Cost of Living Comparison Between Manchester and Cologne 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Cologne are 0.02% higher than in Manchester (without rent)
Rent Prices in Cologne are 3.92% lower than in Manchester
Restaurant Prices in Cologne are 16.58% lower than in Manchester
Groceries Prices in Cologne are 10.24% lower than in Manchester
Local Purchasing Power in Cologne is 3.65% lower than in Manchester
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Restaurants
Manchester[ Edit ] Cologne[ Edit ]Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.50 £
(14.08 €)
7.99 £
(9.00 €)
     -36.07 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 £
(67.58 €)
53.27 £
(60.00 €)
     -11.21 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.00 £
(6.76 €)
6.74 £
(7.60 €)
     +12.39 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.00 £
(4.51 €)
3.55 £
(4.00 €)
     -11.21 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.00 £
(4.51 €)
3.55 £
(4.00 €)
     -11.21 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.81 £
(3.17 €)
2.38 £
(2.68 €)
     -15.44 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.27 £
(1.43 €)
2.27 £
(2.56 €)
     +78.86 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.96 £
(1.08 €)
2.03 £
(2.29 €)
     +111.64 %
Markets
Manchester[ Edit ] Cologne[ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.48 £
(3.92 €)
2.76 £
(3.11 €)
     -20.65 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.91 £
(1.02 €)
1.08 £
(1.22 €)
     +19.16 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.63 £
(0.71 €)
0.79 £
(0.90 €)
     +26.75 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.12 £
(2.39 €)
2.08 £
(2.35 €)
     -1.93 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.50 £
(2.82 €)
3.01 £
(3.39 €)
     +20.34 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.42 £
(2.73 €)
2.77 £
(3.12 €)
     +14.51 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.51 £
(3.95 €)
3.70 £
(4.17 €)
     +5.43 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.89 £
(1.00 €)
0.95 £
(1.07 €)
     +6.44 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.52 £
(0.58 €)
0.71 £
(0.80 €)
     +37.42 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.91 £
(1.02 €)
0.73 £
(0.83 €)
     -19.35 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.78 £
(0.88 €)
0.98 £
(1.10 €)
     +25.57 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.60 £
(0.67 €)
0.47 £
(0.53 €)
     -21.45 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.47 £
(0.53 €)
0.46 £
(0.51 €)
     -3.40 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.80 £
(0.91 €)
0.93 £
(1.04 €)
     +15.10 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.07 £
(1.21 €)
0.41 £
(0.46 €)
     -61.63 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.00 £
(7.88 €)
4.44 £
(5.00 €)
     -36.58 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.28 £
(2.57 €)
0.80 £
(0.90 €)
     -64.93 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.26 £
(2.54 €)
1.26 £
(1.42 €)
     -44.25 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 12.00 £
(13.52 €)
5.95 £
(6.70 €)
     -50.43 %
Transportation
Manchester[ Edit ] Cologne[ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.98 £
(3.35 €)
2.66 £
(3.00 €)
     -10.46 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 70.00 £
(78.84 €)
87.46 £
(98.50 €)
     +24.94 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.30 £
(2.59 €)
3.11 £
(3.50 €)
     +35.11 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.96 £
(2.21 €)
2.86 £
(3.22 €)
     +45.56 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 18.60 £
(20.95 €)
26.64 £
(30.00 €)
     +43.21 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.71 £
(5.30 €)
4.85 £
(5.47 €)
     +3.12 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,382.50 £
(21,829.71 €)
16,870.01 £
(19,000.00 €)
     -12.96 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,644.44 £
(22,124.73 €)
19,888.68 £
(22,399.80 €)
     +1.24 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Manchester[ Edit ] Cologne[ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 131.41 £
(148.00 €)
218.82 £
(246.45 €)
     +66.52 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 £
(0.11 €)
0.08 £
(0.09 €)
     -18.82 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31.03 £
(34.95 €)
26.02 £
(29.31 €)
     -16.13 %
Sports And Leisure
Manchester[ Edit ] Cologne[ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 28.39 £
(31.98 €)
27.20 £
(30.64 €)
     -4.20 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 10.50 £
(11.83 €)
20.87 £
(23.50 €)
     +98.72 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 7.75 £
(8.73 €)
9.77 £
(11.00 €)
     +26.02 %
Childcare
Manchester[ Edit ] Cologne[ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 946.72 £
(1,066.25 €)
390.67 £
(440.00 €)
     -58.73 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 11,680.00 £
(13,154.70 €)
10,595.55 £
(11,933.33 €)
     -9.28 %
Clothing And Shoes
Manchester[ Edit ] Cologne[ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 52.23 £
(58.83 €)
84.96 £
(95.69 €)
     +62.66 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 27.70 £
(31.20 €)
25.35 £
(28.55 €)
     -8.51 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 60.48 £
(68.12 €)
78.74 £
(88.69 €)
     +30.19 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 54.14 £
(60.97 €)
113.38 £
(127.69 €)
     +109.42 %
Rent Per Month
Manchester[ Edit ] Cologne[ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 831.03 £
(935.96 €)
729.29 £
(821.36 €)
     -12.24 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 557.93 £
(628.37 €)
556.80 £
(627.11 €)
     -0.20 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,431.67 £
(1,612.43 €)
1,319.16 £
(1,485.71 €)
     -7.86 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 897.50 £
(1,010.82 €)
967.17 £
(1,089.29 €)
     +7.76 %
Buy Apartment Price
Manchester[ Edit ] Cologne[ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 346.71 £
(390.48 €)
460.90 £
(519.09 €)
     +32.94 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 238.36 £
(268.46 €)
315.81 £
(355.68 €)
     +32.49 %
Salaries And Financing
Manchester[ Edit ] Cologne[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,152.70 £
(2,424.50 €)
2,050.67 £
(2,309.59 €)
     -4.74 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.04 2.76      -9.31 %
Last update: November 2020November 2020
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