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Seattle vs Berlin
Sea vs Ber

Average net salary (After tax)

Berlin
Seattle

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ber
Sea
Outside city centre
Ber
Sea

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ber
Sea
Outside city centre
Ber
Sea

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Ber
Sea
Outside city centre
Ber
Sea

Mortgage rates

Berlin
4.5%
Seattle
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Berlin
Seattle

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Ber
Sea

Mobile phone data

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

Ber
Sea

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Ber
Sea

Monthly pass

Regular price

Ber
Sea

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Berlin
Seattle

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Ber
Sea
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Berlin
Seattle

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Ber
Sea
Lettuce 1 head
Ber
Sea
Tomatoes 1kg
Ber
Sea

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Ber
Sea
Oranges 1 head
Ber
Sea
Bananas 1kg
Ber
Sea

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Berlin
4.5%
Seattle
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Berlin are 17.14% higher than in Seattle

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Ber
Sea
Market 0.5L bottle
Ber
Sea

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Ber
Sea
Market 0.33L bottle
Ber
Sea

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Berlin
5
Seattle

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Ber
Sea

Summer dress

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

Ber
Sea

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Berlin
$15.33
Seattle
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Ber $4,070.74/mth
Sea $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Ber $4,070.74/mth
Sea $4,070.74/mth