Cost of Living Comparison Between Helsinki and Leipzig 

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Consumer Prices in Leipzig are 10.9% lower than in Helsinki (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Leipzig are 18.9% lower than in Helsinki
Rent Prices in Leipzig are 38.4% lower than in Helsinki
Restaurant Prices in Leipzig are 28.5% lower than in Helsinki
Groceries Prices in Leipzig are 16.9% lower than in Helsinki
Local Purchasing Power in Leipzig is 12.0% lower than in Helsinki
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Restaurants
Helsinki Edit Leipzig Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 13.20 € 10.00 €      -24.2 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 € 50.00 €      -37.5 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 € 8.00 €      -11.1 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 € 4.00 €      -42.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.50 € 3.50 €      -53.3 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.02 € 3.07 €      -23.8 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.45 € 3.00 €      +22.3 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.65 € 2.49 €      +50.5 %
Markets
Helsinki Edit Leipzig Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.83 € 3.90 €      +1.8 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.01 € 1.31 €      -34.9 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.99 € 0.79 €      -20.4 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.51 € 2.36 €      -6.1 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.26 € 5.28 €      +62.1 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.70 € 3.68 €      -21.8 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.90 € 6.50 €      -17.7 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.01 € 1.05 €      +3.2 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.74 € 0.74 €      +0.8 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.93 € 0.88 €      -5.7 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.60 € 0.60 €      -62.4 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.46 € 0.69 €      +51.0 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.61 € 0.42 €      -32.0 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.74 € 1.16 €      -33.3 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.60 € 0.48 €      -70.1 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 € 6.00 €      -50.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.60 € 0.62 €      -76.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.70 € 1.15 €      -57.5 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 9.55 € 7.50 €      -21.5 %
Transportation
Helsinki Edit Leipzig Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 € 3.00 €      0.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 65.00 € 81.00 €      +24.6 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.90 € 3.50 €      -49.3 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.93 € 4.02 €      +108.3 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 53.40 € 24.00 €      -55.1 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 8.03 € 7.55 €      -6.0 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,000.00 € 24,000.00 €      -25.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 31,388.00 € 21,666.67 €      -31.0 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Helsinki Edit Leipzig Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 103.33 € 230.51 €      +123.1 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.07 € 0.14 €      +119.7 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 18.07 € 36.92 €      +104.3 %
Sports And Leisure
Helsinki Edit Leipzig Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 34.05 € 26.89 €      -21.0 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 27.50 € 30.00 €      +9.1 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 € 10.00 €      -33.3 %
Childcare
Helsinki Edit Leipzig Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 433.12 € 196.50 €      -54.6 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 4,960.00 € 8,000.00 €      +61.3 %
Clothing And Shoes
Helsinki Edit Leipzig Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 82.65 € 63.57 €      -23.1 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 34.86 € 44.17 €      +26.7 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 74.44 € 75.88 €      +1.9 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 108.24 € 82.22 €      -24.0 %
Rent Per Month
Helsinki Edit Leipzig Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 995.62 € 540.56 €      -45.7 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 794.12 € 397.08 €      -50.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,902.80 € 1,293.33 €      -32.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,352.80 € 855.00 €      -36.8 %
Buy Apartment Price
Helsinki Edit Leipzig Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 673.88 € 510.96 €      -24.2 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 388.60 € 288.00 €      -25.9 %
Salaries And Financing
Helsinki Edit Leipzig Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,988.06 € 2,131.88 €      -28.7 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.24 2.33      +87.2 %
Last update: February 2023January 2023
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