Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and Germany Reverse

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Consumer Prices in Germany are 13.9% lower than in United States (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Germany are 24.1% lower than in United States
Rent Prices in Germany are 42.6% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in Germany are 21.8% lower than in United States
Groceries Prices in Germany are 19.9% lower than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in Germany is 13.8% lower than in United States
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Restaurants
United States Edit Germany Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $
(18.77 €)
13.85 $
(13.00 €)
     -30.7 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 75.00 $
(70.39 €)
63.93 $
(60.00 €)
     -14.8 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.68 $
(10.03 €)
10.65 $
(10.00 €)
     -0.3 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 $
(5.63 €)
4.26 $
(4.00 €)
     -29.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 $
(6.57 €)
4.26 $
(4.00 €)
     -39.1 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.10 $
(4.79 €)
3.53 $
(3.31 €)
     -30.9 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.49 $
(2.33 €)
2.87 $
(2.69 €)
     +15.2 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.06 $
(1.94 €)
2.56 $
(2.41 €)
     +24.4 %
Markets
United States Edit Germany Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.01 $
(3.76 €)
4.21 $
(3.95 €)
     +5.0 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.24 $
(3.04 €)
1.90 $
(1.78 €)
     -41.5 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.07 $
(1.95 €)
1.33 $
(1.24 €)
     -36.1 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.73 $
(3.50 €)
3.55 $
(3.33 €)
     -4.9 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.84 $
(5.48 €)
6.06 $
(5.69 €)
     +3.9 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.52 $
(5.18 €)
7.13 $
(6.69 €)
     +29.1 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.29 $
(6.84 €)
7.79 $
(7.31 €)
     +6.9 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.41 $
(2.26 €)
1.26 $
(1.18 €)
     -47.8 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.76 $
(0.72 €)
0.63 $
(0.59 €)
     -16.9 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.04 $
(1.92 €)
0.98 $
(0.92 €)
     -52.1 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.23 $
(2.09 €)
1.45 $
(1.36 €)
     -34.7 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.37 $
(1.29 €)
0.72 $
(0.67 €)
     -47.8 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.38 $
(1.29 €)
0.77 $
(0.72 €)
     -44.3 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.16 $
(2.02 €)
1.98 $
(1.86 €)
     -8.0 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.19 $
(2.05 €)
0.91 $
(0.85 €)
     -58.6 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
(14.08 €)
6.38 $
(5.99 €)
     -57.5 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.77 $
(1.66 €)
0.91 $
(0.86 €)
     -48.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.55 $
(3.33 €)
1.53 $
(1.44 €)
     -56.8 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.00 $
(9.39 €)
8.74 $
(8.20 €)
     -12.6 %
Transportation
United States Edit Germany Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $
(2.35 €)
3.20 $
(3.00 €)
     +27.9 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 72.00 $
(67.58 €)
52.21 $
(49.00 €)
     -27.5 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.75 $
(3.52 €)
4.69 $
(4.40 €)
     +25.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.80 $
(2.63 €)
3.60 $
(3.38 €)
     +28.6 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(28.16 €)
31.96 $
(30.00 €)
     +6.5 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.65 $
(3.43 €)
7.06 $
(6.63 €)
     +93.3 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,000.00 $
(30,973.24 €)
28,958.55 $
(27,180.00 €)
     -12.2 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,078.55 $
(24,476.88 €)
29,505.59 $
(27,693.44 €)
     +13.1 %
Utilities (Monthly)
United States Edit Germany Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 206.64 $
(193.95 €)
313.92 $
(294.64 €)
     +51.9 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 52.40 $
(49.18 €)
20.88 $
(19.60 €)
     -60.1 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 71.18 $
(66.81 €)
49.21 $
(46.19 €)
     -30.9 %
Sports And Leisure
United States Edit Germany Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 48.17 $
(45.21 €)
35.94 $
(33.74 €)
     -25.4 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 22.79 $
(21.39 €)
21.73 $
(20.40 €)
     -4.7 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.00 $
(13.14 €)
12.79 $
(12.00 €)
     -8.7 %
Childcare
United States Edit Germany Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,378.25 $
(1,293.60 €)
418.99 $
(393.26 €)
     -69.6 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 23,036.62 $
(21,621.78 €)
12,789.09 $
(12,003.63 €)
     -44.5 %
Clothing And Shoes
United States Edit Germany Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 52.60 $
(49.37 €)
83.65 $
(78.51 €)
     +59.0 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 43.79 $
(41.10 €)
39.64 $
(37.20 €)
     -9.5 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 89.08 $
(83.61 €)
89.85 $
(84.33 €)
     +0.9 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 115.73 $
(108.62 €)
119.40 $
(112.06 €)
     +3.2 %
Rent Per Month
United States Edit Germany Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,775.83 $
(1,666.77 €)
983.56 $
(923.16 €)
     -44.6 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,460.83 $
(1,371.11 €)
747.16 $
(701.27 €)
     -48.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,975.24 $
(2,792.51 €)
1,823.99 $
(1,711.97 €)
     -38.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,416.26 $
(2,267.86 €)
1,400.63 $
(1,314.61 €)
     -42.0 %
Buy Apartment Price
United States Edit Germany Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 340.14 $
(319.25 €)
585.57 $
(549.61 €)
     +72.2 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 267.55 $
(251.12 €)
471.96 $
(442.97 €)
     +76.4 %
Salaries And Financing
United States Edit Germany Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,571.21 $
(4,290.46 €)
2,990.91 $
(2,807.22 €)
     -34.6 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.56 3.98      -39.4 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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