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Cost of Living in Germany

Cost of living in Germany is 8.42% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Germany is 35.38% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 € 7.00-12.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 40.00 € 30.00-55.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.00 € 6.00-8.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.00 € 2.50-3.50
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.00 € 2.00-3.50
Cappuccino (regular) 2.52 € 2.00-3.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.98 € 1.20-2.50
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.63 € 1.00-2.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.78 € 2.23-3.79
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.26 € 0.91-1.81
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.65 € 0.39-0.91
Eggs (12) 1.69 € 1.10-2.50
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.41 € 2.27-5.44
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.07 € 2.44-3.63
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.68 € 3.63-9.07
Apples (1 lb) 0.90 € 0.68-1.13
Banana (1 lb) 0.76 € 0.54-0.91
Oranges (1 lb) 0.91 € 0.68-1.36
Tomato (1 lb) 0.97 € 0.68-1.36
Potato (1 lb) 0.50 € 0.23-0.91
Onion (1 lb) 0.59 € 0.36-0.91
Lettuce (1 head) 0.95 € 0.70-1.30
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.41 € 0.19-0.80
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 5.00 € 4.00-7.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.83 € 0.60-1.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 1.04 € 0.80-1.50
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 5.40 € 5.00-6.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.60 € 2.20-2.80
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 68.00 € 52.00-80.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.40 € 2.70-4.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.90 € 2.41-3.22
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 26.00 € 24.00-30.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.26 € 4.92-5.68
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 18,612.50 € 17,500.00-22,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 217.01 € 136.00-300.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 € 0.09-0.15
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 23.33 € 19.95-30.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 31.30 € 20.00-50.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.46 € 13.00-25.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 € 8.00-12.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 75.83 € 60.00-90.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 34.52 € 23.00-50.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 85.21 € 65.00-100.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 99.93 € 70.00-130.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 628.33 € 440.00-800.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 443.78 € 300.00-600.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,194.17 € 800.00-1,600.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 885.20 € 600.00-1,200.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 343.79 € 232.26-464.51
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 229.67 € 167.22-325.16
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 2,161.80 € 1,500.00-3,000.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 2.56 1.90-3.50

Prices in Germany

These data are based on 18883 entries in the past 18 months from 2027 different contributors.
Last update: February, 2016 Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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By City in Germany

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City
Consumer Price Index
Rent Index
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index
Groceries Index
Restaurant Price Index
Local Purchasing Power Index
Cologne 75.77 27.56 52.73 59.99 70.22 120.12
Frankfurt 75.17 31.37 54.24 62.74 69.59 142.08
Hamburg 74.75 33.15 54.87 62.01 66.84 147.13
Munich 74.33 40.58 58.20 61.76 70.29 146.01
Heidelberg 73.81 28.70 52.26 63.91 63.65 155.72
Mannheim 72.81 18.87 47.04 55.38 70.03 163.31
Dusseldorf 71.23 31.04 52.03 58.75 64.25 142.16
Stuttgart 71.12 29.07 51.03 58.54 63.62 149.62
Nuremberg 68.92 22.09 46.54 54.21 68.42 147.54
Berlin 67.11 26.69 47.80 55.60 57.40 124.28
Leipzig 65.23 17.65 42.49 52.48 62.49 97.14
Aachen 63.65 22.26 43.87 52.63 59.88 145.89
Freiburg Im Breisgau 62.33 29.44 46.61 47.68 60.66 123.17
Dresden 62.18 20.59 42.31 47.62 53.94 143.01
Bremen 61.43 20.83 42.03 43.73 65.99 179.06
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