Cost of Living Comparison

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COMPARED TO
USD

Helsinki is 44.0% cheaper than Washington.

If you lived in Washington instead of Helsinki, you would:
local_dining

pay 0.6% more for restaurants

  Helsinki help_outline Washington help_outline  
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $13.43
€11.78
$16.00 +19.1%
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$8.95
€7.85
$8.00 -10.7%
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $2.78
€2.43
$1.89 -31.8%
Bottle of water (11 fl. oz) $2.23
€1.96
$1.66 -25.7%

Helsinki vs. Washington - Cost of restaurants
local_grocery_store

pay 76.1% more for groceries

  Helsinki help_outline Washington help_outline  
Bread
1 loaf
$2.02
€1.78
$3.51 +73.6%
Local cheese (8 oz) $3.61
€3.17
$5.59 +54.8%
Milk (1 gallon) $4.00
€3.51
$3.41 -14.6%
Eggs
1 dozen
$2.21
€1.94
$2.97 +34.4%
Boneless chicken breast (1 lb) $4.81
€4.22
$5.86 +21.8%
Apples (1 lb) $1.06
€0.93
$2.87 +172.1%
Bananas (1 lb) $0.79
€0.69
$0.81 +2.4%
Oranges (1 lb) $0.83
€0.72
$2.89 +249.1%
Tomatoes (1 lb) $1.43
€1.25
$3.09 +116.1%
Potatoes (1 lb) $0.45
€0.39
$1.55 +247.4%
Onions (1 lb) $0.61
€0.54
$1.72 +180.6%

Helsinki vs. Washington - Cost of groceries
drive_eta

pay 19.8% less for transportation

  Helsinki help_outline Washington help_outline  
Gasoline (1 gallon) $6.52
€5.72
$2.94 -54.9%
Monthly public transit pass $61.56
€53.99
$100.00 +62.4%
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $26,864.27
€23,557.30
$21,500.00 -20.0%
Taxi trip in downtown area (5 miles) $19.25
€16.88
$15.08 -21.7%

Helsinki vs. Washington - Cost of transportation
home

pay 2.1 times more for housing

  Helsinki help_outline Washington help_outline  
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$25.13
€22.04
$68.05 +170.8%
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $1,037.05
€909.39
$2,253.90 +117.3%
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $827.87
€725.96
$1,721.48 +107.9%
Utilities for two (700 sq ft apartment)
including electric, gas, water, heating
$101.26
€88.80
$91.72 -9.4%

Helsinki vs. Washington - Cost of housing
child_care

pay 12.0 times more for childcare

  Helsinki help_outline Washington help_outline  
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $353.07
€309.61
$1,517.58 +329.8%
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $2,209.09
€1,937.15
$29,333.33 +1227.8%

Helsinki vs. Washington - Cost of childcare
gamepad

pay 35.7% more for entertainment and sports

  Helsinki help_outline Washington help_outline  
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $7.00
€6.13
$6.00 -14.2%
Cappuccino in mid-range area $4.11
€3.61
$4.17 +1.4%
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$8.34
€7.31
$8.90 +6.7%
Monthly membership at local gym $36.62
€32.11
$64.27 +75.5%
Movie ticket to theater/cinema $15.67
€13.74
$14.00 -10.7%

Helsinki vs. Washington - Cost of entertainment and sports
store

pay 18.0% less for clothing

  Helsinki help_outline Washington help_outline  
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$90.98
€79.78
$52.27 -42.5%
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$34.62
€30.36
$36.09 +4.3%
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$90.08
€78.99
$80.34 -10.8%
Men's business shoes (leather) $125.33
€109.90
$110.96 -11.5%

Helsinki vs. Washington - Cost of clothing
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