Cost of Living Comparison Between Helsinki and Los Angeles, CA 

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Consumer Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 26.0% higher than in Helsinki (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Los Angeles, CA are 62.5% higher than in Helsinki
Rent Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 162.7% higher than in Helsinki
Restaurant Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 28.8% higher than in Helsinki
Groceries Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 34.8% higher than in Helsinki
Local Purchasing Power in Los Angeles, CA is 15.3% higher than in Helsinki
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Restaurants
Helsinki Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 14.00 €
(14.81 $)
22.68 €
(24.00 $)
     +62.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 €
(84.64 $)
94.52 €
(100.00 $)
     +18.2 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.50 €
(10.05 $)
10.40 €
(11.00 $)
     +9.4 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 €
(8.46 $)
7.56 €
(8.00 $)
     -5.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 €
(8.46 $)
8.51 €
(9.00 $)
     +6.3 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.34 €
(4.59 $)
5.08 €
(5.37 $)
     +17.1 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.58 €
(2.73 $)
2.69 €
(2.84 $)
     +4.1 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.77 €
(1.87 $)
2.13 €
(2.26 $)
     +20.7 %
Markets
Helsinki Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.99 €
(4.22 $)
4.59 €
(4.85 $)
     +14.9 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.25 €
(2.38 $)
3.96 €
(4.19 $)
     +76.5 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.03 €
(1.09 $)
2.47 €
(2.61 $)
     +138.8 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.98 €
(3.16 $)
5.43 €
(5.74 $)
     +82.0 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.40 €
(3.59 $)
5.65 €
(5.97 $)
     +66.3 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.75 €
(5.03 $)
6.32 €
(6.68 $)
     +32.9 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.90 €
(9.42 $)
7.73 €
(8.18 $)
     -13.1 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.00 €
(1.06 $)
2.25 €
(2.38 $)
     +124.0 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.73 €
(0.77 $)
0.81 €
(0.86 $)
     +11.6 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.90 €
(0.95 $)
1.46 €
(1.54 $)
     +62.3 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.71 €
(1.81 $)
2.21 €
(2.34 $)
     +29.5 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.49 €
(0.52 $)
1.35 €
(1.43 $)
     +173.2 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.67 €
(0.71 $)
0.98 €
(1.04 $)
     +45.0 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.91 €
(2.02 $)
1.87 €
(1.98 $)
     -1.8 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.68 €
(1.77 $)
2.12 €
(2.24 $)
     +26.4 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 13.00 €
(13.75 $)
14.17 €
(14.99 $)
     +9.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.71 €
(2.87 $)
2.18 €
(2.31 $)
     -19.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.18 €
(3.37 $)
3.28 €
(3.47 $)
     +3.0 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.00 €
(10.58 $)
11.34 €
(12.00 $)
     +13.4 %
Transportation
Helsinki Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.10 €
(3.28 $)
1.65 €
(1.75 $)
     -46.6 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 70.00 €
(74.06 $)
82.19 €
(86.96 $)
     +17.4 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 7.00 €
(7.41 $)
4.73 €
(5.00 $)
     -32.5 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.93 €
(2.04 $)
2.60 €
(2.75 $)
     +34.6 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 53.40 €
(56.50 $)
27.41 €
(29.00 $)
     -48.7 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.47 €
(7.91 $)
4.89 €
(5.18 $)
     -34.5 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 35,000.00 €
(37,029.08 $)
23,630.08 €
(25,000.00 $)
     -32.5 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,232.27 €
(35,158.87 $)
23,319.93 €
(24,671.88 $)
     -29.8 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Helsinki Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 103.53 €
(109.54 $)
172.29 €
(182.28 $)
     +66.4 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 24.50 €
(25.92 $)
77.15 €
(81.62 $)
     +214.9 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 19.15 €
(20.26 $)
66.79 €
(70.67 $)
     +248.8 %
Sports And Leisure
Helsinki Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 38.28 €
(40.50 $)
51.31 €
(54.28 $)
     +34.0 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 28.29 €
(29.93 $)
9.69 €
(10.25 $)
     -65.8 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.95 €
(16.87 $)
16.07 €
(17.00 $)
     +0.7 %
Childcare
Helsinki Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 334.38 €
(353.77 $)
1,511.14 €
(1,598.75 $)
     +351.9 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 6,178.50 €
(6,536.69 $)
23,850.62 €
(25,233.33 $)
     +286.0 %
Clothing And Shoes
Helsinki Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 79.60 €
(84.21 $)
57.03 €
(60.34 $)
     -28.4 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 31.65 €
(33.48 $)
38.49 €
(40.73 $)
     +21.6 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 74.11 €
(78.40 $)
95.63 €
(101.18 $)
     +29.0 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 95.06 €
(100.57 $)
134.13 €
(141.90 $)
     +41.1 %
Rent Per Month
Helsinki Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 950.08 €
(1,005.16 $)
2,448.74 €
(2,590.70 $)
     +157.7 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 778.14 €
(823.25 $)
2,011.31 €
(2,127.92 $)
     +158.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,789.86 €
(1,893.62 $)
4,623.62 €
(4,891.67 $)
     +158.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,292.35 €
(1,367.28 $)
3,527.83 €
(3,732.35 $)
     +173.0 %
Buy Apartment Price
Helsinki Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 656.77 €
(694.85 $)
790.57 €
(836.40 $)
     +20.4 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 394.03 €
(416.87 $)
584.27 €
(618.14 $)
     +48.3 %
Salaries And Financing
Helsinki Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,073.09 €
(3,251.25 $)
5,760.49 €
(6,094.44 $)
     +87.4 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.20 6.81      +209.9 %
Last update: September 2023September 2023
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