.45 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.99 $     1.77 $      -40.95 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 4.26 $     2.65 $      -37.79 %
Eggs (12) 2.75 $     2.84 $      +2.92 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 14.82 $     9.94 $      -32.89 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 7.33 $     9.28 $      +26.60 %
Apples (1kg) 3.78 $     3.12 $      -17.48 %
Oranges (1kg) 4.25 $     3.08 $      -27.59 %
Tomato (1kg) 5.62 $     2.89 $      -48.59 %
Potato (1kg) 2.28 $     1.74 $      -23.72 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.84 $     1.42 $      -22.55 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.67 $     0.73 $      -56.49 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $     6.91 $      -42.44 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.81 $     1.05 $      -72.55 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.11 $     1.35 $      -73.53 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 8.59 $     6.91 $      -19.59 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $     3.59 $      +43.67 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 70.00 $     106.37 $      +51.95 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.60 $     4.42 $      +70.02 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.80 $     2.28 $      +26.49 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.20 $     34.54 $      +22.47 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.99 $     2.22 $      +123.45 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,000.00 $     25,797.76 $      +35.78 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 204.32 $     238.24 $      +16.60 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.08 $     0.12 $      +65.77 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 56.00 $     29.28 $      -47.71 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 64.09 $     37.69 $      -41.19 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 28.99 $     17.68 $      -39.01 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $     12.43 $      +3.61 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 51.36 $     110.04 $      +114.24 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 39.72 $     48.24 $      +21.45 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 93.50 $     104.17 $      +11.41 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 108.00 $     134.57 $      +24.60 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,931.36 $     779.16 $      -59.66 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,305.25 $     564.75 $      -56.73 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,496.15 $     1,626.99 $      -53.46 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,156.67 $     1,150.86 $      -46.64 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 3,715.70 $     4,151.89 $      +11.74 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 2,713.60 $     2,590.14 $      -4.55 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,996.90 $     2,510.32 $      -37.19 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.80     2.94      -22.66 %
 
Last updateApril, 2014April, 2014
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