Cost of Living Comparison Between Berlin and London 

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Consumer Prices in London are 22.5% higher than in Berlin (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in London are 46.3% higher than in Berlin
Rent Prices in London are 93.5% higher than in Berlin
Restaurant Prices in London are 44.3% higher than in Berlin
Groceries Prices in London are 9.5% higher than in Berlin
Local Purchasing Power in London is 16.4% lower than in Berlin
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Restaurants
Berlin Edit London Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 13.00 €
(11.11 £)
21.07 €
(18.00 £)
     +62.1 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 €
(51.26 £)
93.64 €
(80.00 £)
     +56.1 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 €
(8.54 £)
9.36 €
(8.00 £)
     -6.4 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.50 €
(3.84 £)
7.55 €
(6.45 £)
     +67.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.00 €
(3.42 £)
5.85 €
(5.00 £)
     +46.3 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.59 €
(3.07 £)
4.20 €
(3.59 £)
     +17.0 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.86 €
(2.44 £)
2.30 €
(1.97 £)
     -19.4 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.59 €
(2.21 £)
1.82 €
(1.56 £)
     -29.7 %
Markets
Berlin Edit London Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.52 €
(3.87 £)
5.86 €
(5.00 £)
     +29.4 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.82 €
(1.55 £)
1.59 €
(1.36 £)
     -12.5 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.29 €
(1.10 £)
1.07 €
(0.91 £)
     -17.2 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.30 €
(2.82 £)
3.89 €
(3.33 £)
     +18.1 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.72 €
(4.89 £)
4.05 €
(3.46 £)
     -29.3 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.72 €
(4.89 £)
4.04 €
(3.45 £)
     -29.3 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.59 €
(5.63 £)
6.37 €
(5.44 £)
     -3.4 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.18 €
(1.01 £)
1.30 €
(1.11 £)
     +10.4 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.74 €
(0.63 £)
0.65 €
(0.55 £)
     -12.5 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.04 €
(0.89 £)
1.38 €
(1.18 £)
     +32.9 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.30 €
(1.11 £)
1.77 €
(1.51 £)
     +35.6 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.80 €
(0.68 £)
0.64 €
(0.55 £)
     -20.1 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.84 €
(0.71 £)
0.62 €
(0.53 £)
     -26.1 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.41 €
(1.20 £)
1.10 €
(0.94 £)
     -21.9 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.82 €
(0.70 £)
1.49 €
(1.27 £)
     +81.9 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 5.99 €
(5.12 £)
10.53 €
(9.00 £)
     +75.9 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.02 €
(0.87 £)
2.34 €
(2.00 £)
     +129.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.75 €
(1.50 £)
2.84 €
(2.43 £)
     +62.4 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.20 €
(7.01 £)
17.56 €
(15.00 £)
     +114.1 %
Transportation
Berlin Edit London Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.20 €
(2.73 £)
3.28 €
(2.80 £)
     +2.4 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 49.99 €
(42.71 £)
228.24 €
(195.00 £)
     +356.6 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 €
(4.27 £)
4.68 €
(4.00 £)
     -6.4 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.70 €
(3.16 £)
3.57 €
(3.05 £)
     -3.5 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 35.00 €
(29.90 £)
35.11 €
(30.00 £)
     +0.3 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.82 €
(5.83 £)
6.68 €
(5.71 £)
     -2.1 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 29,780.00 €
(25,442.96 £)
31,087.46 €
(26,560.00 £)
     +4.4 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,420.00 €
(25,989.75 £)
31,228.28 €
(26,680.31 £)
     +2.7 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Berlin Edit London Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 334.37 €
(285.68 £)
333.56 €
(284.98 £)
     -0.2 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 19.41 €
(16.59 £)
17.41 €
(14.88 £)
     -10.3 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 40.53 €
(34.62 £)
37.67 €
(32.18 £)
     -7.1 %
Sports And Leisure
Berlin Edit London Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 34.98 €
(29.88 £)
57.35 €
(49.00 £)
     +64.0 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 21.22 €
(18.13 £)
15.25 €
(13.03 £)
     -28.1 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 €
(10.25 £)
17.56 €
(15.00 £)
     +46.3 %
Childcare
Berlin Edit London Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 209.78 €
(179.23 £)
2,135.72 €
(1,824.68 £)
     +918.1 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 8,777.78 €
(7,499.42 £)
23,473.33 €
(20,054.76 £)
     +167.4 %
Clothing And Shoes
Berlin Edit London Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 81.13 €
(69.31 £)
97.95 €
(83.69 £)
     +20.7 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.84 €
(30.62 £)
46.05 €
(39.34 £)
     +28.5 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 85.29 €
(72.86 £)
102.89 €
(87.91 £)
     +20.6 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 128.23 €
(109.55 £)
114.85 €
(98.12 £)
     -10.4 %
Rent Per Month
Berlin Edit London Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,306.75 €
(1,116.44 £)
2,579.89 €
(2,204.17 £)
     +97.4 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 940.88 €
(803.86 £)
1,891.25 €
(1,615.82 £)
     +101.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,457.74 €
(2,099.80 £)
4,875.42 €
(4,165.38 £)
     +98.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,778.29 €
(1,519.31 £)
3,200.76 €
(2,734.62 £)
     +80.0 %
Buy Apartment Price
Berlin Edit London Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 771.82 €
(659.41 £)
1,476.21 €
(1,261.22 £)
     +91.3 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 556.64 €
(475.57 £)
832.38 €
(711.15 £)
     +49.5 %
Salaries And Financing
Berlin Edit London Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,154.49 €
(2,695.09 £)
3,856.29 €
(3,294.67 £)
     +22.2 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.00 5.60      +40.0 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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