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New York vs Berlin
Nyc vs Ber

Average net salary (After tax)

Berlin
New York

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ber
Nyc
Outside city centre
Ber
Nyc

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ber
Nyc
Outside city centre
Ber
Nyc

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Ber
Nyc
Outside city centre
Ber
Nyc

Mortgage rates

Berlin
4.5%
New York
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Berlin
New York

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Ber
Nyc

Mobile phone data

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

Ber
Nyc

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Ber
Nyc

Monthly pass

Regular price

Ber
Nyc

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Berlin
New York

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Ber
Nyc
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Berlin
New York

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

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

Fruit

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

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Berlin
4.5%
New York
5.5%

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

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

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

Imported beer

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

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Berlin
5
New York

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Ber
Nyc

Summer dress

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

Ber
Nyc

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Berlin
$15.33
New York
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

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

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

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