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51k Euros annually for a family of 4 in Berlin: Is it enough?

Yes. You will probably have a relatively small flat relatively far from the city center, but there are plenty of families getting by on much less. You will pay very approximately 5k € in taxes and ...
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51k Euros annually for a family of 4 in Berlin: Is it enough?

51k Euros is enough to live, but not enough to save (OK, it depends on your habits and life expectations). Germany has complex taxation system. I hope this HowToGermany page helps to get an overview. ...
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What is my net salary on a gross salary of 3,000 EUR in Holland? Can I live on that in Amsterdam?

The proposed salary is almost spot on what is referred to as 'modaal inkomen', or the median income: the most common income in the country. Therefore, you should be able to live on this salary just ...
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Living expenses in Abu Dhabi, for a moderate lifestyle

AED 10,000 may be a lot in your country, but here you shouldn't convert it to your currency every time you buy something, because it might be 3 times more expensive, unless you really make your own ...
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What is my net salary on a gross salary of 3,000 EUR in Holland? Can I live on that in Amsterdam?

You would be able to get by, but not save anything, I would think. As of 2018, I live alone, my salary is ~3,850 before taxes (not counting an annual allowance/bonus/vacation pay/etc.), I enjoy the 30%...
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Is 500$/month sufficient to live in Olomouc (Czech Republic)?

Question #1: Can you make it on $500? Short answer: It's going to be tight, but yes. Question #2: Can you save a reasonable amount of money? Probably not. Salary after tax Before we start, we need to ...
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Where to find non-anecdotal and up-to-date information regarding the cost of living in other countries?

I've moved around a lot, between countries and cities. One of the most convenient 'real' sources is Expatistan. It allows you to compare COL between two cities, which is much more useful than UN ...
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Living expenses in Abu Dhabi, for a moderate lifestyle

The lowest legal housing I've seen for individual rent was 3000AED, which are individual semi-temporary structures on Sadiyaat Island in Abu Dhabi. But if you are willing to share accommodation, you ...
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Is £74k yearly enough for a 3-person family in London?

This question is perhaps slightly too broad to give a definitive yes/no answer, as it highly depend on your personal circumstances and preference which I acknowledge that it is impossible to enumerate ...
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51k Euros annually for a family of 4 in Berlin: Is it enough?

Others have already told you that the answer is positive. I'd like to add a few points: As an expat, life is usually more expensive because one lacks the cultural knowlege how/where to cut costs, e.g....
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Living expenses in Abu Dhabi, for a moderate lifestyle

There is some general information on this site about the cost of living in Abu Dhabi. In particular, about the cost of accommodation: No matter one's social status, the costs associated with ...
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Salary comparison from SF to Amsterdam Data Engineer 2017

Firstly, Amsterdam is a fantastic city and the Netherlands is a great place to live. :-) EUR 52k per year gross is around EUR 2900 per month net. That's a decent salary in the Netherlands and ...
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What is better choice living place or salary in Sydney?

Take the one with shorter travel distance. This exact issue has been disused on vlogbrothers by Hank quite recently Sources (taken from vlogbrothers): Homeownership doesn't increase happiness: ...
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Costs of life for 12 month stay in Southern Poland

Even within mentioned life style there are dozen of possibilities so you must assume that below calculations may vary even up to 50% based on real situation. However, you may expect (for Katowice and ...
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12+ month business stay in Spain -- cost of life

I think this cannot really be answered, as it depends on your style of living. There are millions of people in spain that live on less than 1000 €, so obviously it is possible. If you are willing to ...
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Where to live in Bangkok to be close to potential employment

The worrying word here is 'potential'. You make it sound like you are unemployed, and you are thinking of moving to Bangkok with the hope of landing yourself a job. As a foreigner in Thailand, ...
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Living cost in Al-khobar, Saudi Arabia

Numbeo gives some estimates about prices of food, renting apartments etc. in Al-Khobar. Based on that you can estimate your monthly needs. You can also compare cost of living between chosen cities to ...
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Normal and sensible way to get internet connection in Canada and the average cost?

I will try to give you a general idea first and then try to answer the specifics. Internet providers can be broken up into three main categories in Canada. 1) The Big 4 - Bell, Rogers, Telus, Shaw: ...
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A cheap(er) just-Internet connection in the Netherlands?

From my experience, most providers do have the option for only Internet, you might just need to dig a little deeper into their websites. You can use this site to compare prices between different ...
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Savings in Germany (Munich) or in Norway(Oslo)

This really depends. Taxes are lower in Germany but Munich has become very expensive to live in, even compared to Oslo. However, Norway includes its health insurance and better pension benefits in ...
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51k Euros annually for a family of 4 in Berlin: Is it enough?

2900 Euro spendable income is 90% of the average family income in Berlin (source in German). And your family's earning potential is higher than your starting salary, as you could hope for a raise, or ...
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Is the living expense for a foreigner higher in Canada than in Germany?

I'm a German living in Canada for almost 12 years now. I'm working here, never went to school in Canada, so my situation is a bit different. My general view is that the overall costs of living are ...
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Is the living expense for a foreigner higher in Canada than in Germany?

Looking at https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/compare_countries.jsp the answer appears to be Yes. Consumer Prices in Canada are 2.36% lower than in Germany (without rent) Rent Prices in Canada ...
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Is £74k yearly enough for a 3-person family in London?

Of course the definition of 'comfortably' may be very subjective, but my assessment would be: It would work out; i.e. you would be able to sustain your family the way you describe it, but not a lot ...
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Is a salary of 35000 pounds enough for a couple to live comfortably in Portsmouth, UK?

Quite a subjective question. You can find out the cost of living using a few websites: Rightmove.co.uk for accommodation Tesco.co.uk to get an idea of cost of groceries moneysavingexpert.com/tax-...
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Moving to the UK

It's hard to know what your standard of living requirements are, but your company could tell you what salary range this particular job is paying. To estimate your main costs, housing and tax, have a ...
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Salary comparison from SF to Amsterdam Data Engineer 2017

I'm not sure about the level of life in SF but I heard that housing, medicine and child care is quite expensive. As for me, DS is a quite hot area and I would expect more high salaries than 56k. And ...
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Cost of living calculator that lets me weigh different categories

I am not aware of an automated solution, but Numbeo seems to give you all the information you need. There current weighting is available at: http://www.numbeo.com/common/motivation_and_methodology.jsp....
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Lyon cost of living

As mentioned in a comment, this is going to vary a LOT from couple to couple, and depending on the area in Lyon. Similarly, what you're used to may be very different to another couple. Apartment vs ...
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