Cost of living comparison

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Iceland is 17.1% more expensive than Berlin.

If you lived in Iceland instead of Berlin, you would:

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pay 9.6% more for restaurants

 
Berlin
Iceland
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $15.24
€14.01
$19.51
ISK2,699
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$10.88
€10.00
$16.45
ISK2,275
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $3.08
€2.83
$2.70
ISK374

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pay 19.8% more for groceries

 
Berlin
Iceland
Bread
1 loaf
$2.14
€1.97
$3.16
ISK436
Local cheese (8 oz) $6.94
€6.37
$6.72
ISK929
Milk (1 gallon) $4.68
€4.30
$6.27
ISK867

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pay 13.8% more for transportation

 
Berlin
Iceland
Gasoline (1 gallon) $7.43
€6.83
$8.42
ISK1,164
Monthly public transit pass $53.34
€49.02
$68.29
ISK9,444
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $32,415.23
€29,794.46
$39,714.69
ISK5,492,145

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pay 10.6% more for housing

 
Berlin
Iceland
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$42.52
€39.08
$74.47
ISK10,299
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $1,392.07
€1,279.52
$1,518.94
ISK210,054
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $988.74
€908.80
$1,325.48
ISK183,300

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pay 7.2% less for childcare

 
Berlin
Iceland
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $209.09
€192.18
$254.97
ISK35,259
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $9,427.53
€8,665.32
$5,993.83
ISK828,886

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pay 39.1% more for entertainment and sports

 
Berlin
Iceland
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $4.90
€4.50
$9.37
ISK1,296
Cappuccino in mid-range area $4.05
€3.72
$4.61
ISK638
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$8.93
€8.20
$11.22
ISK1,551

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pay 34.0% more for clothing

 
Berlin
Iceland
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$88.82
€81.64
$108.23
ISK14,967
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$41.27
€37.93
$59.73
ISK8,260
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$96.51
€88.71
$146.94
ISK20,320

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