Cost of Living Comparison Between Washington, DC and Berlin 

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Consumer Prices in Berlin are 22.4% lower than in Washington, DC (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Berlin are 34.1% lower than in Washington, DC
Rent Prices in Berlin are 49.4% lower than in Washington, DC
Restaurant Prices in Berlin are 32.9% lower than in Washington, DC
Groceries Prices in Berlin are 29.6% lower than in Washington, DC
Local Purchasing Power in Berlin is 21.5% lower than in Washington, DC
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Restaurants
Washington, DC Edit Berlin Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 $
(23.05 €)
14.64 $
(13.50 €)
     -41.4 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $
(92.20 €)
70.50 $
(65.00 €)
     -29.5 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 $
(11.06 €)
10.85 $
(10.00 €)
     -9.6 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $
(7.38 €)
4.88 $
(4.50 €)
     -39.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.00 $
(9.22 €)
4.34 $
(4.00 €)
     -56.6 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.48 $
(5.06 €)
3.90 $
(3.60 €)
     -28.8 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.46 $
(2.27 €)
3.13 $
(2.88 €)
     +27.3 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.23 $
(2.05 €)
2.82 $
(2.60 €)
     +26.8 %
Markets
Washington, DC Edit Berlin Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.19 $
(3.86 €)
4.81 $
(4.43 €)
     +14.8 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.73 $
(3.44 €)
1.95 $
(1.80 €)
     -47.7 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.24 $
(2.06 €)
1.40 $
(1.29 €)
     -37.6 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.32 $
(3.98 €)
3.61 $
(3.33 €)
     -16.4 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.45 $
(5.94 €)
6.39 $
(5.89 €)
     -0.9 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.68 $
(5.24 €)
6.21 $
(5.72 €)
     +9.3 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.97 $
(7.35 €)
6.97 $
(6.43 €)
     -12.5 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.38 $
(2.19 €)
1.28 $
(1.18 €)
     -46.1 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.04 $
(0.96 €)
0.81 $
(0.74 €)
     -22.7 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.32 $
(2.14 €)
1.13 $
(1.04 €)
     -51.4 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.77 $
(2.55 €)
1.38 $
(1.28 €)
     -50.0 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.65 $
(1.52 €)
0.87 $
(0.80 €)
     -47.5 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.60 $
(1.48 €)
0.91 $
(0.84 €)
     -43.4 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.80 $
(2.58 €)
1.53 $
(1.41 €)
     -45.4 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.55 $
(2.36 €)
0.89 $
(0.82 €)
     -65.2 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 16.00 $
(14.75 €)
5.96 $
(5.50 €)
     -62.8 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.30 $
(2.12 €)
1.11 $
(1.03 €)
     -51.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.63 $
(4.27 €)
1.98 $
(1.82 €)
     -57.3 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 11.71 $
(10.80 €)
8.89 $
(8.20 €)
     -24.1 %
Transportation
Washington, DC Edit Berlin Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $
(2.31 €)
3.47 $
(3.20 €)
     +38.8 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 80.00 $
(73.76 €)
54.12 $
(49.90 €)
     -32.4 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $
(3.23 €)
5.37 $
(4.95 €)
     +53.4 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.51 $
(3.24 €)
4.01 $
(3.70 €)
     +14.3 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(27.66 €)
37.96 $
(35.00 €)
     +26.5 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.66 $
(3.38 €)
7.40 $
(6.82 €)
     +102.1 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 35,699.74 $
(32,916.95 €)
32,297.60 $
(29,780.00 €)
     -9.5 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,275.78 $
(24,227.58 €)
32,991.70 $
(30,420.00 €)
     +25.6 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Washington, DC Edit Berlin Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 171.50 $
(158.13 €)
365.38 $
(336.90 €)
     +113.1 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 59.12 $
(54.52 €)
21.18 $
(19.53 €)
     -64.2 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 63.14 $
(58.22 €)
44.29 $
(40.84 €)
     -29.9 %
Sports And Leisure
Washington, DC Edit Berlin Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 104.29 $
(96.16 €)
38.86 $
(35.83 €)
     -62.7 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 31.22 $
(28.78 €)
23.17 $
(21.37 €)
     -25.8 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $
(13.83 €)
13.01 $
(12.00 €)
     -13.2 %
Childcare
Washington, DC Edit Berlin Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,326.57 $
(2,145.22 €)
227.51 $
(209.78 €)
     -90.2 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 51,000.00 $
(47,024.55 €)
9,519.85 $
(8,777.78 €)
     -81.3 %
Clothing And Shoes
Washington, DC Edit Berlin Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 71.34 $
(65.78 €)
85.79 $
(79.11 €)
     +20.3 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 50.96 $
(46.99 €)
40.17 $
(37.04 €)
     -21.2 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 113.89 $
(105.01 €)
92.60 $
(85.38 €)
     -18.7 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 169.14 $
(155.96 €)
149.12 $
(137.50 €)
     -11.8 %
Rent Per Month
Washington, DC Edit Berlin Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,573.91 $
(2,373.28 €)
1,419.16 $
(1,308.54 €)
     -44.9 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,073.47 $
(1,911.84 €)
1,012.86 $
(933.91 €)
     -51.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,436.11 $
(5,012.37 €)
2,658.35 $
(2,451.13 €)
     -51.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,754.41 $
(3,461.76 €)
1,904.99 $
(1,756.50 €)
     -49.3 %
Buy Apartment Price
Washington, DC Edit Berlin Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 841.88 $
(776.26 €)
837.13 $
(771.87 €)
     -0.6 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 582.34 $
(536.94 €)
603.70 $
(556.64 €)
     +3.7 %
Salaries And Financing
Washington, DC Edit Berlin Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,782.41 $
(6,253.72 €)
3,510.45 $
(3,236.81 €)
     -48.2 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.58 4.01      -39.1 %
Last update: March 2024March 2024
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