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Berlin vs San Francisco
Ber vs Sfo

Average net salary (After tax)

San Francisco
Berlin

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sfo
Ber
Outside city centre
Sfo
Ber

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sfo
Ber
Outside city centre
Sfo
Ber

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Sfo
Ber
Outside city centre
Sfo
Ber

Mortgage rates

San Francisco
4.5%
Berlin
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

San Francisco
Berlin

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Sfo
Ber

Mobile phone data

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

Sfo
Ber

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Sfo
Ber

Monthly pass

Regular price

Sfo
Ber

Fuel prices

Per Litre

San Francisco
Berlin

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Sfo
Ber
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

San Francisco
Berlin

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Sfo
Ber
Lettuce 1 head
Sfo
Ber
Tomatoes 1kg
Sfo
Ber

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Sfo
Ber
Oranges 1 head
Sfo
Ber
Bananas 1kg
Sfo
Ber

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

San Francisco
4.5%
Berlin
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in San Francisco are 17.14% higher than in Berlin

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Sfo
Ber
Market 0.5L bottle
Sfo
Ber

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Sfo
Ber
Market 0.33L bottle
Sfo
Ber

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

San Francisco
5
Berlin

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Sfo
Ber

Summer dress

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

Sfo
Ber

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

San Francisco
$15.33
Berlin
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Sfo $4,070.74/mth
Ber $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Sfo $4,070.74/mth
Ber $4,070.74/mth