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Reykjavik vs Berlin
Rkv vs Ber

Average net salary (After tax)

Berlin
Reykjavik

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ber
Rkv
Outside city centre
Ber
Rkv

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ber
Rkv
Outside city centre
Ber
Rkv

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Ber
Rkv
Outside city centre
Ber
Rkv

Mortgage rates

Berlin
4.5%
Reykjavik
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Berlin
Reykjavik

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Ber
Rkv

Mobile phone data

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

Ber
Rkv

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Ber
Rkv

Monthly pass

Regular price

Ber
Rkv

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Berlin
Reykjavik

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Ber
Rkv
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Berlin
Reykjavik

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Ber
Rkv
Lettuce 1 head
Ber
Rkv
Tomatoes 1kg
Ber
Rkv

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Ber
Rkv
Oranges 1 head
Ber
Rkv
Bananas 1kg
Ber
Rkv

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Berlin
4.5%
Reykjavik
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Berlin are 17.14% higher than in Reykjavik

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Ber
Rkv
Market 0.5L bottle
Ber
Rkv

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Ber
Rkv
Market 0.33L bottle
Ber
Rkv

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Berlin
5
Reykjavik

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Ber
Rkv

Summer dress

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

Ber
Rkv

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Berlin
$15.33
Reykjavik
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Ber $4,070.74/mth
Rkv $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Ber $4,070.74/mth
Rkv $4,070.74/mth