Cost of Living Comparison Between Germany and United States Reverse

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Cost of Living in United States is 13.3% higher than in Germany (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in United States is 28.8% higher than in Germany
Rent Prices in United States are 71.9% higher than in Germany
Restaurant Prices in United States are 27.5% higher than in Germany
Groceries Prices in United States are 23.6% higher than in Germany
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 18.4% higher than in Germany
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Restaurants
Germany Edit United States Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 13.00 €
(13.90 $)
18.70 €
(20.00 $)
     +43.9 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 €
(64.15 $)
70.14 €
(75.00 $)
     +16.9 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 €
(10.69 $)
10.29 €
(11.00 $)
     +2.9 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.00 €
(4.28 $)
5.61 €
(6.00 $)
     +40.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.00 €
(4.28 $)
6.55 €
(7.00 $)
     +63.7 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.37 €
(3.60 $)
4.78 €
(5.11 $)
     +42.1 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.72 €
(2.91 $)
2.33 €
(2.49 $)
     -14.3 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.44 €
(2.60 $)
1.92 €
(2.05 $)
     -21.3 %
Markets
Germany Edit United States Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.95 €
(4.22 $)
3.73 €
(3.99 $)
     -5.5 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.79 €
(1.91 $)
3.02 €
(3.23 $)
     +69.1 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.25 €
(1.33 $)
1.92 €
(2.05 $)
     +53.9 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.33 €
(3.56 $)
3.43 €
(3.66 $)
     +2.8 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.72 €
(6.11 $)
5.44 €
(5.82 $)
     -4.8 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.65 €
(7.11 $)
5.10 €
(5.46 $)
     -23.3 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.33 €
(7.83 $)
6.79 €
(7.26 $)
     -7.4 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.19 €
(1.27 $)
2.24 €
(2.40 $)
     +88.6 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.60 €
(0.64 $)
0.71 €
(0.76 $)
     +18.6 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.92 €
(0.98 $)
1.90 €
(2.03 $)
     +106.7 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.38 €
(1.47 $)
2.08 €
(2.22 $)
     +50.7 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.68 €
(0.72 $)
1.26 €
(1.35 $)
     +86.8 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.73 €
(0.78 $)
1.29 €
(1.38 $)
     +77.6 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.86 €
(1.98 $)
2.02 €
(2.16 $)
     +9.0 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.85 €
(0.91 $)
2.05 €
(2.19 $)
     +141.3 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 5.99 €
(6.40 $)
14.03 €
(15.00 $)
     +134.2 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.86 €
(0.92 $)
1.68 €
(1.79 $)
     +94.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.44 €
(1.54 $)
3.28 €
(3.51 $)
     +127.0 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.20 €
(8.77 $)
9.35 €
(10.00 $)
     +14.1 %
Transportation
Germany Edit United States Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 €
(3.21 $)
2.34 €
(2.50 $)
     -22.1 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 49.00 €
(52.39 $)
65.47 €
(70.00 $)
     +33.6 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.45 €
(4.76 $)
3.27 €
(3.50 $)
     -26.4 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.38 €
(3.61 $)
2.58 €
(2.76 $)
     -23.6 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 €
(32.08 $)
28.06 €
(30.00 $)
     -6.5 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.64 €
(7.10 $)
3.41 €
(3.64 $)
     -48.6 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,180.00 €
(29,062.21 $)
31,003.04 €
(33,150.00 $)
     +14.1 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,838.44 €
(29,766.25 $)
24,412.65 €
(26,103.22 $)
     -12.3 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Germany Edit United States Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 301.44 €
(322.32 $)
190.84 €
(204.06 $)
     -36.7 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 28.50 €
(30.47 $)
49.55 €
(52.98 $)
     +73.9 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 46.01 €
(49.20 $)
65.98 €
(70.55 $)
     +43.4 %
Sports And Leisure
Germany Edit United States Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 33.94 €
(36.29 $)
43.50 €
(46.52 $)
     +28.2 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.81 €
(22.25 $)
20.18 €
(21.57 $)
     -3.1 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 €
(12.83 $)
13.09 €
(14.00 $)
     +9.1 %
Childcare
Germany Edit United States Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 401.38 €
(429.17 $)
1,293.23 €
(1,382.78 $)
     +222.2 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 12,020.37 €
(12,852.78 $)
20,958.52 €
(22,409.90 $)
     +74.4 %
Clothing And Shoes
Germany Edit United States Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 79.18 €
(84.67 $)
48.67 €
(52.05 $)
     -38.5 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 37.88 €
(40.50 $)
39.82 €
(42.58 $)
     +5.1 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 85.28 €
(91.18 $)
82.73 €
(88.46 $)
     -3.0 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 113.69 €
(121.57 $)
106.35 €
(113.71 $)
     -6.5 %
Rent Per Month
Germany Edit United States Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 922.40 €
(986.28 $)
1,640.95 €
(1,754.59 $)
     +77.9 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 697.02 €
(745.29 $)
1,350.12 €
(1,443.61 $)
     +93.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,716.21 €
(1,835.06 $)
2,750.35 €
(2,940.81 $)
     +60.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,300.46 €
(1,390.52 $)
2,229.15 €
(2,383.52 $)
     +71.4 %
Buy Apartment Price
Germany Edit United States Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 532.32 €
(569.19 $)
287.33 €
(307.22 $)
     -46.0 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 439.86 €
(470.32 $)
234.25 €
(250.47 $)
     -46.7 %
Salaries And Financing
Germany Edit United States Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,775.90 €
(2,968.13 $)
4,233.90 €
(4,527.10 $)
     +52.5 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.98 6.57      +65.0 %
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