Is it expensive to live in Greece? Breakdown of supermarket, transport costs






Greece is cheaper to live in than many other places in Europe. But those planning to work in the country need to be aware that incomes are super low, which means that getting by on a local salary can be challenging.


According to livingcost.org, the average monthly salary after taxes in Greece is $879, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.9 months.


The cost of living in the country is $1,008, the site says, which is 1.05 times more expensive than the world average. Greece ranked 65th out of 197 countries by cost of living and the 40th best country to live in.


Numbeo.com points out that the living expenses in Greece are, on average, 18.21 percent lower than in United States, with rents also 69.42 percent lower.


Get out the pen and paper, below are some indicative daily costs (in euros) when living in Greece. The complete list from Numbeo.com can be seen here.


Restaurants


Meal, inexpensive restaurant 10.00 euros


Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 37 euros


Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 4 euros


Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 4 euros


Cappuccino (regular) 2.86 euros


Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.74 euros


Water (0.33 liter bottle) 0.50 euros


Markets


Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.19 euros


Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 0.87 euros


Rice (white), (1kg) 1.66 euros


Eggs (regular) (12) 3.10 euros


Local Cheese (1kg) 7.96 euros


Chicken Fillets (1kg) 6.74 euros


Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.11 euros


Apples (1kg) 1.57 euros


Banana (1kg) 1.54 euros


Oranges (1kg) 1.07 euros


Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4.60 euros


Transportation


One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.30 euros


Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 30 euros


Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 euros


Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1 euro


Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 12 euros


Gasoline (1 liter) 1.61 euros


Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,850 euros


Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,038.97 euros



Utilities (Monthly)


Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 152.77 euros


1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.42 euros


Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 33.23 euros



Sports And Leisure


Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 34.92 euros


Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 16.27 euros


Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 8 euros



Childcare


Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 318.60 euros


International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 6,245.18 euros



Clothing And Shoes


1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 69.28 euros


1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 29.86 euros


1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 69.81 euros


1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 88.06 euros



Rent Per Month


Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 341.37 euros


Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 288.44 euros


Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 579.64 euros


Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 482.82 euros



Buy Apartment Price


Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,595.92 euros


Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,343.01 euros



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