Cost of living

Food Price
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €14
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) €7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €4.21
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.30
12 eggs, large €4.00
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €1.50
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €5.50
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €1.40
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €0.90
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €1.40
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €8
2 liters of Coca-Cola €2.20
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €0.70
Housing Price
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre €250.00-450.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre €200.00- 350.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre €450.00-600.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre €400.00- 600.00
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas …) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €120
Internet 8MB (1 month) €20
40” flat screen TV €420
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €9
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt €90
Hourly rate for cleaning help €6
Clothes Price
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €70
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, …) €35
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) €70
1 pair of leather business shoes €80
TransportationPrice
Ticket for public transportation (valid for 90 minutes)€1.40
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas€1.64
Monthly ticket public transport€30 / €15-student
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles)€14
Entertainment Price
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €25
2 tickets to the movies €15
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €30
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert €48
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €9
Capuccino in expat area of the city €3.70
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €4.00
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.49
1 month of gym membership in business district €34
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €4.50
Personal Care Price
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, …) €4.50
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, …) €4.70
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €4.00
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.60
Tube of toothpaste €2.30
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €3.80
Standard men’s haircut in expat area of the city €11
Restaurants Price
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant €8.50
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course €40.00
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar €6.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) €4.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) €4.00
Cappuccino (regular) €1.30
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) €1.20
Water (0.33 liter bottle) €0.50