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Cost of Living Comparison Between San Francisco, CA and Berlin 

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Consumer Prices in Berlin are 25.08% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Berlin are 48.44% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Rent Prices in Berlin are 69.90% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Restaurant Prices in Berlin are 36.73% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Groceries Prices in Berlin are 40.60% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Berlin is 22.62% lower than in San Francisco, CA
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Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $
(13.26 €)
9.05 $
(8.00 €)
     -39.67 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 $
(70.73 €)
45.24 $
(40.00 €)
     -43.45 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $
(7.07 €)
7.92 $
(7.00 €)
     -1.03 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.24 $
(5.52 €)
3.96 $
(3.50 €)
     -36.56 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $
(7.07 €)
3.96 $
(3.50 €)
     -50.51 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.50 $
(3.98 €)
3.12 $
(2.76 €)
     -30.74 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.22 $
(1.96 €)
2.35 $
(2.08 €)
     +6.28 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.92 $
(1.70 €)
1.95 $
(1.73 €)
     +1.72 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.44 $
(3.93 €)
3.62 $
(3.20 €)
     -18.58 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.45 $
(3.05 €)
1.38 $
(1.22 €)
     -59.91 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.11 $
(1.86 €)
0.90 $
(0.79 €)
     -57.46 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.48 $
(3.08 €)
2.22 $
(1.96 €)
     -36.37 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 10.44 $
(9.23 €)
4.25 $
(3.76 €)
     -59.27 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5.88 $
(5.20 €)
3.98 $
(3.52 €)
     -32.27 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.21 $
(7.26 €)
6.42 $
(5.68 €)
     -21.81 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.96 $
(1.74 €)
1.21 $
(1.07 €)
     -38.40 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.16 $
(1.03 €)
0.79 $
(0.70 €)
     -31.88 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.47 $
(1.30 €)
1.18 $
(1.04 €)
     -19.67 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.28 $
(2.01 €)
1.29 $
(1.14 €)
     -43.32 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.61 $
(1.42 €)
0.64 $
(0.57 €)
     -60.07 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.26 $
(1.11 €)
0.66 $
(0.58 €)
     -47.33 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.71 $
(1.52 €)
1.13 $
(1.00 €)
     -34.28 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.72 $
(1.52 €)
0.67 $
(0.59 €)
     -61.14 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
(13.26 €)
5.66 $
(5.00 €)
     -62.30 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.86 $
(1.64 €)
0.96 $
(0.85 €)
     -48.49 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.71 $
(2.39 €)
1.38 $
(1.22 €)
     -48.89 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 9.38 $
(8.29 €)
7.24 $
(6.40 €)
     -22.78 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $
(2.43 €)
3.17 $
(2.80 €)
     +15.17 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 80.00 $
(70.73 €)
91.62 $
(81.00 €)
     +14.52 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $
(3.09 €)
4.41 $
(3.90 €)
     +26.04 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(2.65 €)
3.64 $
(3.22 €)
     +21.36 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.00 $
(29.18 €)
33.93 $
(30.00 €)
     +2.83 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.74 $
(3.30 €)
6.07 $
(5.37 €)
     +62.62 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,040.00 $
(19,485.50 €)
21,490.85 $
(19,000.00 €)
     -2.49 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,185.29 $
(18,729.85 €)
21,358.89 $
(18,883.33 €)
     +0.82 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 108.71 $
(96.11 €)
276.10 $
(244.10 €)
     +153.98 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $
(0.09 €)
0.10 $
(0.09 €)
     +4.53 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 64.25 $
(56.81 €)
35.71 $
(31.57 €)
     -44.42 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 78.87 $
(69.73 €)
28.92 $
(25.57 €)
     -63.33 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 19.67 $
(17.39 €)
19.98 $
(17.67 €)
     +1.61 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.00 $
(12.38 €)
12.44 $
(11.00 €)
     -11.13 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,158.14 $
(1,908.01 €)
220.10 $
(194.59 €)
     -89.80 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 24,900.00 $
(22,014.02 €)
11,779.00 $
(10,413.78 €)
     -52.69 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 57.46 $
(50.80 €)
86.74 $
(76.69 €)
     +50.97 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 44.33 $
(39.19 €)
35.18 $
(31.10 €)
     -20.65 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 84.86 $
(75.02 €)
97.49 $
(86.19 €)
     +14.88 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 127.73 $
(112.92 €)
120.69 $
(106.70 €)
     -5.51 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,357.24 $
(2,968.12 €)
977.35 $
(864.07 €)
     -70.89 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,715.42 $
(2,400.69 €)
748.68 $
(661.91 €)
     -72.43 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,686.17 $
(5,027.13 €)
1,822.42 $
(1,611.19 €)
     -67.95 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,261.59 $
(3,767.65 €)
1,273.15 $
(1,125.59 €)
     -70.12 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,159.31 $
(1,024.94 €)
563.71 $
(498.38 €)
     -51.38 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 906.69 $
(801.60 €)
385.41 $
(340.74 €)
     -57.49 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,062.97 $
(5,360.26 €)
2,418.90 $
(2,138.55 €)
     -60.10 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.29 1.95      -54.57 %
Last update: February 2019February 2019
Contributors:388541
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD