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Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and Germany 

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Consumer Prices in Germany are 14.68% higher than in United States
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Germany are 5.30% higher than in United States
Rent Prices in Germany are 15.49% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in Germany are 16.71% higher than in United States
Groceries Prices in Germany are 5.40% lower than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in Germany is 16.06% lower than in United States

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  United States  Germany      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $     11.06 $      +10.56 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45.00 $     55.28 $      +22.84 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 6.25 $     8.98 $      +43.73 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.50 $     4.15 $      +18.46 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 $     4.15 $      -17.08 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.64 $     3.44 $      -5.66 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.58 $     2.75 $      +73.69 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.27 $     2.32 $      +82.40 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.99 $     1.01 $      +1.36 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.39 $     1.85 $      -22.59 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.89 $     2.20 $      -24.00 %
Eggs (12) 2.25 $     2.74 $      +21.75 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 9.46 $     11.62 $      +22.83 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 7.64 $     9.66 $      +26.55 %
Apples (1kg) 3.71 $     2.94 $      -20.69 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.58 $     3.05 $      -14.69 %
Tomato (1kg) 3.72 $     3.10 $      -16.74 %
Potato (1kg) 2.35 $     1.73 $      -26.52 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.57 $     1.29 $      -17.68 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.76 $     0.69 $      -60.70 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $     6.91 $      -42.42 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.29 $     1.13 $      -50.63 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.28 $     1.41 $      -56.95 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 6.00 $     6.91 $      +15.16 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $     3.45 $      +72.75 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 66.00 $     89.76 $      +36.00 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $     4.15 $      +38.20 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.55 $     2.35 $      +51.24 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.10 $     33.17 $      +18.03 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.96 $     2.21 $      +129.53 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,000.00 $     25,808.46 $      +29.04 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 161.94 $     259.98 $      +60.54 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.15 $     0.13 $      -14.12 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 46.17 $     30.17 $      -34.64 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 39.53 $     46.68 $      +18.11 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.45 $     23.64 $      +28.15 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 $     12.44 $      +24.38 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 40.75 $     106.74 $      +161.94 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 36.55 $     45.87 $      +25.49 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 76.32 $     106.80 $      +39.93 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 83.44 $     124.46 $      +49.17 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 993.57 $     762.85 $      -23.22 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 749.89 $     567.85 $      -24.28 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,700.09 $     1,529.84 $      -10.01 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,282.20 $     1,133.24 $      -11.62 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,909.27 $     3,993.67 $      +109.17 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,230.64 $     2,823.02 $      +129.39 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,271.19 $     2,891.30 $      -11.61 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.20     3.15      -25.09 %
 
Last updateApril, 2014April, 2014
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