Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Athens 

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Consumer Prices in Athens are 30.9% lower than in London (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Athens are 51.0% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Athens are 76.3% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Athens are 32.9% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Athens are 23.5% lower than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Athens is 46.7% lower than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit Athens Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 18.00 £
(21.01 €)
12.85 £
(15.00 €)
     -28.6 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 £
(93.36 €)
42.84 £
(50.00 €)
     -46.4 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 £
(9.34 €)
7.71 £
(9.00 €)
     -3.6 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.45 £
(7.53 €)
4.28 £
(5.00 €)
     -33.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 £
(5.84 €)
4.28 £
(5.00 €)
     -14.3 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.59 £
(4.19 €)
2.98 £
(3.48 €)
     -16.8 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.97 £
(2.29 €)
1.71 £
(1.99 €)
     -13.0 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.56 £
(1.82 €)
0.43 £
(0.50 €)
     -72.5 %
Markets
London Edit Athens Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.95 £
(5.77 €)
5.10 £
(5.96 €)
     +3.2 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.36 £
(1.59 €)
0.96 £
(1.11 €)
     -29.8 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.90 £
(1.06 €)
0.97 £
(1.13 €)
     +7.5 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.31 £
(3.86 €)
3.48 £
(4.06 €)
     +5.1 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.42 £
(4.00 €)
5.03 £
(5.87 €)
     +46.8 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.48 £
(4.07 €)
3.88 £
(4.53 €)
     +11.5 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.56 £
(6.49 €)
5.01 £
(5.84 €)
     -9.9 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.11 £
(1.30 €)
0.69 £
(0.80 €)
     -38.0 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.56 £
(0.65 €)
0.69 £
(0.81 €)
     +24.1 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.17 £
(1.37 €)
0.48 £
(0.56 €)
     -59.3 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.51 £
(1.76 €)
0.77 £
(0.89 €)
     -49.3 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.55 £
(0.64 €)
0.45 £
(0.53 €)
     -18.1 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.55 £
(0.64 €)
0.47 £
(0.54 €)
     -15.1 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.95 £
(1.11 €)
0.78 £
(0.91 €)
     -18.6 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.28 £
(1.49 €)
0.69 £
(0.80 €)
     -46.4 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 9.00 £
(10.50 €)
6.85 £
(8.00 €)
     -23.8 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.04 £
(2.39 €)
1.37 £
(1.60 €)
     -32.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.43 £
(2.84 €)
1.82 £
(2.13 €)
     -24.9 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 £
(17.51 €)
3.94 £
(4.60 €)
     -73.7 %
Transportation
London Edit Athens Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 £
(3.27 €)
1.03 £
(1.20 €)
     -63.3 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 200.00 £
(233.41 €)
25.71 £
(30.00 €)
     -87.1 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 £
(4.67 €)
3.43 £
(4.00 €)
     -14.3 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.13 £
(3.66 €)
1.24 £
(1.45 €)
     -60.4 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 £
(35.01 €)
12.85 £
(15.00 €)
     -57.2 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.71 £
(6.66 €)
6.07 £
(7.08 €)
     +6.3 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,280.00 £
(30,669.76 €)
21,421.75 £
(25,000.00 €)
     -18.5 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,251.33 £
(30,636.31 €)
20,617.03 £
(24,060.86 €)
     -21.5 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit Athens Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 280.60 £
(327.47 €)
176.05 £
(205.46 €)
     -37.3 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 14.98 £
(17.48 €)
21.86 £
(25.51 €)
     +46.0 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31.76 £
(37.07 €)
25.55 £
(29.81 €)
     -19.6 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit Athens Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 47.98 £
(55.99 €)
36.86 £
(43.01 €)
     -23.2 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.53 £
(15.79 €)
20.46 £
(23.88 €)
     +51.2 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 £
(17.51 €)
7.71 £
(9.00 €)
     -48.6 %
Childcare
London Edit Athens Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,829.08 £
(2,134.61 €)
379.55 £
(442.95 €)
     -79.2 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,054.76 £
(23,404.67 €)
8,207.21 £
(9,578.13 €)
     -59.1 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit Athens Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 84.14 £
(98.19 €)
67.98 £
(79.33 €)
     -19.2 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 40.31 £
(47.04 €)
27.34 £
(31.90 €)
     -32.2 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 88.22 £
(102.95 €)
78.10 £
(91.15 €)
     -11.5 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 97.00 £
(113.20 €)
86.59 £
(101.05 €)
     -10.7 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit Athens Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,204.17 £
(2,572.35 €)
489.19 £
(570.91 €)
     -77.8 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,623.50 £
(1,894.69 €)
418.31 £
(488.18 €)
     -74.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,165.38 £
(4,861.16 €)
868.24 £
(1,013.27 €)
     -79.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,759.76 £
(3,220.74 €)
768.91 £
(897.35 €)
     -72.1 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit Athens Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,261.22 £
(1,471.89 €)
231.86 £
(270.59 €)
     -81.6 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 689.88 £
(805.12 €)
225.11 £
(262.71 €)
     -67.4 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit Athens Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,219.90 £
(3,757.75 €)
840.65 £
(981.07 €)
     -73.9 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.60 4.52      -19.2 %
Last update: March 2024March 2024
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