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Berlin vs New York
Ber vs Nyc

Average net salary (After tax)

New York
Berlin

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Nyc
Ber
Outside city centre
Nyc
Ber

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Nyc
Ber
Outside city centre
Nyc
Ber

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Nyc
Ber
Outside city centre
Nyc
Ber

Mortgage rates

New York
4.5%
Berlin
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

New York
Berlin

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Nyc
Ber

Mobile phone data

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

Nyc
Ber

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Nyc
Ber

Monthly pass

Regular price

Nyc
Ber

Fuel prices

Per Litre

New York
Berlin

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Nyc
Ber
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

New York
Berlin

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Nyc
Ber
Lettuce 1 head
Nyc
Ber
Tomatoes 1kg
Nyc
Ber

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Nyc
Ber
Oranges 1 head
Nyc
Ber
Bananas 1kg
Nyc
Ber

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

New York
4.5%
Berlin
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in New York are 17.14% higher than in Berlin

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Nyc
Ber
Market 0.5L bottle
Nyc
Ber

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Nyc
Ber
Market 0.33L bottle
Nyc
Ber

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

New York
5
Berlin

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Nyc
Ber

Summer dress

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

Nyc
Ber

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

New York
$15.33
Berlin
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Nyc $4,070.74/mth
Ber $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Nyc $4,070.74/mth
Ber $4,070.74/mth