Cost of Living in European Capital Cities

Cost of Living in European Capital Cities

On the whole living in a capital city is always going to be more expensive than living in a smaller town or rural area, but which of Europe’s capital cities has the highest cost of living? Today we’ll be comparing London, Paris, Berlin, Lisbon, Rome, Athens and Madrid to see which of them offers metropolitan living for the lowest price.

Indexes

Consumer Price Index (Excl Rent)

London: 123.59

Paris: 122.77

Rome: 102.64

Athens: 96.75

Madrid: 85.34

Berlin: 84.51

Lisbon: 78.72

Rent Index

London: 123.59

Paris: 65.07

Rome: 60.08

Madrid: 41.12

Lisbon: 29.6

Berlin: 28.86

Athens: 20.51

Consumer Price Plus Rent Index

London:107.41

Paris: 94.52

Rome: 81.81

Madrid: 63.7

Athens: 59.43

Berlin: 57.27

Lisbon: 54.68

Local Purchasing Power

Berlin: 121.1

Madrid: 98.88

Paris: 83

London: 77.8

Lisbon: 60.39

Rome: 55.04

Athens: 47.71

Groceries Index

Paris: 118.05

London: 104.41

Rome: 89.2

Athens: 81.81

Berlin: 76.23

Madrid: 68.71

Lisbon: 66.27

Restaurants Index

Paris: 120.14

Rome: 111.03

London: 110.55

Athens: 100.45

Madrid: 89.13

Berlin: 69.11

Lisbon: 63.46

Rent. property price, and disposable income

Monthly Rent, 1 bed, city centre

London: £1,400

Paris: £849.33

Rome: £808.89

Madrid: £647.11

Lisbon: £485.33

Berlin: £384.22

Athens: £258.84

Property Purchase, price per m2 in city centre

Rome: £8,088.88

London: £8,000

Paris: £7,279.99

Madrid: £4,011.44

Berlin: £2,264.89

Lisbon: £1,617.78

Athens  £1,617.78

Median monthly disposable income

London: £2,026.59

Paris: £1,902.51

Berlin: £1,681.93

Madrid: £1,496.44

Rome: £1,092.00

Lisbon: £800.8

Athens: £687.56

Utilities (monthly)

Utilities (Monthly) Basic Electricity, Gas, Water etc.

London: £167.80

Rome: £125.71

Athens: £97.91

Paris: £97.33

Madrid: £81.11

Berlin: £81.11

Lisbon: £73.00

Average food costs

Food: Average Price for Standard Meal

Rome: £12.94

Paris: £12.13

Athens: £10.52

London: £10.00

Madrid: £8.49

Lisbon: £5.66

Berlin: £4.85

Transportation

Transport: Single Fare on local Transport

London: £2.70

Berlin: £1.86

Paris: £1.38

Rome: £1.21

Madrid: £1.21

Athens: £1.13

Lisbon: £1.13

Leisure

Leisure: Cinema Ticket

London: £10.00

Paris: £8.49

Berlin: £6.47

Madrid: £6.47

Athens: £6.47

Rome: £6.47

Lisbon: £4.85

All results displayed here are based on the median or mean average of information gathered.

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