Cost of Living Comparison Between Berlin and Paris 

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Consumer Prices in Paris are 15.6% higher than in Berlin (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Paris are 15.6% higher than in Berlin
Rent Prices in Paris are 15.5% higher than in Berlin
Restaurant Prices in Paris are 27.5% higher than in Berlin
Groceries Prices in Paris are 33.8% higher than in Berlin
Local Purchasing Power in Paris is 21.0% lower than in Berlin
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Restaurants
Berlin Edit Paris Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 13.00 € 18.00 €      +38.5 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 € 70.00 €      +16.7 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 € 12.00 €      +20.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.50 € 7.50 €      +66.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.00 € 7.00 €      +75.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.60 € 4.14 €      +15.1 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.89 € 3.26 €      +13.0 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.64 € 2.63 €      -0.4 %
Markets
Berlin Edit Paris Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.53 € 5.42 €      +19.6 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.82 € 1.71 €      -5.9 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.29 € 1.00 €      -22.7 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.33 € 4.43 €      +33.3 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.89 € 8.93 €      +51.7 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.72 € 6.27 €      +9.5 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.55 € 10.45 €      +59.4 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.19 € 1.53 €      +28.9 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.74 € 1.01 €      +36.3 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.04 € 1.55 €      +49.3 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.32 € 1.82 €      +37.4 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.80 € 0.99 €      +23.4 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.84 € 1.07 €      +28.1 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.41 € 1.59 €      +13.1 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.82 € 0.83 €      +1.4 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 5.99 € 8.00 €      +33.6 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.02 € 2.26 €      +120.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.75 € 3.45 €      +97.3 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.20 € 11.75 €      +43.3 %
Transportation
Berlin Edit Paris Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.20 € 2.10 €      -34.4 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 49.99 € 84.82 €      +69.7 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 € 6.25 €      +25.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.70 € 3.00 €      -18.9 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 35.00 € 45.50 €      +30.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.82 € 7.17 €      +5.0 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 29,780.00 € 30,000.00 €      +0.7 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,420.00 € 29,748.75 €      -2.2 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Berlin Edit Paris Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 335.36 € 208.11 €      -37.9 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 19.15 € 18.61 €      -2.8 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 40.66 € 30.52 €      -25.0 %
Sports And Leisure
Berlin Edit Paris Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 36.20 € 37.80 €      +4.4 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 21.37 € 15.07 €      -29.5 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 € 13.00 €      +8.3 %
Childcare
Berlin Edit Paris Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 209.78 € 779.50 €      +271.6 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 8,777.78 € 15,375.00 €      +75.2 %
Clothing And Shoes
Berlin Edit Paris Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 81.13 € 92.27 €      +13.7 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 36.77 € 40.94 €      +11.4 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 85.29 € 97.77 €      +14.6 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 128.23 € 134.73 €      +5.1 %
Rent Per Month
Berlin Edit Paris Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,308.54 € 1,406.70 €      +7.5 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 933.91 € 955.83 €      +2.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,451.13 € 2,967.59 €      +21.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,768.10 € 2,130.21 €      +20.5 %
Buy Apartment Price
Berlin Edit Paris Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 771.82 € 1,115.86 €      +44.6 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 556.64 € 788.12 €      +41.6 %
Salaries And Financing
Berlin Edit Paris Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,154.49 € 2,878.54 €      -8.7 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.00 3.79      -5.1 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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