Cost of Living Comparison Between Helsinki and Berlin 

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Consumer Prices in Berlin are 10.92% lower than in Helsinki (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Berlin are 9.62% lower than in Helsinki
Rent Prices in Berlin are 6.70% lower than in Helsinki
Restaurant Prices in Berlin are 28.76% lower than in Helsinki
Groceries Prices in Berlin are 17.12% lower than in Helsinki
Local Purchasing Power in Berlin is 14.75% higher than in Helsinki
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Restaurants
Helsinki Edit Berlin Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 13.00 € 10.00 €      -23.08 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 € 50.00 €      -37.50 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 € 8.00 €      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 € 3.70 €      -38.33 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 € 3.50 €      -50.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.99 € 2.91 €      -26.98 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.67 € 2.11 €      -20.96 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.82 € 1.88 €      +3.34 %
Markets
Helsinki Edit Berlin Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.70 € 3.58 €      -3.17 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.00 € 1.16 €      -41.91 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.99 € 0.85 €      -14.31 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.36 € 2.32 €      -1.63 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.43 € 4.96 €      +44.52 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.01 € 3.24 €      -35.28 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.69 € 5.53 €      -17.33 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.10 € 1.09 €      -1.59 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.73 € 0.71 €      -3.90 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.01 € 1.03 €      +1.92 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.38 € 0.89 €      -35.56 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.48 € 0.63 €      +31.58 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.63 € 0.67 €      +5.71 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.64 € 1.06 €      -35.28 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.52 € 0.57 €      -62.38 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 € 6.00 €      -50.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.51 € 0.81 €      -67.77 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.08 € 1.75 €      -43.23 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.90 € 7.00 €      -21.35 %
Transportation
Helsinki Edit Berlin Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 € 3.00 €      +7.14 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 59.70 € 82.00 €      +37.35 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.90 € 3.90 €      -33.90 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.61 € 3.22 €      +100.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 45.00 € 33.00 €      -26.67 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.77 € 5.16 €      -10.58 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 € 22,620.00 €      -9.52 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,485.00 € 26,158.62 €      +2.64 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Helsinki Edit Berlin Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 91.93 € 227.18 €      +147.11 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.07 € 0.10 €      +42.23 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 22.40 € 33.04 €      +47.51 %
Sports And Leisure
Helsinki Edit Berlin Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 41.14 € 31.98 €      -22.27 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 26.72 € 18.50 €      -30.76 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 € 10.00 €      -33.33 %
Childcare
Helsinki Edit Berlin Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 315.33 € 103.29 €      -67.24 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 5,200.00 € 8,525.00 €      +63.94 %
Clothing And Shoes
Helsinki Edit Berlin Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 85.70 € 80.50 €      -6.07 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 38.50 € 29.84 €      -22.49 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 82.57 € 79.22 €      -4.06 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 120.24 € 106.29 €      -11.59 %
Rent Per Month
Helsinki Edit Berlin Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,010.56 € 955.93 €      -5.41 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 802.81 € 675.34 €      -15.88 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,993.10 € 1,885.32 €      -5.41 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,367.86 € 1,278.06 €      -6.56 %
Buy Apartment Price
Helsinki Edit Berlin Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 760.49 € 602.17 €      -20.82 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 439.64 € 373.25 €      -15.10 %
Salaries And Financing
Helsinki Edit Berlin Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,560.87 € 2,655.94 €      +3.71 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.15 1.78      +54.88 %
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