Berlin vs Saitama - Cost of Living Comparison

Berlin Saitama
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2146
$1133
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4970
$3331
🏠 One person rent
$1209
$388
🏘️ Family rent
$2251
$1156
🍽️ Food expenses
$492
$461
🚐 Transport expenses
$298
$184
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3213
$2008
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
19 km
21 km
🎓 Higher education
100
99
😀 Quality of life
95
81
🏙️ Population
3.68M
1.33M

The cost of living in Berlin is 89% more expensive than in Saitama. Cities ranked 433rd and 4344th ($2146 vs $1133) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 38th in Germany and Japan, respectively. Check Germany vs Japan comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.5 months in Berlin compared to 1.8 months in Saitama. Berlin ranked 4th best city to live in Germany vs Saitama ranked 24th in Japan, while ranked 28th and 335th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Berlin vs Saitama

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Berlin Saitama
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$13.1
$13.7
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$65.4
$75.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$10.1
$4
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.28
$3.78
 Cappuccino
$3.51
$2.28
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.69
$0.98
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1276
$412
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$885
$240
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2508
$1268
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1742
$935
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$205
$75.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$315
$116
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$41.3
$38.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.4%
1.4%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$8822
$4602
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5926
$3072
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.25
$2.33
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$91.6
$38.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$22.9
$29.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$2.19
$1.15
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.25
$1.44
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.83
$1.56
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.55
$3.05
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.13
$1.4
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.5
$12.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.7
$4.65
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.5
$5.14
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.77
$5.08
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.89
$4.19
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.58
$4.24
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.28
$6.1
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.99
$2.99
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.54
$1.45
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.49
$0.76
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.37
$1.6
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.55
$11.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.14
$1.91
🚬 Cigarette pack
$8.64
$5.46
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$12.8
$11.1
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$9.03
$3.96
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.58
$1.55
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.86
$1.93
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$43.1
$52
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.9
$13.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$58.5
$35.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$29.7
$16.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$90.7
$33.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$58.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$209
$208
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$7940
$6375

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Cities near Berlin

Distance City Cost of living
15 km or 9.2 mi Teltow
$1299
18 km or 11 mi Hohen Neuendorf
$1300
18 km or 11 mi Hennigsdorf
$1302
20 km or 13 mi Falkensee
$1303
21 km or 13 mi Bernau bei Berlin
$1301
25 km or 16 mi Potsdam
$1569
25 km or 16 mi Ludwigsfelde
$1298
28 km or 18 mi Oranienburg
$1347
30 km or 19 mi Konigs Wusterhausen
$1299
34 km or 21 mi Werder
$1296
34 km or 21 mi Strausberg
$1298
46 km or 29 mi Eberswalde
$1299
49 km or 31 mi Furstenwalde
$1305
50 km or 31 mi Luckenwalde
$1296
57 km or 36 mi Brandenburg an der Havel
$1305
60 km or 37 mi Neuruppin
$1301
72 km or 44 mi Rathenow
$1302
81 km or 50 mi Frankfurt
$1300
86 km or 53 mi Schwedt
$1326
88 km or 55 mi Wittenberg
$1302
97 km or 60 mi Neustrelitz
$1301
97 km or 60 mi Eisenhuttenstadt
$1300
104 km or 65 mi Stendal
$1305
106 km or 66 mi Cottbus
$1067
107 km or 67 mi Burg bei Magdeburg
$1301
107 km or 67 mi Zerbst
$1298
109 km or 68 mi Dessau-Rolau
$1307
109 km or 68 mi Torgau
$1299
116 km or 72 mi Neubrandenburg
$1299
119 km or 74 mi Senftenberg
$1303
121 km or 75 mi Waren
$1302
124 km or 77 mi Bitterfeld-Wolfen
$1300
124 km or 77 mi Schonebeck
$1302
125 km or 78 mi Spremberg
$1295
127 km or 79 mi Magdeburg
$1218
128 km or 79 mi Szczecin
$939
128 km or 80 mi Kothen
$1297
128 km or 80 mi Gorzow Wielkopolski
$769
131 km or 81 mi Delitzsch
$1304
134 km or 83 mi Hoyerswerda
$1303

Cities near Saitama

Distance City Cost of living
5.1 km or 3.1 mi Warabi
$1049
5.7 km or 3.6 mi Toda
$1057
6.5 km or 4 mi Shiki
$1051
8.5 km or 5.3 mi Asaka
$1055
8.7 km or 5.4 mi Fujimi
$1051
9.3 km or 5.8 mi Kawaguchi
$1084
9.6 km or 6 mi Wako
$1052
10 km or 6.5 mi Niiza
$1066
11 km or 7 mi Miyoshi
$1048
11 km or 7.1 mi Fujimino
$1050
14 km or 8.4 mi Koshigaya
$1041
14 km or 8.5 mi Kiyose
$1050
14 km or 8.5 mi Ageo
$1084
15 km or 9.2 mi Hasuda
$1045
15 km or 9.3 mi Soka
$1088
16 km or 9.6 mi Ina
$1049
16 km or 9.7 mi Higashikurume
$1051
16 km or 9.9 mi Kasukabe
$1081
17 km or 10 mi Kawagoe
$1021
17 km or 10 mi Matsubushi
$1048
17 km or 11 mi Tokorozawa
$1080
18 km or 11 mi Musashino
$1058
18 km or 11 mi Okegawa
$1048
18 km or 11 mi Shiraoka
$1047
18 km or 11 mi Nishitokyo
$1078
18 km or 11 mi Yoshikawa
$1048
18 km or 11 mi Yashio
$1047
19 km or 12 mi Miyashiro
$1047
20 km or 12 mi Tokyo
$1778
20 km or 12 mi Higashimurayama
$1059
20 km or 12 mi Sugito
$1046
21 km or 13 mi Misato
$1060
21 km or 13 mi Sayama
$1063
21 km or 13 mi Kitamoto
$1045
21 km or 13 mi Kodaira
$1076
21 km or 13 mi Mitaka
$1074
22 km or 14 mi Koganei
$1054
22 km or 14 mi Kuki
$1060
23 km or 14 mi Iruma
$1056
23 km or 14 mi Noda
$1062