Cost of Living Comparison Between Athens and Thessaloniki 

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Consumer Prices in Thessaloniki are 0.6% higher than in Athens (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Thessaloniki are 3.7% lower than in Athens
Rent Prices in Thessaloniki are 19.4% lower than in Athens
Restaurant Prices in Thessaloniki are 2.8% lower than in Athens
Groceries Prices in Thessaloniki are 1.0% lower than in Athens
Local Purchasing Power in Thessaloniki is 9.9% lower than in Athens
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Restaurants
Athens Edit Thessaloniki Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 € 15.00 €      0.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 55.00 € 50.00 €      -9.1 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 € 9.00 €      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 € 4.25 €      -15.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 € 5.00 €      0.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.41 € 3.61 €      +5.9 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.96 € 2.24 €      +13.8 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.50 € 0.50 €      0.0 %
Markets
Athens Edit Thessaloniki Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.92 € 5.31 €      -10.4 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.11 € 1.10 €      -0.8 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.15 € 0.92 €      -20.0 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.21 € 4.58 €      +8.8 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.80 € 5.66 €      -2.4 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.58 € 4.64 €      +1.3 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.83 € 5.53 €      -5.2 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.80 € 0.82 €      +1.6 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.83 € 0.81 €      -2.7 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.56 € 0.69 €      +23.1 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.90 € 0.92 €      +2.7 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.54 € 0.51 €      -4.2 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.55 € 0.51 €      -8.2 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.94 € 0.99 €      +5.7 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.88 € 0.75 €      -15.5 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.00 € 8.00 €      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.60 € 1.53 €      -4.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.19 € 2.20 €      +0.4 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4.60 € 4.70 €      +2.2 %
Transportation
Athens Edit Thessaloniki Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.20 € 0.90 €      -25.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 30.00 € 30.00 €      0.0 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 € 4.00 €      0.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.45 € 2.09 €      +44.4 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 15.00 € 20.00 €      +33.3 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.06 € 7.10 €      +0.6 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,187.50 € 25,000.00 €      -0.7 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,061.17 € 24,210.62 €      +0.6 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Athens Edit Thessaloniki Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 202.14 € 272.08 €      +34.6 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 25.30 € 22.27 €      -12.0 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 30.13 € 31.07 €      +3.1 %
Sports And Leisure
Athens Edit Thessaloniki Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 42.19 € 42.08 €      -0.3 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 23.56 € 19.00 €      -19.4 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 9.00 € 8.00 €      -11.1 %
Childcare
Athens Edit Thessaloniki Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 442.53 € 369.02 €      -16.6 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 9,671.88 € 6,861.76 €      -29.1 %
Clothing And Shoes
Athens Edit Thessaloniki Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 81.95 € 83.00 €      +1.3 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 31.87 € 38.31 €      +20.2 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 88.98 € 83.33 €      -6.3 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 107.61 € 103.20 €      -4.1 %
Rent Per Month
Athens Edit Thessaloniki Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 571.31 € 500.77 €      -12.3 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 487.93 € 406.47 €      -16.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,067.45 € 876.00 €      -17.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 921.73 € 674.14 €      -26.9 %
Buy Apartment Price
Athens Edit Thessaloniki Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 271.65 € 265.04 €      -2.4 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 257.83 € 180.34 €      -30.1 %
Salaries And Financing
Athens Edit Thessaloniki Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 996.74 € 864.50 €      -13.3 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.51 4.45      -1.3 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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