Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Berlin 

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Cost of Living in Berlin is 20.8% lower than in London (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Berlin is 34.1% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Berlin are 53.2% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Berlin are 24.2% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Berlin are 7.4% lower than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Berlin is 11.9% higher than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit Berlin Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 £
(23.78 €)
12.62 £
(15.00 €)
     -36.9 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 £
(95.12 €)
58.87 £
(70.00 €)
     -26.4 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 £
(9.51 €)
8.41 £
(10.00 €)
     +5.1 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.50 £
(7.73 €)
3.78 £
(4.50 €)
     -41.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.10 £
(6.06 €)
3.36 £
(4.00 €)
     -34.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.64 £
(4.33 €)
3.10 £
(3.68 €)
     -15.0 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.94 £
(2.31 €)
2.35 £
(2.80 €)
     +21.0 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.47 £
(1.75 €)
2.19 £
(2.60 €)
     +48.7 %
Markets
London Edit Berlin Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.91 £
(5.83 €)
3.60 £
(4.28 €)
     -26.7 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.39 £
(1.65 €)
1.55 £
(1.84 €)
     +11.4 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.94 £
(1.12 €)
1.07 £
(1.28 €)
     +14.0 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.10 £
(3.68 €)
2.68 £
(3.18 €)
     -13.5 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.58 £
(4.25 €)
4.82 £
(5.73 €)
     +34.9 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.34 £
(3.98 €)
4.95 £
(5.89 €)
     +48.1 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.33 £
(6.34 €)
5.98 £
(7.11 €)
     +12.2 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.19 £
(1.42 €)
1.04 £
(1.23 €)
     -13.2 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.59 £
(0.70 €)
0.61 £
(0.73 €)
     +3.8 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.12 £
(1.33 €)
0.85 £
(1.01 €)
     -24.4 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.49 £
(1.78 €)
1.29 £
(1.54 €)
     -13.6 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.57 £
(0.68 €)
0.64 £
(0.76 €)
     +11.4 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.55 £
(0.65 €)
0.67 £
(0.79 €)
     +21.9 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.98 £
(1.16 €)
1.36 £
(1.62 €)
     +39.2 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.16 £
(1.38 €)
0.72 £
(0.86 €)
     -37.8 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 9.25 £
(11.00 €)
5.05 £
(6.00 €)
     -45.4 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.98 £
(2.36 €)
0.87 £
(1.03 €)
     -56.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.44 £
(2.90 €)
1.41 £
(1.68 €)
     -42.1 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 £
(17.84 €)
6.90 £
(8.20 €)
     -54.0 %
Transportation
London Edit Berlin Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 £
(3.33 €)
2.94 £
(3.50 €)
     +5.1 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 200.00 £
(237.80 €)
42.01 £
(49.95 €)
     -79.0 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 £
(4.76 €)
4.21 £
(5.00 €)
     +5.1 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.05 £
(3.63 €)
3.11 £
(3.70 €)
     +2.1 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 £
(35.67 €)
29.02 £
(34.50 €)
     -3.3 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.70 £
(6.78 €)
5.76 £
(6.85 €)
     +1.1 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,177.50 £
(33,503.43 €)
25,045.97 £
(29,780.00 €)
     -11.1 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,212.33 £
(32,355.83 €)
25,397.24 £
(30,197.67 €)
     -6.7 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit Berlin Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 289.67 £
(344.43 €)
270.53 £
(321.66 €)
     -6.6 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 14.53 £
(17.28 €)
16.71 £
(19.87 €)
     +15.0 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 30.27 £
(35.99 €)
34.14 £
(40.60 €)
     +12.8 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit Berlin Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 45.49 £
(54.09 €)
29.39 £
(34.94 €)
     -35.4 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14.70 £
(17.48 €)
18.63 £
(22.15 €)
     +26.7 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.00 £
(16.65 €)
10.93 £
(13.00 €)
     -21.9 %
Childcare
London Edit Berlin Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,815.85 £
(2,159.07 €)
157.17 £
(186.88 €)
     -91.3 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 18,736.00 £
(22,277.36 €)
7,284.28 £
(8,661.11 €)
     -61.1 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit Berlin Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 79.20 £
(94.17 €)
70.78 £
(84.16 €)
     -10.6 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 39.07 £
(46.46 €)
30.77 £
(36.59 €)
     -21.2 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 89.29 £
(106.17 €)
75.08 £
(89.27 €)
     -15.9 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 100.33 £
(119.30 €)
104.29 £
(124.00 €)
     +3.9 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit Berlin Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,170.83 £
(2,581.15 €)
1,059.21 £
(1,259.42 €)
     -51.2 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,633.42 £
(1,942.15 €)
754.27 £
(896.84 €)
     -53.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,484.88 £
(5,332.59 €)
1,946.41 £
(2,314.31 €)
     -56.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,901.22 £
(3,449.59 €)
1,473.04 £
(1,751.46 €)
     -49.2 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit Berlin Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,245.26 £
(1,480.63 €)
590.41 £
(702.00 €)
     -52.6 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 747.85 £
(889.20 €)
432.82 £
(514.63 €)
     -42.1 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit Berlin Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,726.93 £
(4,431.37 €)
2,746.02 £
(3,265.05 €)
     -26.3 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.27 3.57      -32.3 %
Last update: July 2024July 2024
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