Cost of Living Athens, Greece: How Much Does It Cost Each Month?

We’ve been lucky enough to be living in
Athens for a whole month now and we are absolutely in love with the place. So
today we’re going to share how much it cost us to live here for an entire month Hey guys, I’m Ross, and I’m Bek! So for those of you
that are new here we quit our jobs we travel full-time and we stay in cities
for one month at a time so if you want to follow our journey hit the subscribe
button and hit the bell so that you don’t miss our future videos. To give you
a feel for how much it cost us we’ve broken it down into eight categories
because we think they’re the most important areas. So this is always the big one and it’s something that we always plan in advance so we found
something on Airbnb and it’s spacious it’s really good in terms of location
we’re really close to the Acropolis and monastiraki which is this really cool
Square to go visit and but there’s lots of local restaurants where we are – it’s
five minutes from the city it’s our total cost there was $672 Euros which is the tiniest bit more than what we were
spending in Asia so it’s really for us working well now if you want to use
Airbnb and you haven’t done that already we have a link down below where you get
a discount and I think it helps us as well so if you want to support us and
you want a discount follow the link So getting around in Athens is really
easy we have a metro just around the corner and it’s super reliable it’s I
think $1.50 Euros per trip or if you buy more and you buy five or ten tickets in
one go you get a really good deal so we love that that was really cool this is
easy to get to all the key spots in Athens using that if you want to use a
bus do it just sort of cross your fingers a little bit because they’re a
little bit sporadic when when they come with being stuck a few nights in the
city at the wrong time and it says it comes every twenty minutes and an hour
later when we’re still waiting so you know they are good but yeah
use the Metro if you can so So for lunches and breakfasts we just like to keep it
really simple we have a mix between local food and just some home cook
things we’re quite off to make a salad in Greece the local vegetables and fruit
insane tomatoes just tastes different here that’s so good
so we’ll make you know Greek salads and lots of little things at home pretty
affordably I don’t know if that’s a word affordably the total costs for us for
the month was a $175 Euros. There’s lots of ways that you can
keep it tasty and cheap and even if you’re out in the city there’s lots of
little bakeries that you can go in and get yourself a delicious pastry for you
know one to two euros so really cool if you’re out on the go just to stop in and
they’re everywhere so yeah enjoy those if you come to
Athens dinner in Greece is pretty good most places are going to be less than 10
euros per person we found that a lot of the local places, the Taverna, I’m not sure how to say it put some comments down below but
they’re really good you can get meze really easy delicious though you can get
four five different dishes on the table for well under 20 euros
if you really fancy it you can get half a liter of wine for a couple of euros as
well so yeah delicious experiences the weird thing in Greece is that everywhere
we try it just got better and better and better if you haven’t seen our foodie
videos check them out total cost $352 Euros. for the month I’m still hungry thinking about dinner So fun is kind of a pseudo word
for beer and wine for us and look we went out a few times it’s reasonably
affordable for like I said in the dinner bit for three euros you can get half a
litre of local wine that’s you know why drink anything else drink the local
stuff it’s great if you want some beer you can go to a lot of their local
little markets you get a big pint can of beer for a euro to a euro fifty and
depending on what you’re into if you like beer check out our beer challenge
now Athens does have some swanky bars as well and I mean swanky I mean a little
bit more pricey so if you’re into that thing it’s still not too bad in terms of
Western prices you’re still talking in pretty reasonable price in that five to
ten euro zone for cocktails and different spirits but it depends what
you’re into total cost was 50 euros probably went out a handful of times Bill’s always a big one for for everyone
everyone loves bills we get so many comments about bills. Bills were $112
Euros for the month our main cost is travel insurance and being a full time
traveler I strongly encourage you to have it if you get sick or something
happens to your equipment for us that’s you know quite expensive
we need that replaced ASAP so yeah or if we’re not well who need to be fixed ASAP
so yeah definitely get yourself some travel insurance. We also pay for a VPN
SIM cards we always get a SIM card each when we get to another destination and
that’s been really good that’s about 10 Euros each. Finally tap water is all
good in Greece it’s delicious so we didn’t really need to load up on
buying bottled water like we were doing in Asia but we did buy some coffees out The coffee’s range in that 1 to 2 Euro zone Our total cost for the month
was $30 Euros we were really lucky that in our apartment we had this really cool
percolator and we went and bought some freshly ground Greek coffee and we just
blend that up every morning in there and it was absolutely delicious
so yeah we were very lucky that we were able to just make it at home and it was
almost as tasty as buying it out in a cafe so we’re pretty happy with that but
yeah it’s not too expensive if you buy one when you’re out and about as well Now our Airbnb host was amazing
everything was stocked up there was really nothing left for us to buy so our
household goods and sort of the top up on all the bits that you might need
there’s only $18 Euros for the whole month. So our total cost for the whole
month in Greece and a little Asterix there we loved it and we lived like
kings and queens was $1,478 Euros Now guys we work online so we’ve got some different jobs that we do online to earn
as much income as we have expenses so we’ve been trying to do that as we go to
really make sure that we cover all of the expenses and we don’t dip into any
savings if you’re interested in doing that we will run some videos soon
sharing what we do and what’s been working for for us so if you’re
interested in that keep your eyes peeled for that that will be out very soon like
it subscribe it comment it do all the other things that you need to do you
know what to do and we will see you next time
bye so to cover our cost of living we think
the best way to do this is to cover these eight categories one two three
four five six seven eight eight categories

71 comments on “Cost of Living Athens, Greece: How Much Does It Cost Each Month?”

  1. paranormal project says:

    I am always be first for comment in your video

  2. Nick and Helmi says:

    Well 1000 a month is still cheaper than sydney – i guess if you do room share im sydney and it cost 2000 a month – if you share i guess its cheaper hehe

  3. Nick and Helmi says:

    275 aud for food a month is quite cheap!!

  4. James McD says:

    Amazing video – always wanted to visit Athens and this really helps! 100% love your videos!

  5. Ross and Bek says:

    Have you been to Athens before? We felt it was such an underrated place and loved it! What are your tips for someone going there soon?

  6. Community Tours Australia says:

    Really good Info guys ..Take Care ….

  7. Ross Taylor says:

    Greece – as cheap as Asia and ridiculous on the yummy scale!!

  8. Empathetic Wanderers says:

    I studied abroad in Europe during university but never made it to Greece! Haven’t been back to Europe since then but need to get back ASAP!

  9. Couple and a Compass says:

    It seems like you guys did really well on food costs! I would have thought it would be more expensive. Love these cost breakdown videos!

  10. A S says:

    1478 Euros for a month? I'd be ready to move to Athens from London anytime now!
    P.S. I intend on visiting the next month – are the people friendly? Is it easy to bargain? And do they speak English well?

  11. Pranav Kumar says:

    Nice video

  12. Here,s Harv says:

    I LOVE travelling through other peoples eyes. I just rung the bell and look forward to following you guys. I hope you pop over and say G'day.

  13. Daniel&Naz says:

    Really comprehensive break down guys. Informational for travelers too. Looking fwd to seeing more from Greece!

  14. Freedom Strider says:

    You spent 672 EUR on a months rent in Asia? You must have booked a palace 😮

  15. Cooking with kawish says:

    Nice work

  16. Food and Footprints says:

    Great value for that apartment!

  17. Food and Footprints says:

    Really can’t go wrong with the Athens Metro – very reliable and then the graffiti covered green line

  18. Food and Footprints says:

    Gotta love the cheap wine in Greece!

  19. The Mamuchos says:

    Athens is such a historical place, I would love to say that I live there for a month ! Good job guys

  20. The Mamuchos says:

    Athens accommodation seems cheaper than what would it be in Madrid based on the location you are describing

  21. The Mamuchos says:

    That’s what I love about the Mediterranean countries, food and wine is delicious and affordable

  22. The Mamuchos says:

    Hahahah the blooper was funny !

  23. John Sexton says:

    Didn't you have an issue with your internet and rent a work space? Is that in your budget anywhere or did you just keep that out as it was your own need and outside of the idea of the Cost of Living vids?

  24. unowho travel channel says:

    Great breakdown on costs, always love it when you include coffee!👍👍👍Didn’t realise tap water in Greece is safe, interesting to know! Thanks both, kind regards, Simon and Elaine😀👍💕

  25. Peter and Yen says:

    That's awesome that you've managed to stay in Athens for so long. Greece is definitely a country that we want to visit too. The accommodation, transportation and food tips were great prepares us for what to expect. Especially the tip about buses being late hahaha. Can't wait to have a Greek tomato!

  26. Toronto Eats says:

    I've never visited Greece. But many friends growing up were Greek and they'd tell me how cheap it was compared to Toronto. It seems to be a little more expensive nowadays. Thanks for the video!

  27. Wine Nation says:

    Absolutely great to see your upload! Upload great content forever!

  28. Sophie & Andi’s World says:

    We really learn a lot from you guys! 😊 Athens!!! Beautiful place! Wish We could also visit one day!😄

  29. Claire Mirei Vlog says:

    Wow traveling to Athens..thank you for the information.. now i can calculate if i go with my family to Athens 😄😄

  30. Santosh Shrestha says:

    Awesome video and channel you have so can we join together stay connection forever

  31. dimitris mparmpadenis says:

    Thank you. Hello from Greece (thessaloniki)

  32. long thuy tv says:


  33. BFS Bev says:

    Oh, it's soo beautiful! Thanks for sharing! I'm new to your channel, hope we can stay connected!

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  35. Nguyễn Ngoan VLOG says:

    Thanks for sharing my new friend!

  36. Amz & Co Travels says:

    Very interesting watch, Though i dont drink but i know $1 for beer is cheap, thanks for sharing,

  37. Sally And Ed says:

    Hey guys 😄 we find these cost of living vlogs super interesting, its a great insight into what living overseas costs. Especially since living in one city for a month at a time is something we want to do in the near future. Actually pretty surprising, thought Greece would be A LOT more expensive!

  38. Only In Australia says:

    That's really reasonable total living cost.
    Hahahhahaahaa love the blooper
    Thanks for sharing guys
    We've never been to Athens.
    This gives us idea about the costs if we go there

  39. Aditya Arora says:

    Hello, i am going to work in Athens very soon and i know nothing about it. Please provide me any contact of your where i can ask questions and can get answer as soon as possible. Thank you

  40. Moon Child says:

    I am from athens
    1 metro is quick and reliable please avoid buses
    2 taverna has great food but it can be expensive,street food on the other hand can be 2-5€
    3 wine and beer are cheap in the supermarkets but in my opinon they are overpriced when you go drink outside ( glass of wine can be 7€ but one litre from the supermarket can be 3€).Get your beers from a market and drink them in the centre looking at the view and sit on a bench or climb to lycabettus or something (i was surprised when i heard this is illegal in other countries)

  41. KILL BILL says:

    Did you guys head towards the Athenian Riviera? Not that far out from the center city but worth the trip!(Glyfada, Vouliagmeni..

  42. Μαρίνα Παπαδάκη says:

    Hey guys, I'm from Greece and I like watching your videos!! Greetings from sunny Greece 🇬🇷 (btw it's Tavèrna) ❤️

  43. Rodoula Doulos says:


  44. Just A Gaming Experience says:

    I did watch and comment in the rest of the videos about my city, and I am more than happy that you loved it! About the working online thing, I am extremely interesting about it! Hit us ASAP with the videos!

  45. steve cross says:

    great, now try to earn 1500e in a month in Greece , the ultimate challenge

  46. Κωνσταντίνος Χρυσοστόμου says:

    I like how it says fun(beer)

  47. Adamadios Konstantinidis says:

    Good luck .. Try to find a job that earns you 1478 EURO in a country with an average low 650 per month..

  48. Zisis Koukoumakis says:

    Hey, thanks for the exposure. I don't know if you had any local guides helping you, but if you go just a little out of the tourist center of the city, food gets better. Since you like fresh seafood, you should visit some of the seaside villages / small towns that are just an hour by bus or 30 minutes by car from Athens center.
    Some info not related to tourism is that it's actually cheaper to own your own house rather than renting one. Houses are more affordable the last few years and the upkeep would be about 250-300 euros per month for a ~60 squared meters apartment built somewhere in the last 20-30 years and maintained well. Compared to other European capitals, this is an extremely good deal.
    And also, yes! Tap water is as clean as it gets. Athens is built between four hills that provide fresh water all year round.

  49. Miraculous GR says:

    Hi from Athens Greece, if you ever travel to Zakynthos, one of the Ionian islands, you would wanna stay there for ever!!!!!!

  50. SoundSelector says:

    pro tip, buy public transport tickets in bulk or weekly/monthly versions of them

  51. Emma Manso says:

    Agree about the bus transportation. They are getting better but on some neighborhoods not so reliable. The food is great in most of the cases!

  52. Astronomiki Diaspasi says:

    Well, most of the people here earn around 500-600 euros per month (if you can find a job), so it's impossible to live and survive alone.. I am greek, living in Athens at the moment but I have lived in other countries and mainly the UK for several years and I can tell you that every day here is a challenge.. Nice video, but for people who dont live here, looks like a paradise because they compare cost of living based on their country's salary

  53. maria vat says:

    the monthly ticket only costs 30 euros and is for the train metro and buses

  54. Wabby Bee says:

    So glad you liked living in our country. Lot’s kisses from Thessalonikh

  55. aka_pandass says:


  56. Ηρακλης Μπακαλοπουλος says:

    A normal price for a small apartment that yours is like 400€ max here in Greece…I would say even 300€…they ripped you off…also 1500€ per month is way too much for a Greek couple to spend

  57. Lefteris Zisopoulos says:

    Really glad. You liked our city. Imagine that before the economic crisis it was even better. Next time visit the Alsos Veikou hill and Tourkovounia. Also the mountain parnetha . You can see some wild deer

  58. Aika Papa says:

    I live in Athens but I live far from the city center which is very noisy, dirty and the air is polluted. If you go to Mount Parnitha, to the west of Athens, visit the neighborhoods of Varybobi and Thrakomakedones. They are greener and quieter with a magnificent view of the Athenian basin. There is a cable car and an old casino on top of the mountain too. I hike the forests of the mountain. It is really pretty. Another nice area is the Marathon lake, to the northeast.

  59. Stelios Bogris says:

    +1 αν εισαι απο ελλαδα

  60. IoannisParaskevopoulos says:

    I live occasionally in ano petralona, i have airbnb there

  61. dimou andreas says:

    Ross….give us a break please……!!!!!
    Love from Greece!!!!!!!

  62. end me says:

    672 is too much
    you can find a really nice place for half the price and near the you chosen near acropolis that's why

  63. King Loser says:

    I'd be there now but I am no good with the heat. Being like a wildling. Roll on late sept/october.

  64. Frozen Actor says:

    Dont forget that unskilled worker officially earns 550€ to 600 in his bank account. We got more higher but depends which work do you choose to work. 1:30 General wages starts from 800 to 1000€, except managers got more than 1000€

  65. Roberto Bååth says:

    Live in Crete, got half of your cost, for me and my wife and two dogs. Athens, well. Sure… But no thanks.
    Anyways, Good luck to you both and keep on living it! /Cheers! /Rob.

  66. Mr Big says:

    How do you earn your money? Your views arent at the level to live off YT money.

    According to socialblade you earn under €350 per month from Youtube.

  67. Success Blueprint says:

    Truth is if you didnt Airbnb you could easily find a house for 300€.

  68. TonyStark RDX says:

    Very good video, i'm planing to move to Kos later in 2021 and stay there i live now in switzerland your video makes it very easy to plan for something like this thank you very much , the video is very inforatiev and well edited quality is at the top 👍🏻

  69. Chras says:

    great video guys, i love your series about greece…just wanted to say that you can precisely see when the next bus is coming thru internet.

  70. Aly Deliz says:

    This is SO much cheaper than here in America. I'm in shock, lol. Looking forward to 2021 💙

  71. Jay Cee says:

    I respect the dream and courage to give up your lives back home… sub just for that. Athens is wonderful went this past year and going again next year with santorini this time!

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