Cost of Living Comparison Between Helsinki and Heraklion 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Heraklion are 19.1% lower than in Helsinki (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Heraklion are 29.8% lower than in Helsinki
Rent Prices in Heraklion are 57.4% lower than in Helsinki
Restaurant Prices in Heraklion are 41.0% lower than in Helsinki
Groceries Prices in Heraklion are 24.5% lower than in Helsinki
Local Purchasing Power in Heraklion is 63.9% lower than in Helsinki
Currency: Sticky Currency      Switch to metric measurement units
Restaurants
Helsinki Edit Heraklion Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 14.00 € 9.00 €      -35.7 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 € 40.00 €      -50.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.50 € 8.00 €      -15.8 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 € 3.25 €      -59.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 € 4.00 €      -50.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.14 € 3.27 €      -21.0 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.51 € 1.60 €      -36.5 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.76 € 0.50 €      -71.4 %
Markets
Helsinki Edit Heraklion Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.04 € 6.36 €      +57.5 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.09 € 1.09 €      -47.6 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.01 € 0.85 €      -15.4 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.76 € 3.79 €      +37.3 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.24 € 5.42 €      +67.2 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.59 € 3.63 €      -20.9 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.50 € 4.49 €      -47.3 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.01 € 0.82 €      -18.3 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.73 € 0.84 €      +14.3 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.94 € 0.73 €      -22.4 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.82 € 0.98 €      -46.1 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.44 € 0.46 €      +3.1 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.62 € 0.60 €      -4.0 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.94 € 0.86 €      -55.9 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.68 € 0.70 €      -58.2 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.50 € 6.75 €      -46.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.72 € 1.70 €      -37.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.15 € 2.69 €      -14.6 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 9.70 € 5.00 €      -48.5 %
Transportation
Helsinki Edit Heraklion Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.10 € 1.20 €      -61.3 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 65.30 € 70.00 €      +7.2 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.95 € 3.70 €      -46.8 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.93 € 1.61 €      -16.7 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 53.40 € 7.00 €      -86.9 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.86 € 7.92 €      +0.7 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,245.00 € 21,000.00 €      -34.9 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 31,434.00 € 20,025.00 €      -36.3 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Helsinki Edit Heraklion Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 104.30 € 119.71 €      +14.8 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.06 € 0.77 €      +1,247.7 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 18.39 € 31.00 €      +68.6 %
Sports And Leisure
Helsinki Edit Heraklion Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 35.32 € 37.78 €      +7.0 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 26.53 € 18.33 €      -30.9 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.45 € 7.50 €      -51.5 %
Childcare
Helsinki Edit Heraklion Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 305.30 € 323.00 €      +5.8 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 6,450.00 € 4,050.00 €      -37.2 %
Clothing And Shoes
Helsinki Edit Heraklion Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 80.12 € 75.71 €      -5.5 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 33.48 € 29.38 €      -12.3 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 71.13 € 64.44 €      -9.4 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 103.82 € 95.00 €      -8.5 %
Rent Per Month
Helsinki Edit Heraklion Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 946.22 € 380.77 €      -59.8 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 765.83 € 334.17 €      -56.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,844.19 € 745.83 €      -59.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,305.67 € 610.00 €      -53.3 %
Buy Apartment Price
Helsinki Edit Heraklion Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 651.47 € 298.84 €      -54.1 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 387.76 € 224.51 €      -42.1 %
Salaries And Financing
Helsinki Edit Heraklion Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,090.83 € 783.07 €      -74.7 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.13 3.20      +183.3 %
Last update: June 2023June 2023
Contributors in the past 12 months:25941