Cost of Living Comparison Between Helsinki and Los Angeles, CA 

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Cost of Living in Los Angeles, CA is 17.8% higher than in Helsinki (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Los Angeles, CA is 49.4% higher than in Helsinki
Rent Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 151.0% higher than in Helsinki
Restaurant Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 20.1% higher than in Helsinki
Groceries Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 23.9% higher than in Helsinki
Local Purchasing Power in Los Angeles, CA is 7.7% higher than in Helsinki
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Restaurants
Helsinki Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 16.00 €
(17.42 $)
22.06 €
(24.02 $)
     +37.9 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 90.00 €
(97.98 $)
110.22 €
(120.00 $)
     +22.5 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 €
(10.89 $)
11.02 €
(12.00 $)
     +10.2 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 €
(8.71 $)
7.35 €
(8.00 $)
     -8.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 €
(8.71 $)
9.19 €
(10.00 $)
     +14.8 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.48 €
(4.88 $)
4.96 €
(5.40 $)
     +10.6 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.68 €
(2.91 $)
2.60 €
(2.83 $)
     -3.0 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.84 €
(2.00 $)
2.00 €
(2.18 $)
     +8.7 %
Markets
Helsinki Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.57 €
(4.97 $)
4.27 €
(4.65 $)
     -6.6 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.51 €
(2.73 $)
4.28 €
(4.66 $)
     +70.9 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.21 €
(1.32 $)
2.31 €
(2.51 $)
     +90.0 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.95 €
(3.21 $)
4.50 €
(4.90 $)
     +52.8 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.63 €
(3.95 $)
5.66 €
(6.17 $)
     +56.1 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.36 €
(5.84 $)
6.80 €
(7.41 $)
     +26.9 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.77 €
(10.64 $)
7.54 €
(8.21 $)
     -22.8 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.04 €
(1.14 $)
2.46 €
(2.68 $)
     +135.5 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.80 €
(0.87 $)
0.95 €
(1.04 $)
     +18.9 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.98 €
(1.07 $)
1.50 €
(1.63 $)
     +52.9 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.76 €
(1.92 $)
2.08 €
(2.27 $)
     +18.1 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.53 €
(0.57 $)
1.19 €
(1.29 $)
     +125.4 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.81 €
(0.88 $)
1.06 €
(1.15 $)
     +31.1 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.01 €
(2.19 $)
1.82 €
(1.98 $)
     -9.6 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.85 €
(2.01 $)
2.03 €
(2.21 $)
     +9.9 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.00 €
(15.24 $)
13.77 €
(15.00 $)
     -1.6 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.74 €
(2.98 $)
2.39 €
(2.60 $)
     -12.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.15 €
(3.43 $)
3.56 €
(3.87 $)
     +12.9 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.45 €
(11.38 $)
11.02 €
(12.00 $)
     +5.5 %
Transportation
Helsinki Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.95 €
(3.21 $)
1.61 €
(1.75 $)
     -45.5 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 66.60 €
(72.51 $)
76.68 €
(83.48 $)
     +15.1 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.75 €
(7.35 $)
2.85 €
(3.10 $)
     -57.8 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.97 €
(2.15 $)
2.48 €
(2.70 $)
     +25.8 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 56.40 €
(61.40 $)
26.81 €
(29.19 $)
     -52.5 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.21 €
(7.85 $)
4.91 €
(5.34 $)
     -31.9 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 31,644.50 €
(34,451.62 $)
27,555.60 €
(30,000.00 $)
     -12.9 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,845.64 €
(36,848.02 $)
25,020.47 €
(27,239.98 $)
     -26.1 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Helsinki Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 118.94 €
(129.49 $)
175.72 €
(191.31 $)
     +47.7 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 24.62 €
(26.80 $)
62.50 €
(68.05 $)
     +153.9 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 21.04 €
(22.91 $)
68.42 €
(74.49 $)
     +225.2 %
Sports And Leisure
Helsinki Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 42.76 €
(46.55 $)
47.17 €
(51.36 $)
     +10.3 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 23.95 €
(26.07 $)
8.42 €
(9.17 $)
     -64.8 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 17.00 €
(18.51 $)
16.07 €
(17.50 $)
     -5.4 %
Childcare
Helsinki Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 311.23 €
(338.84 $)
1,791.11 €
(1,950.00 $)
     +475.5 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 8,365.60 €
(9,107.69 $)
26,407.45 €
(28,750.00 $)
     +215.7 %
Clothing And Shoes
Helsinki Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 88.34 €
(96.17 $)
56.47 €
(61.48 $)
     -36.1 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 30.72 €
(33.44 $)
40.74 €
(44.35 $)
     +32.6 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 77.63 €
(84.52 $)
96.97 €
(105.58 $)
     +24.9 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 100.91 €
(109.86 $)
131.87 €
(143.57 $)
     +30.7 %
Rent Per Month
Helsinki Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,006.32 €
(1,095.59 $)
2,314.93 €
(2,520.29 $)
     +130.0 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 812.16 €
(884.20 $)
1,978.49 €
(2,154.00 $)
     +143.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,766.25 €
(1,922.93 $)
4,508.82 €
(4,908.79 $)
     +155.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,304.44 €
(1,420.16 $)
3,521.70 €
(3,834.11 $)
     +170.0 %
Buy Apartment Price
Helsinki Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 692.74 €
(754.20 $)
721.07 €
(785.03 $)
     +4.1 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 405.37 €
(441.33 $)
640.00 €
(696.78 $)
     +57.9 %
Salaries And Financing
Helsinki Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,688.47 €
(2,926.96 $)
4,328.78 €
(4,712.77 $)
     +61.0 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.69 7.02      +90.1 %
Last update: July 2024July 2024
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