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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 61.84
Rent Index: 24.05
Groceries Index: 50.56
Restaurants Index: 48.00
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 43.54
Local Purchasing Power: 158.77

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 8.24 $
5.00
10.00
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 30.00 $
20.00
40.94
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.98 $
4.78
10.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 1.84 $
1.50
2.20
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.46 $
2.00
3.50
Cappuccino (regular) 2.10 $
1.65
2.50
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 0.76 $
0.49
0.89
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 0.44 $
0.27
0.63
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.89 $
1.42
3.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 1.07 $
0.94
1.20
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.21 $
2.00
2.50
Eggs (12) 1.92 $
1.75
2.00
Local Cheese (1kg) 7.19 $
6.15
8.24
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 5.30 $
3.50
7.00
Apples (1kg) 2.84 $
1.40
3.94
Oranges (1kg) 1.97 $
1.57
2.36
Tomato (1kg) 1.38 $
1.26
1.57
Potato (1kg) 2.65 $
0.94
4.00
Lettuce (1 head) 0.93 $
0.79
1.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.17 $
1.06
1.26
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 11.62 $
10.24
13.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.50 $
1.00
2.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.50 $
2.00
3.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 1.69 $
1.00
3.00
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.79 $
0.68
0.80
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 15.00 $
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.00 $
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 3.65 $
3.29
4.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 11.00 $
10.00
12.00
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.47 $
1.18
1.73
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 17,000.00 $
15,000.00
19,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 66.70 $
39.00
82.37
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.19 $
0.16
0.20
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 114.86 $
80.00
164.58
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 152.55 $
57.66
300.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 9.94 $
7.87
12.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 4.00 $
4.00
7.09
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 76.62 $
31.00
100.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 27.50 $
20.00
35.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes 109.93 $
48.00
150.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 94.42 $
35.00
148.27
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 547.47 $
345.91
800.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 353.42 $
329.49
377.36
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,494.23 $
988.47
2,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 875.16 $
550.31
1,200.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 900.00 $
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,500.00 $
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 2,250.00 $
2,000.00
2,500.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 15.80
12.00
22.00

These data are based on 255 entries in the past 18 months from 32 different contributors.

Last update: April, 2015

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