Cost of Living Comparison Between Helsinki and Los Angeles, CA 

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Consumer Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 23.1% higher than in Helsinki (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Los Angeles, CA are 56.8% higher than in Helsinki
Rent Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 154.3% higher than in Helsinki
Restaurant Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 27.4% higher than in Helsinki
Groceries Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 28.7% higher than in Helsinki
Local Purchasing Power in Los Angeles, CA is 33.9% higher than in Helsinki
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Restaurants
Helsinki Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 €
(16.25 $)
23.08 €
(25.00 $)
     +53.9 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 90.00 €
(97.49 $)
110.78 €
(120.00 $)
     +23.1 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 €
(10.83 $)
11.08 €
(12.00 $)
     +10.8 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 €
(8.67 $)
7.39 €
(8.00 $)
     -7.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 €
(8.67 $)
9.23 €
(10.00 $)
     +15.4 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.56 €
(4.94 $)
4.88 €
(5.28 $)
     +7.0 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.58 €
(2.80 $)
2.48 €
(2.69 $)
     -3.8 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.78 €
(1.93 $)
1.84 €
(1.99 $)
     +3.3 %
Markets
Helsinki Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.29 €
(4.65 $)
4.52 €
(4.89 $)
     +5.2 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.48 €
(2.69 $)
4.42 €
(4.78 $)
     +77.9 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.10 €
(1.19 $)
2.38 €
(2.58 $)
     +117.0 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.90 €
(3.14 $)
5.12 €
(5.54 $)
     +76.4 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.51 €
(3.80 $)
5.61 €
(6.08 $)
     +59.9 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.99 €
(5.41 $)
6.92 €
(7.50 $)
     +38.6 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.39 €
(10.17 $)
7.54 €
(8.17 $)
     -19.6 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.07 €
(1.16 $)
2.29 €
(2.48 $)
     +113.3 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.77 €
(0.84 $)
0.85 €
(0.92 $)
     +9.5 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.01 €
(1.09 $)
1.45 €
(1.57 $)
     +43.5 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.75 €
(1.90 $)
2.12 €
(2.29 $)
     +20.6 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.57 €
(0.62 $)
1.36 €
(1.48 $)
     +137.6 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.82 €
(0.89 $)
0.98 €
(1.06 $)
     +19.9 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.91 €
(2.07 $)
1.99 €
(2.16 $)
     +4.4 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.72 €
(1.87 $)
2.09 €
(2.27 $)
     +21.4 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.90 €
(16.14 $)
13.85 €
(15.00 $)
     -7.1 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.70 €
(2.92 $)
2.13 €
(2.31 $)
     -21.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.11 €
(3.37 $)
3.56 €
(3.86 $)
     +14.4 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.30 €
(11.16 $)
11.08 €
(12.00 $)
     +7.6 %
Transportation
Helsinki Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.10 €
(3.36 $)
1.62 €
(1.75 $)
     -47.9 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 70.00 €
(75.83 $)
77.06 €
(83.48 $)
     +10.1 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.95 €
(7.53 $)
2.86 €
(3.10 $)
     -58.8 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.93 €
(2.09 $)
2.49 €
(2.70 $)
     +29.1 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 55.20 €
(59.80 $)
26.95 €
(29.19 $)
     -51.2 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.26 €
(7.86 $)
4.94 €
(5.35 $)
     -32.0 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,490.00 €
(35,194.71 $)
27,694.50 €
(30,000.00 $)
     -14.8 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 34,061.67 €
(36,897.22 $)
25,104.12 €
(27,193.98 $)
     -26.3 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Helsinki Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 104.95 €
(113.69 $)
184.13 €
(199.46 $)
     +75.4 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 24.33 €
(26.35 $)
69.28 €
(75.04 $)
     +184.7 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 19.22 €
(20.82 $)
70.07 €
(75.90 $)
     +264.6 %
Sports And Leisure
Helsinki Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 42.28 €
(45.80 $)
52.82 €
(57.22 $)
     +24.9 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 27.94 €
(30.27 $)
13.15 €
(14.25 $)
     -52.9 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 16.95 €
(18.36 $)
15.69 €
(17.00 $)
     -7.4 %
Childcare
Helsinki Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 316.21 €
(342.54 $)
1,855.53 €
(2,010.00 $)
     +486.8 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 8,742.80 €
(9,470.62 $)
29,233.08 €
(31,666.67 $)
     +234.4 %
Clothing And Shoes
Helsinki Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 76.86 €
(83.26 $)
56.81 €
(61.54 $)
     -26.1 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 30.10 €
(32.60 $)
39.08 €
(42.33 $)
     +29.8 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 69.88 €
(75.70 $)
97.77 €
(105.91 $)
     +39.9 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 90.83 €
(98.39 $)
134.10 €
(145.26 $)
     +47.6 %
Rent Per Month
Helsinki Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 961.53 €
(1,041.58 $)
2,304.59 €
(2,496.44 $)
     +139.7 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 794.60 €
(860.75 $)
1,913.23 €
(2,072.50 $)
     +140.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,716.85 €
(1,859.78 $)
4,351.91 €
(4,714.20 $)
     +153.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,267.41 €
(1,372.92 $)
3,485.10 €
(3,775.23 $)
     +175.0 %
Buy Apartment Price
Helsinki Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 655.61 €
(710.19 $)
654.05 €
(708.50 $)
     -0.2 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 398.67 €
(431.86 $)
595.88 €
(645.49 $)
     +49.5 %
Salaries And Financing
Helsinki Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,868.08 €
(3,106.84 $)
6,020.51 €
(6,521.70 $)
     +109.9 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.26 6.75      +107.1 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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