A Week In Berlin, Germany, On A $55,000 Salary

9 a.m. — I’m working from home today and I have calls until 7 p.m., so I’m letting myself have a late start. I get up, get dressed, and make a quick run to the grocery store, where I buy peaches, tomatoes, a cucumber, bananas, avocados, basil, mozzarella, sandwich bread, pretzel rolls, tortellini, milk, eggs, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, veggie meatballs, crackers, and cat litter. Bless the cheap groceries in this city. $30.98