Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and Germany Reverse

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Consumer Prices in Germany are 3.57% lower than in United States (without rent)
Rent Prices in Germany are 28.87% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in Germany are 6.96% lower than in United States
Groceries Prices in Germany are 24.02% lower than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in Germany is 10.36% lower than in United States
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Restaurants
United States[ Edit ] Germany[ Edit ]Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $
(12.63 €)
11.87 $
(10.00 €)
     -20.84 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 55.07 $
(46.38 €)
59.37 $
(50.00 €)
     +7.80 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $
(6.74 €)
9.50 $
(8.00 €)
     +18.74 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $
(4.21 €)
4.16 $
(3.50 €)
     -16.88 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 $
(5.05 €)
4.16 $
(3.50 €)
     -30.74 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.26 $
(3.58 €)
3.30 $
(2.78 €)
     -22.41 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.89 $
(1.59 €)
2.79 $
(2.35 €)
     +47.85 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.54 $
(1.30 €)
2.40 $
(2.02 €)
     +55.84 %
Markets
United States[ Edit ] Germany[ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.22 $
(2.71 €)
3.76 $
(3.16 €)
     +16.61 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.47 $
(2.08 €)
1.45 $
(1.22 €)
     -41.25 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.82 $
(1.53 €)
1.07 $
(0.90 €)
     -41.44 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.33 $
(1.97 €)
2.65 $
(2.23 €)
     +13.61 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.02 $
(4.23 €)
4.28 $
(3.60 €)
     -14.77 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.12 $
(3.47 €)
3.84 $
(3.23 €)
     -6.75 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.65 $
(4.76 €)
5.40 $
(4.54 €)
     -4.50 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.07 $
(1.75 €)
1.24 $
(1.04 €)
     -40.23 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.71 $
(0.60 €)
0.90 $
(0.76 €)
     +26.43 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.83 $
(1.54 €)
1.01 $
(0.85 €)
     -44.82 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.94 $
(1.64 €)
1.33 $
(1.12 €)
     -31.50 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.20 $
(1.01 €)
0.69 $
(0.58 €)
     -42.42 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.20 $
(1.01 €)
0.70 $
(0.59 €)
     -42.02 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.63 $
(1.37 €)
1.13 $
(0.95 €)
     -30.70 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.81 $
(1.53 €)
0.48 $
(0.41 €)
     -73.40 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $
(10.11 €)
5.94 $
(5.00 €)
     -50.53 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.42 $
(2.04 €)
1.05 $
(0.88 €)
     -56.88 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.96 $
(2.50 €)
1.57 $
(1.32 €)
     -46.94 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.00 $
(6.74 €)
7.96 $
(6.70 €)
     -0.56 %
Transportation
United States[ Edit ] Germany[ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.25 $
(1.89 €)
3.32 $
(2.80 €)
     +47.76 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 70.00 $
(58.95 €)
83.12 $
(70.00 €)
     +18.74 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $
(2.74 €)
4.16 $
(3.50 €)
     +27.87 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.70 $
(2.27 €)
3.82 $
(3.22 €)
     +41.55 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(25.27 €)
35.62 $
(30.00 €)
     +18.74 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.59 $
(2.18 €)
6.31 $
(5.32 €)
     +144.14 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,000.00 $
(19,370.72 €)
26,121.91 $
(22,000.00 €)
     +13.57 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,453.02 $
(18,067.84 €)
26,007.41 $
(21,903.57 €)
     +21.23 %
Utilities (Monthly)
United States[ Edit ] Germany[ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 162.24 $
(136.64 €)
261.42 $
(220.17 €)
     +61.13 %
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) 65.28 $
(54.98 €)
38.32 $
(32.27 €)
     -41.31 %
Sports And Leisure
United States[ Edit ] Germany[ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 37.37 $
(31.47 €)
35.77 $
(30.12 €)
     -4.28 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.86 $
(13.36 €)
23.38 $
(19.69 €)
     +47.41 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $
(10.11 €)
14.25 $
(12.00 €)
     +18.74 %
Childcare
United States[ Edit ] Germany[ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 942.02 $
(793.38 €)
401.21 $
(337.90 €)
     -57.41 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 16,187.91 $
(13,633.54 €)
14,437.56 $
(12,159.38 €)
     -10.81 %
Clothing And Shoes
United States[ Edit ] Germany[ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 44.04 $
(37.09 €)
91.62 $
(77.16 €)
     +108.01 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.56 $
(29.95 €)
41.72 $
(35.14 €)
     +17.34 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 75.91 $
(63.93 €)
96.93 $
(81.63 €)
     +27.69 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 96.16 $
(80.99 €)
126.75 $
(106.75 €)
     +31.81 %
Rent Per Month
United States[ Edit ] Germany[ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,350.28 $
(1,137.21 €)
881.42 $
(742.34 €)
     -34.72 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,082.98 $
(912.09 €)
666.51 $
(561.33 €)
     -38.46 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,163.28 $
(1,821.93 €)
1,684.80 $
(1,418.95 €)
     -22.12 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,718.50 $
(1,447.33 €)
1,259.39 $
(1,060.66 €)
     -26.72 %
Buy Apartment Price
United States[ Edit ] Germany[ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 292.26 $
(246.15 €)
559.49 $
(471.21 €)
     +91.43 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 194.03 $
(163.41 €)
384.83 $
(324.11 €)
     +98.34 %
Salaries And Financing
United States[ Edit ] Germany[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,558.80 $
(2,997.24 €)
2,799.89 $
(2,358.08 €)
     -21.32 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.18 1.87      -55.16 %
Last update: November 2020November 2020
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