Cost of Living Comparison Between Munich and Berlin 

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Consumer Prices in Berlin are 12.70% lower than in Munich (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Berlin are 17.25% lower than in Munich
Rent Prices in Berlin are 25.82% lower than in Munich
Restaurant Prices in Berlin are 20.96% lower than in Munich
Groceries Prices in Berlin are 12.35% lower than in Munich
Local Purchasing Power in Berlin is 6.04% lower than in Munich
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Restaurants
Munich Edit Berlin Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 14.00 € 9.50 €      -32.14 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 € 50.00 €      -16.67 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 € 8.00 €      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.00 € 3.50 €      -12.50 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.00 € 3.50 €      -12.50 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.23 € 2.90 €      -10.36 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.82 € 2.01 €      -28.78 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.54 € 1.80 €      -29.05 %
Markets
Munich Edit Berlin Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.82 € 3.60 €      -5.68 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.58 € 1.13 €      -28.84 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.88 € 0.84 €      -5.07 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.69 € 2.30 €      -14.76 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.12 € 4.59 €      -24.97 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.31 € 3.13 €      -5.47 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.72 € 5.43 €      -19.18 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.22 € 1.10 €      -9.77 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.77 € 0.69 €      -10.45 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.02 € 1.08 €      +5.38 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.37 € 1.19 €      -13.46 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.85 € 0.64 €      -24.50 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.62 € 0.69 €      +10.93 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.02 € 1.12 €      +10.14 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.54 € 0.49 €      -9.34 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 6.00 € 6.00 €      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.87 € 0.80 €      -8.17 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.45 € 1.61 €      +10.62 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.00 € 7.00 €      0.00 %
Transportation
Munich Edit Berlin Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.30 € 2.90 €      -12.12 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 57.60 € 81.00 €      +40.62 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.70 € 3.90 €      +5.41 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 € 3.22 €      0.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 € 33.00 €      +10.00 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.93 € 5.02 €      +1.72 %
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) 22,375.38 € 24,806.56 €      +10.87 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Munich Edit Berlin Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 266.60 € 221.56 €      -16.89 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.11 € 0.10 €      -9.45 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 34.82 € 33.21 €      -4.61 %
Sports And Leisure
Munich Edit Berlin Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 41.91 € 31.62 €      -24.57 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 22.12 € 19.72 €      -10.83 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 € 10.00 €      -16.67 %
Childcare
Munich Edit Berlin Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 693.38 € 101.53 €      -85.36 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 12,120.25 € 8,525.00 €      -29.66 %
Clothing And Shoes
Munich Edit Berlin Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 81.70 € 79.54 €      -2.65 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 41.27 € 31.58 €      -23.49 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 90.83 € 77.15 €      -15.07 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 126.27 € 109.83 €      -13.01 %
Rent Per Month
Munich Edit Berlin Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,286.46 € 904.91 €      -29.66 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 958.60 € 657.00 €      -31.46 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,247.69 € 1,786.35 €      -20.53 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,698.72 € 1,244.44 €      -26.74 %
Buy Apartment Price
Munich Edit Berlin Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,107.77 € 586.80 €      -47.03 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 794.93 € 369.78 €      -53.48 %
Salaries And Financing
Munich Edit Berlin Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,060.08 € 2,379.15 €      -22.25 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.60 1.77      +10.23 %
Last update: April 2021April 2021
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