Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and Germany Reverse

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Consumer Prices in Germany are 1.34% lower than in United States (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Germany are 10.81% lower than in United States
Rent Prices in Germany are 29.05% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in Germany are 7.74% lower than in United States
Groceries Prices in Germany are 20.95% lower than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in Germany is 5.32% lower than in United States
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Restaurants
United States Edit Germany Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $
(12.37 €)
12.13 $
(10.00 €)
     -19.16 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 $
(49.48 €)
60.63 $
(50.00 €)
     +1.05 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $
(6.60 €)
9.70 $
(8.00 €)
     +21.26 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $
(4.12 €)
4.24 $
(3.50 €)
     -15.12 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 $
(4.95 €)
4.24 $
(3.50 €)
     -29.27 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.29 $
(3.54 €)
3.39 $
(2.80 €)
     -20.98 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.91 $
(1.57 €)
2.86 $
(2.36 €)
     +49.81 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.54 $
(1.27 €)
2.48 $
(2.04 €)
     +60.88 %
Markets
United States Edit Germany Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.24 $
(2.67 €)
4.00 $
(3.30 €)
     +23.68 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.48 $
(2.04 €)
1.47 $
(1.21 €)
     -40.90 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.81 $
(1.49 €)
1.07 $
(0.89 €)
     -40.49 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.30 $
(1.90 €)
2.74 $
(2.26 €)
     +19.05 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.03 $
(4.15 €)
4.46 $
(3.67 €)
     -11.39 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.17 $
(3.44 €)
3.89 $
(3.21 €)
     -6.66 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.72 $
(4.72 €)
5.73 $
(4.73 €)
     +0.09 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.05 $
(1.69 €)
1.31 $
(1.08 €)
     -36.31 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.71 $
(0.58 €)
0.92 $
(0.76 €)
     +30.22 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.80 $
(1.48 €)
1.07 $
(0.88 €)
     -40.45 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.94 $
(1.60 €)
1.37 $
(1.13 €)
     -29.16 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.17 $
(0.97 €)
0.72 $
(0.59 €)
     -38.80 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.18 $
(0.97 €)
0.72 $
(0.59 €)
     -39.07 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.64 $
(1.35 €)
1.19 $
(0.98 €)
     -27.45 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.80 $
(1.49 €)
0.46 $
(0.38 €)
     -74.23 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $
(9.90 €)
6.06 $
(5.00 €)
     -49.48 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.45 $
(2.02 €)
0.83 $
(0.68 €)
     -66.28 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.83 $
(2.33 €)
1.65 $
(1.36 €)
     -41.55 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.00 $
(6.60 €)
8.49 $
(7.00 €)
     +6.10 %
Transportation
United States Edit Germany Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.25 $
(1.86 €)
3.40 $
(2.80 €)
     +50.90 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 65.00 $
(53.60 €)
84.88 $
(70.00 €)
     +30.59 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $
(2.68 €)
4.24 $
(3.50 €)
     +30.59 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.60 $
(2.14 €)
3.90 $
(3.22 €)
     +50.11 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(24.74 €)
36.38 $
(30.00 €)
     +21.26 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.61 $
(2.15 €)
6.44 $
(5.31 €)
     +146.35 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,000.00 $
(18,967.69 €)
27,356.00 $
(22,560.00 €)
     +18.94 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,625.25 $
(17,833.95 €)
27,184.75 $
(22,418.78 €)
     +25.71 %
Utilities (Monthly)
United States Edit Germany Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 164.82 $
(135.93 €)
270.18 $
(222.81 €)
     +63.92 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.14 $
(0.11 €)
0.12 $
(0.10 €)
     -10.79 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 65.80 $
(54.27 €)
39.31 $
(32.42 €)
     -40.26 %
Sports And Leisure
United States Edit Germany Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 37.06 $
(30.56 €)
36.94 $
(30.46 €)
     -0.31 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.72 $
(12.96 €)
23.84 $
(19.66 €)
     +51.70 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $
(9.90 €)
13.34 $
(11.00 €)
     +11.15 %
Childcare
United States Edit Germany Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 936.19 $
(772.06 €)
398.48 $
(328.62 €)
     -57.44 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 15,559.80 $
(12,831.88 €)
14,570.52 $
(12,016.05 €)
     -6.36 %
Clothing And Shoes
United States Edit Germany Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 43.93 $
(36.22 €)
92.09 $
(75.95 €)
     +109.66 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.50 $
(29.28 €)
42.31 $
(34.90 €)
     +19.18 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 76.05 $
(62.72 €)
95.73 $
(78.95 €)
     +25.88 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 96.23 $
(79.36 €)
128.44 $
(105.92 €)
     +33.47 %
Rent Per Month
United States Edit Germany Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,339.03 $
(1,104.27 €)
883.58 $
(728.67 €)
     -34.01 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,083.41 $
(893.47 €)
666.32 $
(549.50 €)
     -38.50 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,153.53 $
(1,775.98 €)
1,683.72 $
(1,388.54 €)
     -21.82 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,740.93 $
(1,435.71 €)
1,256.24 $
(1,036.00 €)
     -27.84 %
Buy Apartment Price
United States Edit Germany Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 333.21 $
(274.79 €)
578.68 $
(477.23 €)
     +73.67 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 199.18 $
(164.26 €)
405.23 $
(334.18 €)
     +103.44 %
Salaries And Financing
United States Edit Germany Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,557.60 $
(2,933.89 €)
3,004.25 $
(2,477.55 €)
     -15.55 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.03 1.84      -54.41 %
Last update: June 2021June 2021
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