Greece is 34.2% cheaper than California.

If you lived in Greece instead of California, you would:

pay 32.4% less for restaurants

 
California
Greece
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $16.89
 
$11.58
€11.37
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$8.77
 
$7.08
€6.95
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $2.22
 
$1.87
€1.84

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pay 40.8% less for groceries

 
California
Greece
Bread
1 loaf
$3.40
 
$0.97
€0.95
Local cheese (8 oz) $6.31
 
$4.56
€4.48
Milk (1 gallon) $3.90
 
$5.03
€4.93

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pay 12.6% less for transportation

 
California
Greece
Gasoline (1 gallon) $5.87
 
$8.41
€8.25
Monthly public transit pass $67.83
 
$36.15
€35.49
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $24,176.52
 
$19,836.21
€19,472.55

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pay 53.0% less for housing

 
California
Greece
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$67.81
 
$33.91
€33.29
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $1,999.81
 
$377.49
€370.57
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $1,775.23
 
$296.91
€291.47

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pay 69.8% less for childcare

 
California
Greece
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $1,229.11
 
$323.64
€317.71
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $17,713.67
 
$6,014.67
€5,904.41

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pay 34.5% less for entertainment and sports

 
California
Greece
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $6.42
 
$3.93
€3.85
Cappuccino in mid-range area $4.57
 
$3.06
€3.00
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$9.46
 
$4.73
€4.65

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pay 3.8% more for clothing

 
California
Greece
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$47.73
 
$70.87
€69.57
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$38.93
 
$32.81
€32.21
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$79.56
 
$73.51
€72.16

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