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Los Angeles vs Berlin
Lax vs Ber

Average net salary (After tax)

Berlin
Los Angeles

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ber
Lax
Outside city centre
Ber
Lax

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ber
Lax
Outside city centre
Ber
Lax

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Ber
Lax
Outside city centre
Ber
Lax

Mortgage rates

Berlin
4.5%
Los Angeles
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Berlin
Los Angeles

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Ber
Lax

Mobile phone data

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

Ber
Lax

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Ber
Lax

Monthly pass

Regular price

Ber
Lax

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Berlin
Los Angeles

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Ber
Lax
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Berlin
Los Angeles

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Ber
Lax
Lettuce 1 head
Ber
Lax
Tomatoes 1kg
Ber
Lax

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Ber
Lax
Oranges 1 head
Ber
Lax
Bananas 1kg
Ber
Lax

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Berlin
4.5%
Los Angeles
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Berlin are 17.14% higher than in Los Angeles

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Ber
Lax
Market 0.5L bottle
Ber
Lax

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Ber
Lax
Market 0.33L bottle
Ber
Lax

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Berlin
5
Los Angeles

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Ber
Lax

Summer dress

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

Ber
Lax

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Berlin
$15.33
Los Angeles
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Ber $4,070.74/mth
Lax $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Ber $4,070.74/mth
Lax $4,070.74/mth