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Houston vs Berlin
Hou vs Ber

Average net salary (After tax)

Berlin
Houston

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ber
Hou
Outside city centre
Ber
Hou

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ber
Hou
Outside city centre
Ber
Hou

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Ber
Hou
Outside city centre
Ber
Hou

Mortgage rates

Berlin
4.5%
Houston
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Berlin
Houston

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Ber
Hou

Mobile phone data

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

Ber
Hou

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Ber
Hou

Monthly pass

Regular price

Ber
Hou

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Berlin
Houston

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Ber
Hou
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Berlin
Houston

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

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

Fruit

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

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Berlin
4.5%
Houston
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Berlin are 17.14% higher than in Houston

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

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

Imported beer

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

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Berlin
5
Houston

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Ber
Hou

Summer dress

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

Ber
Hou

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Berlin
$15.33
Houston
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

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

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

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