Cost of Living Comparison Between Helsinki and Malaga 

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Consumer Prices in Malaga are 27.7% lower than in Helsinki (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Malaga are 28.0% lower than in Helsinki
Rent Prices in Malaga are 28.9% lower than in Helsinki
Restaurant Prices in Malaga are 37.4% lower than in Helsinki
Groceries Prices in Malaga are 32.1% lower than in Helsinki
Local Purchasing Power in Malaga is 19.9% lower than in Helsinki
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Restaurants
Helsinki Edit Malaga Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 13.00 € 10.00 €      -23.1 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 € 45.50 €      -43.1 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 € 8.00 €      -11.1 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 € 2.50 €      -64.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.50 € 3.00 €      -60.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.01 € 1.71 €      -57.4 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.51 € 1.76 €      -30.0 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.66 € 1.16 €      -30.4 %
Markets
Helsinki Edit Malaga Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.79 € 3.10 €      -18.2 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.05 € 0.86 €      -57.9 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.98 € 0.57 €      -41.7 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.51 € 2.42 €      -3.7 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.30 € 5.11 €      +54.6 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.67 € 2.81 €      -39.8 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.75 € 5.39 €      -30.4 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.03 € 0.73 €      -29.2 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.74 € 0.59 €      -20.4 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.95 € 0.57 €      -39.8 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.61 € 0.68 €      -57.8 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.46 € 0.45 €      -1.0 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.63 € 0.46 €      -25.8 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.77 € 0.95 €      -46.7 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.58 € 0.78 €      -50.5 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 € 4.00 €      -66.7 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.58 € 0.98 €      -61.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.70 € 1.88 €      -30.2 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 9.50 € 5.00 €      -47.4 %
Transportation
Helsinki Edit Malaga Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 € 1.40 €      -53.3 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 65.00 € 35.00 €      -46.2 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.75 € 4.00 €      -40.7 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.93 € 1.38 €      -28.3 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 53.40 € 19.20 €      -64.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 8.03 € 6.59 €      -17.9 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,000.00 € 25,000.00 €      -16.7 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 31,388.00 € 22,900.00 €      -27.0 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Helsinki Edit Malaga Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 100.32 € 133.22 €      +32.8 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.07 € 0.19 €      +186.2 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 17.79 € 32.00 €      +79.9 %
Sports And Leisure
Helsinki Edit Malaga Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 34.23 € 42.62 €      +24.5 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 28.06 € 12.33 €      -56.0 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 € 8.10 €      -46.0 %
Childcare
Helsinki Edit Malaga Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 433.12 € 350.00 €      -19.2 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 4,960.00 € 8,266.67 €      +66.7 %
Clothing And Shoes
Helsinki Edit Malaga Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 82.96 € 70.00 €      -15.6 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 34.96 € 31.43 €      -10.1 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 74.66 € 70.71 €      -5.3 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 108.24 € 92.86 €      -14.2 %
Rent Per Month
Helsinki Edit Malaga Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 997.43 € 731.20 €      -26.7 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 798.91 € 588.67 €      -26.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,898.89 € 1,287.50 €      -32.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,337.78 € 970.71 €      -27.4 %
Buy Apartment Price
Helsinki Edit Malaga Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 690.77 € 351.48 €      -49.1 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 396.27 € 220.64 €      -44.3 %
Salaries And Financing
Helsinki Edit Malaga Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,938.76 € 1,692.94 €      -42.4 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.17 2.40      +105.9 %
Last update: February 2023January 2023
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