Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and Germany Reverse

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Consumer Prices in Germany are 11.64% lower than in United States (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Germany are 22.99% lower than in United States
Rent Prices in Germany are 41.70% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in Germany are 18.80% lower than in United States
Groceries Prices in Germany are 27.80% lower than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in Germany is 3.74% higher than in United States
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Restaurants
United States Edit Germany Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $
(14.21 €)
11.61 $
(11.00 €)
     -22.59 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 65.00 $
(61.58 €)
52.78 $
(50.00 €)
     -18.80 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $
(7.58 €)
8.44 $
(8.00 €)
     +5.56 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $
(4.74 €)
4.01 $
(3.80 €)
     -19.77 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 $
(5.68 €)
3.69 $
(3.50 €)
     -38.42 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.48 $
(4.24 €)
3.10 $
(2.93 €)
     -30.81 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.02 $
(1.92 €)
2.59 $
(2.45 €)
     +28.03 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.61 $
(1.52 €)
2.29 $
(2.17 €)
     +42.51 %
Markets
United States Edit Germany Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.43 $
(3.25 €)
3.70 $
(3.51 €)
     +8.08 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.61 $
(2.48 €)
1.58 $
(1.50 €)
     -39.43 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.82 $
(1.73 €)
0.93 $
(0.89 €)
     -48.72 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.03 $
(2.87 €)
2.59 $
(2.45 €)
     -14.48 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.13 $
(4.86 €)
5.69 $
(5.39 €)
     +10.84 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.78 $
(4.53 €)
3.48 $
(3.30 €)
     -27.17 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.13 $
(5.81 €)
6.69 $
(6.34 €)
     +9.08 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.13 $
(2.02 €)
1.17 $
(1.11 €)
     -45.25 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.72 $
(0.68 €)
0.78 $
(0.74 €)
     +7.88 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.85 $
(1.75 €)
1.01 $
(0.96 €)
     -45.31 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.98 $
(1.88 €)
0.54 $
(0.52 €)
     -72.56 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.20 $
(1.14 €)
0.74 $
(0.70 €)
     -38.38 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.20 $
(1.14 €)
0.44 $
(0.41 €)
     -63.78 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.72 $
(1.63 €)
1.29 $
(1.22 €)
     -25.18 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.85 $
(1.75 €)
0.57 $
(0.54 €)
     -69.00 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $
(11.37 €)
5.28 $
(5.00 €)
     -56.02 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.95 $
(2.79 €)
0.63 $
(0.60 €)
     -78.49 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.02 $
(2.86 €)
1.43 $
(1.36 €)
     -52.58 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.50 $
(8.05 €)
7.39 $
(7.00 €)
     -13.07 %
Transportation
United States Edit Germany Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $
(2.37 €)
2.96 $
(2.80 €)
     +18.23 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 70.00 $
(66.31 €)
73.89 $
(70.00 €)
     +5.56 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.23 $
(3.06 €)
3.69 $
(3.50 €)
     +14.56 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.60 $
(2.46 €)
3.40 $
(3.22 €)
     +30.68 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(28.42 €)
31.67 $
(30.00 €)
     +5.56 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.61 $
(4.37 €)
8.79 $
(8.32 €)
     +90.69 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,000.00 $
(22,735.90 €)
25,867.47 $
(24,505.00 €)
     +7.78 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,441.94 $
(21,259.90 €)
25,467.91 $
(24,126.49 €)
     +13.48 %
Utilities (Monthly)
United States Edit Germany Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 171.89 $
(162.84 €)
253.18 $
(239.85 €)
     +47.29 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.15 $
(0.14 €)
0.11 $
(0.10 €)
     -26.45 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 67.68 $
(64.11 €)
36.19 $
(34.28 €)
     -46.53 %
Sports And Leisure
United States Edit Germany Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 37.26 $
(35.30 €)
32.31 $
(30.61 €)
     -13.28 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.33 $
(16.42 €)
21.86 $
(20.71 €)
     +26.18 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $
(11.37 €)
12.67 $
(12.00 €)
     +5.56 %
Childcare
United States Edit Germany Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,032.23 $
(977.86 €)
341.72 $
(323.72 €)
     -66.90 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 15,780.06 $
(14,948.90 €)
12,682.82 $
(12,014.81 €)
     -19.63 %
Clothing And Shoes
United States Edit Germany Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 44.70 $
(42.34 €)
81.52 $
(77.22 €)
     +82.38 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.64 $
(33.76 €)
38.38 $
(36.36 €)
     +7.69 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 77.70 $
(73.60 €)
85.61 $
(81.10 €)
     +10.19 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 98.63 $
(93.44 €)
111.58 $
(105.70 €)
     +13.13 %
Rent Per Month
United States Edit Germany Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,670.76 $
(1,582.76 €)
929.15 $
(880.21 €)
     -44.39 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,239.22 $
(1,173.95 €)
666.62 $
(631.51 €)
     -46.21 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,744.29 $
(2,599.74 €)
1,690.54 $
(1,601.49 €)
     -38.40 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,157.44 $
(2,043.80 €)
1,268.00 $
(1,201.21 €)
     -41.23 %
Buy Apartment Price
United States Edit Germany Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 420.80 $
(398.63 €)
677.08 $
(641.42 €)
     +60.90 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 197.85 $
(187.43 €)
478.59 $
(453.38 €)
     +141.89 %
Salaries And Financing
United States Edit Germany Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,629.38 $
(3,438.21 €)
2,899.28 $
(2,746.57 €)
     -20.12 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.39 1.89      -64.94 %
Last update: June 2022June 2022
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