Cost of Living Comparison Between Washington, DC and Berlin 

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Consumer Prices in Berlin are 26.2% lower than in Washington, DC (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Berlin are 37.2% lower than in Washington, DC
Rent Prices in Berlin are 52.2% lower than in Washington, DC
Restaurant Prices in Berlin are 32.3% lower than in Washington, DC
Groceries Prices in Berlin are 32.2% lower than in Washington, DC
Local Purchasing Power in Berlin is 19.8% lower than in Washington, DC
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Restaurants
Washington, DC Edit Berlin Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 $
(23.49 €)
14.37 $
(13.50 €)
     -42.5 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $
(93.98 €)
74.49 $
(70.00 €)
     -25.5 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 $
(11.28 €)
10.64 $
(10.00 €)
     -11.3 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $
(7.52 €)
4.79 $
(4.50 €)
     -40.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.50 $
(8.93 €)
4.26 $
(4.00 €)
     -55.2 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.51 $
(5.17 €)
3.88 $
(3.65 €)
     -29.5 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.53 $
(2.38 €)
3.03 $
(2.85 €)
     +20.1 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.30 $
(2.16 €)
2.70 $
(2.54 €)
     +17.2 %
Markets
Washington, DC Edit Berlin Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.32 $
(4.06 €)
4.63 $
(4.35 €)
     +7.1 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.69 $
(3.47 €)
1.88 $
(1.77 €)
     -49.1 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.26 $
(2.13 €)
1.33 $
(1.25 €)
     -41.3 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.32 $
(4.06 €)
3.46 $
(3.26 €)
     -19.8 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.23 $
(6.79 €)
6.08 $
(5.72 €)
     -15.8 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.05 $
(5.68 €)
6.23 $
(5.85 €)
     +2.9 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.01 $
(8.46 €)
7.52 $
(7.07 €)
     -16.5 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.39 $
(2.24 €)
1.27 $
(1.20 €)
     -46.7 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.96 $
(0.90 €)
0.76 $
(0.71 €)
     -21.0 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.32 $
(2.18 €)
1.05 $
(0.98 €)
     -54.9 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.77 $
(2.60 €)
1.54 $
(1.45 €)
     -44.2 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.65 $
(1.55 €)
0.79 $
(0.74 €)
     -52.4 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.60 $
(1.50 €)
0.82 $
(0.77 €)
     -48.6 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.80 $
(2.63 €)
1.65 $
(1.55 €)
     -40.8 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.55 $
(2.40 €)
0.96 $
(0.90 €)
     -62.4 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 16.00 $
(15.04 €)
6.37 $
(5.99 €)
     -60.2 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.30 $
(2.16 €)
1.04 $
(0.97 €)
     -55.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.63 $
(4.35 €)
1.74 $
(1.64 €)
     -62.4 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 12.11 $
(11.38 €)
8.73 $
(8.20 €)
     -27.9 %
Transportation
Washington, DC Edit Berlin Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.62 $
(2.47 €)
3.72 $
(3.50 €)
     +41.9 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 80.50 $
(75.65 €)
52.14 $
(49.00 €)
     -35.2 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $
(3.29 €)
5.32 $
(5.00 €)
     +52.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.00 $
(3.76 €)
3.94 $
(3.70 €)
     -1.6 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 45.00 $
(42.29 €)
37.24 $
(35.00 €)
     -17.2 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.67 $
(3.45 €)
7.27 $
(6.83 €)
     +97.7 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 35,699.74 $
(33,549.01 €)
31,689.11 $
(29,780.00 €)
     -11.2 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,241.31 $
(25,600.15 €)
32,133.55 $
(30,197.67 €)
     +18.0 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Washington, DC Edit Berlin Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 192.84 $
(181.22 €)
349.26 $
(328.22 €)
     +81.1 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 64.84 $
(60.94 €)
21.05 $
(19.78 €)
     -67.5 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 68.05 $
(63.95 €)
41.51 $
(39.01 €)
     -39.0 %
Sports And Leisure
Washington, DC Edit Berlin Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 108.75 $
(102.20 €)
36.47 $
(34.28 €)
     -66.5 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 41.22 $
(38.73 €)
23.14 $
(21.75 €)
     -43.8 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $
(14.10 €)
13.46 $
(12.65 €)
     -10.3 %
Childcare
Washington, DC Edit Berlin Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,326.57 $
(2,186.41 €)
204.41 $
(192.09 €)
     -91.2 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 51,000.00 $
(47,927.50 €)
8,933.18 $
(8,395.00 €)
     -82.5 %
Clothing And Shoes
Washington, DC Edit Berlin Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 76.26 $
(71.67 €)
87.21 $
(81.96 €)
     +14.4 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 55.85 $
(52.49 €)
40.60 $
(38.16 €)
     -27.3 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 115.34 $
(108.39 €)
92.98 $
(87.37 €)
     -19.4 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 171.24 $
(160.92 €)
138.70 $
(130.34 €)
     -19.0 %
Rent Per Month
Washington, DC Edit Berlin Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,573.86 $
(2,418.80 €)
1,328.05 $
(1,248.04 €)
     -48.4 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,099.94 $
(1,973.43 €)
955.00 $
(897.46 €)
     -54.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,510.53 $
(5,178.54 €)
2,548.99 $
(2,395.42 €)
     -53.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,823.61 $
(3,593.26 €)
1,878.91 $
(1,765.71 €)
     -50.9 %
Buy Apartment Price
Washington, DC Edit Berlin Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 949.24 $
(892.05 €)
808.68 $
(759.96 €)
     -14.8 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 741.39 $
(696.73 €)
583.64 $
(548.48 €)
     -21.3 %
Salaries And Financing
Washington, DC Edit Berlin Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,610.89 $
(6,212.62 €)
3,328.36 $
(3,127.84 €)
     -49.7 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.60 3.95      -40.1 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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