Cost of Living in Berlin

Summary of cost of living in Berlin, Germany:

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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 14.00 € 8.50-20.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 70.00 € 50.00-100.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 € 9.00-12.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.50 € 3.00-5.85
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.00 € 3.00-5.85
Cappuccino (regular) 3.72 € 2.50-5.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.72 € 2.00-4.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.51 € 1.75-4.00
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.26 € 3.60-6.25
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.84 € 0.91-3.63
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.27 € 0.91-1.81
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.23 € 2.00-4.56
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.81 € 3.18-11.75
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.89 € 2.72-7.67
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.00 € 4.54-10.43
Apples (1 lb) 1.21 € 0.68-1.58
Banana (1 lb) 0.71 € 0.59-1.13
Oranges (1 lb) 0.98 € 0.64-1.81
Tomato (1 lb) 1.52 € 0.59-2.27
Potato (1 lb) 0.75 € 0.45-1.13
Onion (1 lb) 0.78 € 0.52-1.36
Lettuce (1 head) 1.56 € 0.99-2.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.87 € 0.27-2.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 5.99 € 4.00-9.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.99 € 0.65-1.50
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.65 € 1.15-3.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.20 € 8.00-10.00
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.50 € 2.80-3.90
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 49.00 € 49.00-99.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 € 3.90-8.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.70 € 3.22-6.44
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 35.00 € 30.00-40.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.83 € 6.47-7.19
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 29,780.00 € 27,180.00-32,435.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,197.67 € 28,000.00-33,340.00
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 329.65 € 231.82-550.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 19.90 € 9.99-39.95
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 39.39 € 30.00-50.00
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 33.98 € 20.00-60.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 22.11 € 15.00-30.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.50 € 11.00-18.00
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 221.67 € 60.00-700.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 8,661.11 € 4,950.00-12,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 84.30 € 39.00-120.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 37.23 € 20.00-60.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 88.00 € 49.00-120.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 130.96 € 59.99-200.00
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,259.42 € 900.00-2,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 912.22 € 600.00-1,497.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,322.21 € 1,800.00-3,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,750.24 € 1,300.00-2,500.00
Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 739.32 € 557.41-929.02
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 541.83 € 384.15-696.77
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,172.99 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.98 3.12-4.42

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Last update: June 2024
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10 Comments so far
Anonymous on May 31, 2024:
12 billion import of Chinese electric cars to Europe in 2013 has reduced 2 billions of fuel consumption annually and consequently reduced 2 billions income annually for US oil industry.
So it's a national security for US so the existing Chinese electric cars must be banned from using in Europe in order to restore the national security of US oil industry.
abdul on May 16, 2024:
i have got a job offer in aid industry with a package of 5400 Euros per month. They may add some child allowance upto 300 euros per month .i wanted to understand is it worth to take this offcer and if anyone can offer some help in suggesting the tax and cost of living acomdation and primary shcool fees in international school. Grateful
wiseman on Feb 09, 2024:
I can recommend Berlin, Germany to anyone who wants to receive money without working. In Germany, you will receive Bürgergeld, which is similar to a universal basic income, without the need for employment. However, for those who want to work, Germany is a very bad country, because a significant portion of income taken through various taxes. Additionally, the level of bureaucracy is extremely high, often resulting in lengthy processes for even simple tasks.
Anonymous on Nov 21, 2023:
90k is enough in Berlin to have an easy life here (even if you are not single, still doable). 50-60k salary in Berlin is standard.
Anonymous on Oct 21, 2023:
Is it worth to live there with a salary = 90k for a couple? I got an offer with a relocation package, but I have heard that CoL in Berlin extremely high and Numbeo doesn't show true CoL there.
Anonymous on Oct 02, 2023:
Software developer with 10 years of experience might expect between €80-90kpa, which will amount to about 41-48k net. Despite extreme rise in cost of living, Berlin is still relatively affordable and rent is "reasonable", i will still suggest renting thru an agency as they tend to be predictable and more responsible.
Anirban on Feb 22, 2022:
How much is good annual compensation for a single person with 10 years of software development to stay & work in Berlin. Can anybody share any views on my request with gross salary and net salary after tax deduction?
Anonymous on Oct 08, 2021:
For the sake of independence and survival, Europe must immediately ban gas throughout Europe and the gas must be immediately replaced with other cheaper alternatives coming from such as hydropower plant, Nuclear energy, wood, coal, etc which can be independently produced in Europe without requiring dependence from untrustworthy source.

It's time to build Nuclear power plant as much as necessary in order to provide sufficient power for Europe as well as to provide the free city transportation including bus and train powered by electricity in order to discourage the public from using the oil fueled cars as the first step to permanently remove oil dependence from Russia and Russia's manipulated OPEC.
d.feuerbach on Oct 04, 2021:
Dear Numbeo, dear Numbeo users,

can you please disaggregate reported data points by zip code and allow for longitude and latitude / exact address?

Once that is done you can use different aggregation levels (city boundaries, metro area vs. zip-Code oder perimeters/polygons)

In a larger city you have subdistricts where e.g. a certain drink costs EUR 3.00 and another district (500m or 10 km away) where the cost ist EUR 12.00. Seeing an average does not help all that much.

The point is: Variability within a city can be much higher and also much more relevatn within one city as compared to between different cities.

Maybe someone can share how this thought may be incorporated within numbeo already or how people typically go about augmenting data in this regard.

Thank you and best regards

Anonymous on Jun 02, 2020:
100% to 150% of tax + duty is imposed by the current shameless Myanmar government to new car import from Europe, especially from Germany.

So Germany should lead Europe to demand the greedy Myanmar to immediately reciprocate import/export tax/duty rate from Europe for all items including car, liquor, etc so that the Germany car should be cheap in Myanmar as much as in UK.

In the meantime, Europe should immediately impose the current high tax/duty rate from Myanmar for all items imported into Europe immediately or else it's the weakness of Germany allowing the shameless, greedy fake-democracy Myanmar to harm the interest of Europe businesses unfairly in Myanmar.