Cost of Living Comparison Between Helsinki and Berlin 

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Consumer Prices in Berlin are 11.73% lower than in Helsinki (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Berlin are 11.17% lower than in Helsinki
Rent Prices in Berlin are 9.90% lower than in Helsinki
Restaurant Prices in Berlin are 29.71% lower than in Helsinki
Groceries Prices in Berlin are 16.74% lower than in Helsinki
Local Purchasing Power in Berlin is 9.85% 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 € 3.50 €      -41.67 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 € 3.50 €      -50.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.01 € 2.87 €      -28.49 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.58 € 1.93 €      -25.06 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.82 € 1.78 €      -2.10 %
Markets
Helsinki Edit Berlin Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.68 € 3.58 €      -2.81 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.93 € 1.14 €      -40.98 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.04 € 0.82 €      -21.36 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.38 € 2.25 €      -5.15 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.27 € 4.61 €      +40.69 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.05 € 3.14 €      -37.88 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.65 € 5.52 €      -16.94 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.08 € 1.12 €      +3.68 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.71 € 0.69 €      -3.74 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.00 € 1.08 €      +8.09 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.36 € 1.17 €      -14.12 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.47 € 0.65 €      +38.13 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.62 € 0.67 €      +8.94 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.64 € 1.13 €      -31.15 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.52 € 0.54 €      -64.29 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 € 6.00 €      -50.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.58 € 0.82 €      -68.13 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.21 € 1.64 €      -48.67 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.80 € 7.00 €      -20.45 %
Transportation
Helsinki Edit Berlin Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 € 2.90 €      +3.57 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 59.70 € 81.00 €      +35.68 %
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) 5.62 € 5.02 €      -10.67 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 € 21,000.00 €      -16.00 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,100.21 € 24,806.56 €      -1.17 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Helsinki Edit Berlin Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 86.52 € 220.42 €      +154.77 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.07 € 0.10 €      +42.82 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 22.39 € 32.73 €      +46.18 %
Sports And Leisure
Helsinki Edit Berlin Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 41.40 € 32.07 €      -22.52 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 27.00 € 18.66 €      -30.91 %
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 328.68 € 101.53 €      -69.11 %
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) 85.54 € 81.96 €      -4.18 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 36.53 € 31.58 €      -13.55 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 83.54 € 78.51 €      -6.01 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 121.84 € 109.84 €      -9.85 %
Rent Per Month
Helsinki Edit Berlin Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,007.00 € 926.29 €      -8.01 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 799.71 € 664.88 €      -16.86 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,972.00 € 1,819.41 €      -7.74 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,373.08 € 1,231.11 €      -10.34 %
Buy Apartment Price
Helsinki Edit Berlin Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 761.09 € 578.51 €      -23.99 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 441.91 € 371.96 €      -15.83 %
Salaries And Financing
Helsinki Edit Berlin Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,532.43 € 2,471.18 €      -2.42 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.15 1.78      +54.55 %
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