Cost of Living Comparison Between Berlin and Helsinki 

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Consumer Prices in Helsinki are 14.01% higher than in Berlin (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Helsinki are 13.22% higher than in Berlin
Rent Prices in Helsinki are 11.49% higher than in Berlin
Restaurant Prices in Helsinki are 41.82% higher than in Berlin
Groceries Prices in Helsinki are 22.70% higher than in Berlin
Local Purchasing Power in Helsinki is 13.44% lower than in Berlin
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Restaurants
Berlin Edit Helsinki Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 € 13.00 €      +30.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 € 80.00 €      +60.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 € 8.00 €      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.50 € 6.00 €      +71.43 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.50 € 7.00 €      +100.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.89 € 3.98 €      +37.50 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.05 € 2.61 €      +27.50 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.82 € 1.82 €      +0.09 %
Markets
Berlin Edit Helsinki Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.54 € 3.73 €      +5.49 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.13 € 1.95 €      +72.91 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.83 € 1.00 €      +19.97 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.28 € 2.41 €      +5.71 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.67 € 3.25 €      -30.32 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.12 € 5.06 €      +62.31 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.48 € 6.67 €      +21.70 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.09 € 1.09 €      -0.41 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.69 € 0.73 €      +5.39 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.05 € 1.00 €      -3.97 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.89 € 1.38 €      +54.80 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.63 € 0.47 €      -26.09 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.66 € 0.61 €      -7.36 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.13 € 1.66 €      +47.17 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.54 € 1.52 €      +180.56 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 6.00 € 12.00 €      +100.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.81 € 2.53 €      +214.18 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.75 € 3.21 €      +83.07 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.00 € 8.85 €      +26.43 %
Transportation
Berlin Edit Helsinki Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.90 € 2.80 €      -3.45 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 81.00 € 59.70 €      -26.30 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.90 € 5.90 €      +51.28 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 € 1.61 €      -50.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.00 € 45.00 €      +36.36 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.07 € 5.69 €      +12.24 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,310.00 € 25,000.00 €      +12.06 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,283.62 € 25,272.44 €      -0.04 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Berlin Edit Helsinki Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 218.37 € 87.39 €      -59.98 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 € 0.07 €      -29.40 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 32.88 € 22.66 €      -31.09 %
Sports And Leisure
Berlin Edit Helsinki Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 31.63 € 41.18 €      +30.18 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.50 € 26.72 €      +44.43 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 € 15.00 €      +50.00 %
Childcare
Berlin Edit Helsinki Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 110.35 € 325.05 €      +194.56 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 8,525.00 € 5,200.00 €      -39.00 %
Clothing And Shoes
Berlin Edit Helsinki Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 80.50 € 85.54 €      +6.26 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 30.23 € 37.20 €      +23.06 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 79.11 € 82.67 €      +4.50 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 108.65 € 121.15 €      +11.51 %
Rent Per Month
Berlin Edit Helsinki Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 932.38 € 1,010.00 €      +8.32 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 662.66 € 804.38 €      +21.39 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,836.18 € 2,003.70 €      +9.12 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,235.11 € 1,384.62 €      +12.10 %
Buy Apartment Price
Berlin Edit Helsinki Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 579.62 € 760.49 €      +31.21 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 370.54 € 435.71 €      +17.59 %
Salaries And Financing
Berlin Edit Helsinki Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,587.93 € 2,536.17 €      -2.00 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.79 1.14      -36.12 %
Last update: June 2021June 2021
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