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Berlin vs Houston
Ber vs Hou

Average net salary (After tax)

Houston
Berlin

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Hou
Ber
Outside city centre
Hou
Ber

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Hou
Ber
Outside city centre
Hou
Ber

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Hou
Ber
Outside city centre
Hou
Ber

Mortgage rates

Houston
4.5%
Berlin
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

Electricity, heating, water, Garbage for a 85m2 Apartment

Houston
Berlin

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Hou
Ber

Mobile phone data

One-minute local prepaid call (no plan or discount)

Hou
Ber

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Hou
Ber

Monthly pass

Regular price

Hou
Ber

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Houston
Berlin

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Hou
Ber
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

Milk 1L
Hou
Ber
White bread 500g
Hou
Ber
Eggs 12
Hou
Ber
White rice 1kg
Hou
Ber

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Houston
Berlin

Meat & cheese

Chicken breasts 1kg
Hou
Ber
Beef round 1kg
Hou
Ber
Local cheese 1kg
Hou
Ber

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Hou
Ber
Lettuce 1 head
Hou
Ber
Tomatoes 1kg
Hou
Ber

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Hou
Ber
Oranges 1 head
Hou
Ber
Bananas 1kg
Hou
Ber

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

Inexpensive restaurant 2 meals
Hou $4,070.74/mth
Ber $4,070.74/mth
Mid-range restaurant Three-course meal for two people
Hou $4,070.74/mth
Ber $4,070.74/mth

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Houston
4.5%
Berlin
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Houston are 17.14% higher than in Berlin

Drinks

Coke/Pepsi 0.33L
bottle
Hou $4,070.74/mth
Ber $4,070.74/mth
Water 0.33L
bottle
Hou $4,070.74/mth
Ber $4,070.74/mth
Cappuccino regular
Hou $4,070.74/mth
Ber $4,070.74/mth

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Hou
Ber
Market 0.5L bottle
Hou
Ber

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Hou
Ber
Market 0.33L bottle
Hou
Ber

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Houston
5
Berlin

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Hou
Ber

Summer dress

From a chain store (e.g. Zara, H&M)

Hou
Ber

Shoes

1 pair Nike shoes
Hou
Ber
1 pair men's leather shoes
Hou
Ber

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Houston
$15.33
Berlin
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Hou $4,070.74/mth
Ber $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Hou $4,070.74/mth
Ber $4,070.74/mth