Cost of Living Comparison Between Berlin and Amsterdam 

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Consumer Prices in Amsterdam are 16.89% higher than in Berlin (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Amsterdam are 31.01% higher than in Berlin
Rent Prices in Amsterdam are 62.09% higher than in Berlin
Restaurant Prices in Amsterdam are 42.10% higher than in Berlin
Groceries Prices in Amsterdam are 6.01% higher than in Berlin
Local Purchasing Power in Amsterdam is 9.59% lower than in Berlin
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Restaurants
Berlin Edit Amsterdam Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 € 15.00 €      +50.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 € 75.00 €      +50.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 € 8.94 €      +11.70 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.50 € 5.00 €      +42.86 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.50 € 5.00 €      +42.86 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.87 € 3.36 €      +17.32 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.93 € 2.76 €      +42.69 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.78 € 2.27 €      +27.64 %
Markets
Berlin Edit Amsterdam Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.58 € 4.11 €      +14.69 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.14 € 1.65 €      +45.29 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.82 € 0.90 €      +9.68 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.25 € 2.77 €      +23.13 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.61 € 4.89 €      +6.19 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.14 € 3.56 €      +13.51 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.52 € 5.81 €      +5.16 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.12 € 0.99 €      -11.87 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.69 € 0.70 €      +1.79 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.08 € 0.81 €      -25.29 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.17 € 1.04 €      -11.15 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.65 € 0.71 €      +10.16 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.67 € 0.60 €      -10.05 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.13 € 0.87 €      -23.28 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.54 € 0.84 €      +53.74 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 6.00 € 7.00 €      +16.67 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.82 € 1.20 €      +46.13 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.64 € 1.89 €      +14.76 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.00 € 8.00 €      +14.29 %
Transportation
Berlin Edit Amsterdam Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.90 € 3.20 €      +10.34 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 81.00 € 97.50 €      +20.37 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.90 € 5.00 €      +28.21 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 € 3.78 €      +17.50 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.00 € 43.97 €      +33.24 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.02 € 6.36 €      +26.74 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,000.00 € 25,505.00 €      +21.45 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,806.56 € 28,122.73 €      +13.37 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Berlin Edit Amsterdam Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 220.42 € 162.83 €      -26.13 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 € 0.15 €      +51.78 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 32.73 € 46.25 €      +41.31 %
Sports And Leisure
Berlin Edit Amsterdam Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 32.07 € 43.34 €      +35.13 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.66 € 31.02 €      +66.29 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 € 12.00 €      +20.00 %
Childcare
Berlin Edit Amsterdam Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 101.53 € 1,805.21 €      +1,678.02 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 8,525.00 € 14,061.69 €      +64.95 %
Clothing And Shoes
Berlin Edit Amsterdam Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 81.96 € 92.88 €      +13.32 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 31.58 € 41.21 €      +30.50 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 78.51 € 93.11 €      +18.59 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 109.84 € 127.13 €      +15.74 %
Rent Per Month
Berlin Edit Amsterdam Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 926.29 € 1,575.00 €      +70.03 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 664.88 € 1,280.77 €      +92.63 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,819.41 € 2,654.69 €      +45.91 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,231.11 € 2,013.33 €      +63.54 %
Buy Apartment Price
Berlin Edit Amsterdam Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 578.51 € 695.51 €      +20.23 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 371.96 € 476.95 €      +28.23 %
Salaries And Financing
Berlin Edit Amsterdam Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,471.18 € 2,927.01 €      +18.45 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.78 2.06      +16.00 %
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