Cost of Living Comparison Between Athens and Helsinki 

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Consumer Prices in Helsinki are 32.48% higher than in Athens (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Helsinki are 51.53% higher than in Athens
Rent Prices in Helsinki are 124.04% higher than in Athens
Restaurant Prices in Helsinki are 42.12% higher than in Athens
Groceries Prices in Helsinki are 49.80% higher than in Athens
Local Purchasing Power in Helsinki is 108.13% higher than in Athens
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Restaurants
Athens Edit Helsinki Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 11.50 € 12.00 €      +4.35 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 40.00 € 76.00 €      +90.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.00 € 8.00 €      +33.33 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.00 € 6.00 €      +50.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 € 7.00 €      +40.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.92 € 3.87 €      +32.58 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.82 € 2.62 €      +44.23 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.50 € 1.73 €      +245.33 %
Markets
Athens Edit Helsinki Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.73 € 3.91 €      -17.46 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.73 € 2.06 €      +182.04 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.80 € 0.99 €      +24.07 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.04 € 2.30 €      -24.53 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.82 € 3.45 €      -9.63 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.35 € 5.03 €      +50.33 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.46 € 7.02 €      +57.27 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.72 € 1.11 €      +55.15 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.72 € 0.75 €      +3.39 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.42 € 1.03 €      +147.48 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.73 € 1.43 €      +94.85 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.38 € 0.49 €      +29.44 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.37 € 0.66 €      +80.08 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.66 € 1.70 €      +158.25 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.88 € 1.54 €      +75.63 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.00 € 12.00 €      +71.43 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.48 € 2.58 €      +74.73 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.11 € 2.88 €      +36.66 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4.60 € 9.00 €      +95.65 %
Transportation
Athens Edit Helsinki Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.40 € 2.80 €      +100.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 30.00 € 60.00 €      +100.00 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 € 5.90 €      +68.57 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.20 € 1.77 €      +47.65 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 11.92 € 48.70 €      +308.56 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.24 € 6.03 €      -3.33 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,500.00 € 26,354.00 €      +35.15 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,618.08 € 26,642.67 €      +35.81 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Athens Edit Helsinki Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 153.55 € 100.79 €      -34.36 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.39 € 0.08 €      -80.09 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 34.69 € 23.19 €      -33.15 %
Sports And Leisure
Athens Edit Helsinki Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 32.09 € 40.79 €      +27.11 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 19.22 € 27.95 €      +45.45 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 8.00 € 15.00 €      +87.50 %
Childcare
Athens Edit Helsinki Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 420.52 € 303.50 €      -27.83 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 7,473.33 € 5,200.00 €      -30.42 %
Clothing And Shoes
Athens Edit Helsinki Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 72.75 € 85.36 €      +17.33 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 28.63 € 36.96 €      +29.08 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 70.75 € 79.88 €      +12.90 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 87.84 € 125.96 €      +43.39 %
Rent Per Month
Athens Edit Helsinki Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 441.95 € 1,020.00 €      +130.79 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 402.71 € 791.67 €      +96.58 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 773.33 € 2,019.70 €      +161.17 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 718.90 € 1,384.85 €      +92.63 %
Buy Apartment Price
Athens Edit Helsinki Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 175.19 € 817.82 €      +366.81 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 178.43 € 443.37 €      +148.49 %
Salaries And Financing
Athens Edit Helsinki Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 790.66 € 2,493.55 €      +215.38 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.23 1.18      -72.21 %
Last update: November 2021November 2021
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