Cost of Living Comparison Between Germany and United States Reverse

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Consumer Prices in United States are 16.6% higher than in Germany (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 31.1% higher than in Germany
Rent Prices in United States are 69.3% higher than in Germany
Restaurant Prices in United States are 29.8% higher than in Germany
Groceries Prices in United States are 28.3% higher than in Germany
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 13.7% higher than in Germany
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Restaurants
Germany Edit United States Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 €
(12.99 $)
18.48 €
(20.00 $)
     +54.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 €
(64.95 $)
69.28 €
(75.00 $)
     +15.5 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.60 €
(10.39 $)
9.70 €
(10.50 $)
     +1.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.00 €
(4.33 $)
5.54 €
(6.00 $)
     +38.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.00 €
(4.33 $)
6.47 €
(7.00 $)
     +61.7 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.27 €
(3.54 $)
4.69 €
(5.08 $)
     +43.3 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.67 €
(2.89 $)
2.28 €
(2.47 $)
     -14.8 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.39 €
(2.59 $)
1.88 €
(2.04 $)
     -21.2 %
Markets
Germany Edit United States Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.10 €
(4.44 $)
3.71 €
(4.01 $)
     -9.7 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.74 €
(1.88 $)
2.98 €
(3.23 $)
     +71.8 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.23 €
(1.33 $)
1.90 €
(2.06 $)
     +55.0 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.28 €
(3.55 $)
3.44 €
(3.73 $)
     +5.0 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.52 €
(5.97 $)
5.38 €
(5.83 $)
     -2.4 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.85 €
(7.41 $)
5.09 €
(5.51 $)
     -25.7 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.76 €
(7.32 $)
6.68 €
(7.23 $)
     -1.2 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.07 €
(1.16 $)
2.23 €
(2.41 $)
     +107.6 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.61 €
(0.66 $)
0.70 €
(0.76 $)
     +15.6 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.94 €
(1.02 $)
1.88 €
(2.04 $)
     +100.0 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.79 €
(0.85 $)
2.06 €
(2.23 $)
     +161.3 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.70 €
(0.75 $)
1.26 €
(1.37 $)
     +81.4 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.82 €
(0.89 $)
1.27 €
(1.38 $)
     +54.4 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.74 €
(1.88 $)
1.99 €
(2.15 $)
     +14.7 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.69 €
(0.75 $)
2.01 €
(2.17 $)
     +190.1 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 4.99 €
(5.40 $)
13.86 €
(15.00 $)
     +177.7 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.92 €
(0.99 $)
1.61 €
(1.75 $)
     +75.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.61 €
(1.74 $)
3.26 €
(3.53 $)
     +103.0 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.20 €
(8.88 $)
9.24 €
(10.00 $)
     +12.7 %
Transportation
Germany Edit United States Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 €
(3.25 $)
2.31 €
(2.50 $)
     -23.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 49.00 €
(53.04 $)
66.51 €
(72.00 $)
     +35.7 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.40 €
(4.76 $)
3.46 €
(3.75 $)
     -21.3 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 €
(3.48 $)
2.59 €
(2.80 $)
     -19.6 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 €
(32.48 $)
27.71 €
(30.00 $)
     -7.6 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.62 €
(7.17 $)
3.38 €
(3.66 $)
     -49.0 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,180.00 €
(29,423.10 $)
30,484.21 €
(33,000.00 $)
     +12.2 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,441.22 €
(29,705.88 $)
24,045.73 €
(26,030.17 $)
     -12.4 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Germany Edit United States Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 300.52 €
(325.32 $)
189.85 €
(205.52 $)
     -36.8 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 19.72 €
(21.35 $)
47.06 €
(50.94 $)
     +138.6 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 46.67 €
(50.52 $)
65.41 €
(70.80 $)
     +40.2 %
Sports And Leisure
Germany Edit United States Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 33.77 €
(36.56 $)
44.29 €
(47.94 $)
     +31.1 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.44 €
(22.13 $)
20.88 €
(22.60 $)
     +2.1 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 €
(12.99 $)
12.93 €
(14.00 $)
     +7.8 %
Childcare
Germany Edit United States Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 394.81 €
(427.39 $)
1,275.12 €
(1,380.35 $)
     +223.0 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 11,958.16 €
(12,945.04 $)
21,493.51 €
(23,267.32 $)
     +79.7 %
Clothing And Shoes
Germany Edit United States Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 77.98 €
(84.42 $)
48.32 €
(52.30 $)
     -38.0 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 37.06 €
(40.11 $)
40.22 €
(43.54 $)
     +8.5 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 83.60 €
(90.49 $)
81.63 €
(88.37 $)
     -2.4 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 110.92 €
(120.08 $)
105.59 €
(114.31 $)
     -4.8 %
Rent Per Month
Germany Edit United States Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 942.53 €
(1,020.32 $)
1,638.77 €
(1,774.01 $)
     +73.9 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 705.95 €
(764.21 $)
1,341.85 €
(1,452.59 $)
     +90.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,718.98 €
(1,860.85 $)
2,739.43 €
(2,965.51 $)
     +59.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,322.92 €
(1,432.10 $)
2,222.18 €
(2,405.57 $)
     +68.0 %
Buy Apartment Price
Germany Edit United States Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 554.01 €
(599.73 $)
296.42 €
(320.89 $)
     -46.5 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 453.60 €
(491.03 $)
236.92 €
(256.47 $)
     -47.8 %
Salaries And Financing
Germany Edit United States Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,813.30 €
(3,045.47 $)
4,190.79 €
(4,536.64 $)
     +49.0 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.98 6.56      +64.9 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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