Cost of Living Comparison Between Durham, NC and Berlin 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Berlin are 4.6% higher than in Durham, NC (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Berlin are 0.3% lower than in Durham, NC
Rent Prices in Berlin are 8.8% lower than in Durham, NC
Restaurant Prices in Berlin are 6.9% lower than in Durham, NC
Groceries Prices in Berlin are 19.1% lower than in Durham, NC
Local Purchasing Power in Berlin is 42.0% lower than in Durham, NC
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Restaurants
Durham, NC Edit Berlin Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $
(13.97 €)
12.89 $
(12.00 €)
     -14.1 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 66.25 $
(61.68 €)
64.44 $
(60.00 €)
     -2.7 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $
(7.45 €)
9.98 $
(9.29 €)
     +24.7 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.75 $
(3.49 €)
4.30 $
(4.00 €)
     +14.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 $
(6.52 €)
4.30 $
(4.00 €)
     -38.6 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.45 $
(4.15 €)
3.52 $
(3.28 €)
     -21.0 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.06 $
(1.92 €)
2.65 $
(2.47 €)
     +28.7 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.42 $
(1.32 €)
2.09 $
(1.95 €)
     +47.7 %
Markets
Durham, NC Edit Berlin Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.33 $
(3.10 €)
4.73 $
(4.40 €)
     +42.0 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.75 $
(2.56 €)
1.65 $
(1.54 €)
     -39.9 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.89 $
(1.76 €)
1.14 $
(1.06 €)
     -39.6 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.43 $
(2.26 €)
3.06 $
(2.85 €)
     +26.1 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.40 $
(5.96 €)
6.42 $
(5.98 €)
     +0.3 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.25 $
(5.82 €)
4.83 $
(4.50 €)
     -22.7 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.33 $
(6.82 €)
6.87 $
(6.40 €)
     -6.2 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.07 $
(1.93 €)
1.26 $
(1.17 €)
     -39.1 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.54 $
(0.50 €)
0.84 $
(0.78 €)
     +55.2 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.64 $
(1.53 €)
1.17 $
(1.09 €)
     -28.6 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.55 $
(2.37 €)
1.49 $
(1.39 €)
     -41.4 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.03 $
(0.96 €)
0.91 $
(0.84 €)
     -12.0 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.33 $
(1.23 €)
0.69 $
(0.64 €)
     -47.8 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.99 $
(0.92 €)
1.45 $
(1.35 €)
     +46.8 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.91 $
(1.78 €)
0.73 $
(0.68 €)
     -61.5 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.00 $
(13.04 €)
6.44 $
(6.00 €)
     -54.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.62 $
(2.44 €)
1.13 $
(1.05 €)
     -56.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.50 $
(4.19 €)
1.58 $
(1.47 €)
     -64.9 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.49 $
(6.97 €)
8.59 $
(8.00 €)
     +14.7 %
Transportation
Durham, NC Edit Berlin Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $
(1.86 €)
3.22 $
(3.00 €)
     +61.1 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 36.00 $
(33.52 €)
91.29 $
(85.00 €)
     +153.6 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.60 $
(3.35 €)
4.62 $
(4.30 €)
     +28.3 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.25 $
(2.09 €)
3.63 $
(3.38 €)
     +61.3 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 15.00 $
(13.97 €)
35.44 $
(33.00 €)
     +136.3 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.17 $
(2.95 €)
8.18 $
(7.61 €)
     +158.3 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,000.00 $
(22,345.78 €)
32,188.63 $
(29,970.00 €)
     +34.1 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,206.25 $
(21,606.74 €)
29,683.89 $
(27,637.90 €)
     +27.9 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Durham, NC Edit Berlin Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 135.87 $
(126.51 €)
335.25 $
(312.14 €)
     +146.7 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.05 $
(0.05 €)
0.12 $
(0.11 €)
     +130.9 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 65.00 $
(60.52 €)
41.31 $
(38.47 €)
     -36.4 %
Sports And Leisure
Durham, NC Edit Berlin Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 39.17 $
(36.47 €)
42.80 $
(39.85 €)
     +9.3 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.00 $
(18.62 €)
20.98 $
(19.54 €)
     +4.9 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $
(11.17 €)
12.89 $
(12.00 €)
     +7.4 %
Childcare
Durham, NC Edit Berlin Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,624.00 $
(1,512.06 €)
205.96 $
(191.76 €)
     -87.3 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 4,000.00 $
(3,724.30 €)
7,860.55 $
(7,318.75 €)
     +96.5 %
Clothing And Shoes
Durham, NC Edit Berlin Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 55.21 $
(51.41 €)
89.78 $
(83.59 €)
     +62.6 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 34.17 $
(31.81 €)
39.26 $
(36.55 €)
     +14.9 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 83.75 $
(77.98 €)
89.12 $
(82.98 €)
     +6.4 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 128.75 $
(119.88 €)
115.00 $
(107.07 €)
     -10.7 %
Rent Per Month
Durham, NC Edit Berlin Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,550.00 $
(1,443.16 €)
1,412.91 $
(1,315.53 €)
     -8.8 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,366.67 $
(1,272.47 €)
978.37 $
(910.94 €)
     -28.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,379.75 $
(2,215.72 €)
2,481.20 $
(2,310.19 €)
     +4.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,937.50 $
(1,803.96 €)
1,721.50 $
(1,602.85 €)
     -11.1 %
Buy Apartment Price
Durham, NC Edit Berlin Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 322.00 $
(299.80 €)
806.86 $
(751.24 €)
     +150.6 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 162.33 $
(151.14 €)
543.21 $
(505.77 €)
     +234.6 %
Salaries And Financing
Durham, NC Edit Berlin Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,575.00 $
(5,190.74 €)
3,227.52 $
(3,005.06 €)
     -42.1 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.79 2.39      -50.1 %
Last update: February 2023February 2023
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