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Cost of Living Comparison Between San Diego, CA and Cologne 

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Consumer Prices in Cologne are 11.99% lower than in San Diego, CA
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Cologne are 33.11% lower than in San Diego, CA
Rent Prices in Cologne are 58.51% lower than in San Diego, CA
Restaurant Prices in Cologne are 21.48% lower than in San Diego, CA
Groceries Prices in Cologne are 26.58% lower than in San Diego, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Cologne is 16.30% lower than in San Diego, CA
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  San Diego, CACologneDifference
Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $
(13.56 €)
8.85 $
(8.00 €)
     -41.01 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 55.00 $
(49.72 €)
55.31 $
(50.00 €)
     +0.56 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.50 $
(6.78 €)
7.74 $
(7.00 €)
     +3.24 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 $
(5.42 €)
3.87 $
(3.50 €)
     -35.48 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 $
(6.33 €)
3.98 $
(3.60 €)
     -43.11 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.38 $
(3.96 €)
2.78 $
(2.52 €)
     -36.52 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.94 $
(1.75 €)
2.71 $
(2.45 €)
     +39.66 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.50 $
(1.36 €)
2.48 $
(2.24 €)
     +65.51 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.50 $
(3.16 €)
2.91 $
(2.64 €)
     -16.62 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.25 $
(2.94 €)
1.44 $
(1.30 €)
     -55.58 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.83 $
(1.66 €)
1.14 $
(1.04 €)
     -37.58 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.33 $
(3.01 €)
2.28 $
(2.07 €)
     -31.48 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.36 $
(4.84 €)
4.19 $
(3.79 €)
     -21.84 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.45 $
(4.02 €)
3.73 $
(3.37 €)
     -16.07 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.29 $
(4.79 €)
5.08 $
(4.59 €)
     -4.00 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.66 $
(1.50 €)
1.18 $
(1.07 €)
     -28.54 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.77 $
(0.69 €)
0.79 $
(0.72 €)
     +3.70 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.05 $
(0.95 €)
0.94 $
(0.85 €)
     -10.13 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.79 $
(1.62 €)
1.12 $
(1.01 €)
     -37.43 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.93 $
(0.84 €)
0.50 $
(0.45 €)
     -45.87 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.95 $
(0.86 €)
0.63 $
(0.57 €)
     -34.20 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.33 $
(1.20 €)
0.89 $
(0.80 €)
     -33.20 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.69 $
(1.53 €)
0.52 $
(0.47 €)
     -69.31 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $
(10.85 €)
5.52 $
(4.99 €)
     -54.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.97 $
(1.78 €)
0.93 $
(0.84 €)
     -52.84 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.40 $
(2.17 €)
1.38 $
(1.25 €)
     -42.34 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.00 $
(7.23 €)
7.08 $
(6.40 €)
     -11.51 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $
(2.26 €)
3.32 $
(3.00 €)
     +32.73 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 72.00 $
(65.09 €)
103.42 $
(93.50 €)
     +43.64 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.80 $
(2.53 €)
3.87 $
(3.50 €)
     +38.27 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(2.71 €)
3.20 $
(2.90 €)
     +6.81 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25.00 $
(22.60 €)
33.18 $
(30.00 €)
     +32.73 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.79 $
(3.43 €)
5.98 $
(5.41 €)
     +57.71 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,000.00 $
(20,793.31 €)
23,781.69 $
(21,500.00 €)
     +3.40 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,660.15 $
(18,677.95 €)
25,809.21 $
(23,333.00 €)
     +24.92 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 132.36 $
(119.66 €)
220.56 $
(199.40 €)
     +66.64 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.19 $
(0.17 €)
0.10 $
(0.09 €)
     -45.97 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 63.18 $
(57.12 €)
33.27 $
(30.07 €)
     -47.35 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 37.49 $
(33.89 €)
34.10 $
(30.83 €)
     -9.03 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.08 $
(15.44 €)
16.50 $
(14.92 €)
     -3.42 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.00 $
(12.66 €)
11.61 $
(10.50 €)
     -17.04 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,071.48 $
(968.68 €)
471.21 $
(426.00 €)
     -56.02 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 19,057.14 $
(17,228.74 €)
13,642.21 $
(12,333.33 €)
     -28.41 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 48.28 $
(43.65 €)
90.84 $
(82.12 €)
     +88.16 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.21 $
(31.83 €)
28.68 $
(25.93 €)
     -18.54 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 78.31 $
(70.79 €)
84.84 $
(76.70 €)
     +8.34 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 116.93 $
(105.71 €)
116.54 $
(105.36 €)
     -0.33 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,044.36 $
(1,848.22 €)
838.44 $
(758.00 €)
     -58.99 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,642.55 $
(1,484.96 €)
600.07 $
(542.50 €)
     -63.47 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,600.00 $
(3,254.61 €)
1,583.97 $
(1,432.00 €)
     -56.00 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,730.28 $
(2,468.33 €)
1,133.49 $
(1,024.74 €)
     -58.48 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 535.00 $
(483.67 €)
553.77 $
(500.64 €)
     +3.51 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 369.09 $
(333.68 €)
382.79 $
(346.06 €)
     +3.71 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,364.35 $
(3,945.62 €)
2,443.51 $
(2,209.07 €)
     -44.01 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.13 1.92      -53.51 %
Last update: November 2019November 2019
Contributors:315134
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD