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Cost of Living in Berlin | Brandenburg

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1703
$3889
🛋️ Without rent
$814
$2383
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$889
$1506
🍽️ Food
$369
$967
🚐 Transport
$285
$758
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2813
🏙️ Population
3.64M

The average cost of living in Berlin is $1703, which is in the top 20% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 1833rd out of 9294 in our global list, 3rd out of 662 in Germany, and 1st out of 24 in the Brandenburg.

The median after-tax salary is $2813, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.7 months. Ranked 9th (TOP 1%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 2nd best city to live in Germany, and 1st most liveable city in Brandenburg. With an estimated population of 3.64M, Berlin is the 1st largest city in Germany.

✈️ Closest airport8 kmBerlin-Tegel Airport
😷 Air qualityExcellent9.7 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank91Free University of Berlin
Cost of living in Berlin infographic

Prices in Berlin

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.54
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$39.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.97
☕ Cappuccino
$3.5
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.22

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.06
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.28
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.84
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.99
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.5
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.69
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.66
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.55
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.56
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.63
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.59
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.95
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.37
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.04
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.73
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.98
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.46
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.55
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.51

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.25
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$92
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$22.7
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.57

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$919
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$670
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1615
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1178
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$138
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$209
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$31.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.83%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6648
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4292

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$28.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$94.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$24.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$99.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$93.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$141
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$8825

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