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Berlin vs Melbourne
Ber vs Mel

Average net salary (After tax)

Melbourne
Berlin

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Mel
Ber
Outside city centre
Mel
Ber

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Mel
Ber
Outside city centre
Mel
Ber

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Mel
Ber
Outside city centre
Mel
Ber

Mortgage rates

Melbourne
4.5%
Berlin
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Melbourne
Berlin

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Mel
Ber

Mobile phone data

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

Mel
Ber

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Mel
Ber

Monthly pass

Regular price

Mel
Ber

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Melbourne
Berlin

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Mel
Ber
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Melbourne
Berlin

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Mel
Ber
Lettuce 1 head
Mel
Ber
Tomatoes 1kg
Mel
Ber

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Mel
Ber
Oranges 1 head
Mel
Ber
Bananas 1kg
Mel
Ber

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Melbourne
4.5%
Berlin
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Melbourne are 17.14% higher than in Berlin

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Mel
Ber
Market 0.5L bottle
Mel
Ber

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Mel
Ber
Market 0.33L bottle
Mel
Ber

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Melbourne
5
Berlin

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Mel
Ber

Summer dress

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

Mel
Ber

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Melbourne
$15.33
Berlin
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Mel $4,070.74/mth
Ber $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Mel $4,070.74/mth
Ber $4,070.74/mth