Cost of living

So how much does it cost then? 

Some examples (average prices September 2012) 

Supermarket: groceries and beveragesvegetables at Naschmarkt in Vienna

  • bread (1kg): ~ € 2.20
  • milk (1l): ~ € 0.90
  • Emmentaler cheese (100g): ~ € 0.80
  • yoghurt, plain (250g): ~ € 0.35
  • apples (1kg): ~ € 1.80
  • chocolate (100g): ~ € 0.90
  • pack of chewing gum: ~ € 0.70
  • pack of biscuits: ~ € 1.20
  • sugar (1kg): ~ € 1.20
  • bottle of beer (0,5l): ~ € 0.85
  • mineral water (1.5l): ~ € 0.45
  • apple juice (1l): ~ € 1

 

Eating out:

  • Big Mac: € 3.29
  • main dish: ~ € 9
  • glass of coke: ~ € 2.80
  • cup of coffee: ~ € 2.50
  • glass of beer (0,3l): ~ € 2.70
  • sandwich: ~ € 3.50
  • bowl of soup: ~ € 3

 

Going out:

  • cinema ticket: ~ € 7.50
  • concert ticket (no international mega sellers!): ~ € 17
  • entrance fee for a club: € 5 – € 15

 

Transport:

  • metro/tram ticket (single) in Vienna: € 2 (presale), € 2.20 (on board)
  • petrol (1l): ~ € 1.50
  • train ticket Salzburg – Vienna (regular): € 49.90
  • bus ticket Vienna – Bratislava (regular): € 7.20
  • taxi in Vienna € 3.80 (basic fee, € 4.30 at night and on Sundays) + € 1.42/km (€ 1.67/km at night and on Sundays) for rides up to 4 km, after 4 km € 1.08/km (€ 1.28/km)

 

Renting a place:

  • rent for a room: ~ € 11 per m² including utilities (of course heavily depending on place/region, facilities etc.!)

 

Various other things:

  • prescription medicine: € 5.15
  • daily newspaper: ~ € 1.10
  • music CD: ~ € 16
  • deodorant: ~ € 2.50
  • haircut (cut only!): ~ € 23 (long hair), ~ € 18 (short hair)

 

Updated: 17.9.2012
Photo: Naschmarkt © Markus Tacker / www.flickr.com, license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/deed.de