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Berlin vs Paris
Ber vs Par

Average net salary (After tax)

Paris
Berlin

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Par
Ber
Outside city centre
Par
Ber

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Par
Ber
Outside city centre
Par
Ber

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Par
Ber
Outside city centre
Par
Ber

Mortgage rates

Paris
4.5%
Berlin
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Paris
Berlin

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Par
Ber

Mobile phone data

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

Par
Ber

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Par
Ber

Monthly pass

Regular price

Par
Ber

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Paris
Berlin

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Par
Ber
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Paris
Berlin

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Par
Ber
Lettuce 1 head
Par
Ber
Tomatoes 1kg
Par
Ber

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Par
Ber
Oranges 1 head
Par
Ber
Bananas 1kg
Par
Ber

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Paris
4.5%
Berlin
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Paris are 17.14% higher than in Berlin

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Par
Ber
Market 0.5L bottle
Par
Ber

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Par
Ber
Market 0.33L bottle
Par
Ber

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Paris
5
Berlin

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Par
Ber

Summer dress

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

Par
Ber

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Paris
$15.33
Berlin
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Par $4,070.74/mth
Ber $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Par $4,070.74/mth
Ber $4,070.74/mth