Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Athens 

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Consumer Prices in Athens are 31.3% lower than in London (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Athens are 51.5% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Athens are 76.5% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Athens are 33.0% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Athens are 23.7% lower than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Athens is 44.7% lower than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit Athens Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 19.00 £
(22.23 €)
12.82 £
(15.00 €)
     -32.5 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 £
(93.59 €)
47.02 £
(55.00 €)
     -41.2 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 £
(9.36 €)
7.69 £
(9.00 €)
     -3.8 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.50 £
(7.60 €)
4.27 £
(5.00 €)
     -34.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.50 £
(6.43 €)
4.27 £
(5.00 €)
     -22.3 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.62 £
(4.23 €)
2.92 £
(3.41 €)
     -19.4 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.94 £
(2.27 €)
1.68 £
(1.96 €)
     -13.6 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.64 £
(1.91 €)
0.43 £
(0.50 €)
     -73.9 %
Markets
London Edit Athens Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.93 £
(5.77 €)
5.06 £
(5.92 €)
     +2.7 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.40 £
(1.64 €)
0.95 £
(1.11 €)
     -32.4 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.90 £
(1.05 €)
0.98 £
(1.15 €)
     +9.0 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.30 £
(3.86 €)
3.59 £
(4.21 €)
     +9.1 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.48 £
(4.07 €)
4.96 £
(5.80 €)
     +42.5 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.48 £
(4.07 €)
3.92 £
(4.58 €)
     +12.6 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.82 £
(6.81 €)
4.99 £
(5.83 €)
     -14.4 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.11 £
(1.30 €)
0.69 £
(0.80 €)
     -38.0 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.57 £
(0.67 €)
0.71 £
(0.83 €)
     +24.5 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.19 £
(1.39 €)
0.48 £
(0.56 €)
     -59.6 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.38 £
(1.61 €)
0.77 £
(0.90 €)
     -44.3 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.57 £
(0.67 €)
0.46 £
(0.54 €)
     -19.6 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.53 £
(0.62 €)
0.47 £
(0.55 €)
     -11.5 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.93 £
(1.09 €)
0.80 £
(0.94 €)
     -13.4 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.27 £
(1.48 €)
0.76 £
(0.88 €)
     -40.4 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 9.00 £
(10.53 €)
6.84 £
(8.00 €)
     -24.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.08 £
(2.43 €)
1.36 £
(1.60 €)
     -34.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.44 £
(2.85 €)
1.87 £
(2.19 €)
     -23.2 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 £
(17.55 €)
3.93 £
(4.60 €)
     -73.8 %
Transportation
London Edit Athens Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.85 £
(3.33 €)
1.03 £
(1.20 €)
     -64.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 200.00 £
(233.97 €)
25.64 £
(30.00 €)
     -87.2 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 £
(4.68 €)
3.42 £
(4.00 €)
     -14.5 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.13 £
(3.67 €)
1.24 £
(1.45 €)
     -60.5 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 £
(35.09 €)
12.82 £
(15.00 €)
     -57.3 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.74 £
(6.71 €)
6.03 £
(7.06 €)
     +5.2 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,560.00 £
(31,070.62 €)
21,530.95 £
(25,187.50 €)
     -18.9 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,251.33 £
(30,709.53 €)
20,568.14 £
(24,061.17 €)
     -21.6 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit Athens Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 287.04 £
(335.78 €)
172.79 £
(202.14 €)
     -39.8 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 15.22 £
(17.81 €)
21.63 £
(25.30 €)
     +42.1 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31.12 £
(36.41 €)
25.76 £
(30.13 €)
     -17.2 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit Athens Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 47.26 £
(55.29 €)
36.06 £
(42.19 €)
     -23.7 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.66 £
(15.98 €)
20.14 £
(23.56 €)
     +47.5 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 £
(17.55 €)
7.69 £
(9.00 €)
     -48.7 %
Childcare
London Edit Athens Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,840.34 £
(2,152.88 €)
378.29 £
(442.53 €)
     -79.4 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,054.76 £
(23,460.61 €)
8,267.78 £
(9,671.88 €)
     -58.8 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit Athens Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 83.05 £
(97.15 €)
70.05 £
(81.95 €)
     -15.6 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 39.97 £
(46.75 €)
27.24 £
(31.87 €)
     -31.8 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 89.11 £
(104.24 €)
76.06 £
(88.98 €)
     -14.6 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 96.33 £
(112.69 €)
91.98 £
(107.61 €)
     -4.5 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit Athens Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,245.83 £
(2,627.24 €)
488.37 £
(571.31 €)
     -78.3 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,628.00 £
(1,904.48 €)
417.10 £
(487.93 €)
     -74.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,284.52 £
(5,012.15 €)
912.49 £
(1,067.45 €)
     -78.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,892.31 £
(3,383.50 €)
787.92 £
(921.73 €)
     -72.8 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit Athens Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,311.20 £
(1,533.88 €)
232.22 £
(271.65 €)
     -82.3 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 716.48 £
(838.16 €)
220.40 £
(257.83 €)
     -69.2 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit Athens Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,179.04 £
(3,718.93 €)
852.04 £
(996.74 €)
     -73.2 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.57 4.51      -19.0 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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