Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and Germany Reverse

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Consumer Prices in Germany are 12.5% lower than in United States (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Germany are 24.5% lower than in United States
Rent Prices in Germany are 44.5% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in Germany are 21.2% lower than in United States
Groceries Prices in Germany are 27.7% lower than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in Germany is 7.2% lower than in United States
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Restaurants
United States Edit Germany Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 17.00 $
(15.84 €)
12.88 $
(12.00 €)
     -24.2 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 70.00 $
(65.20 €)
53.68 $
(50.00 €)
     -23.3 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.50 $
(8.85 €)
9.66 $
(9.00 €)
     +1.7 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $
(4.66 €)
4.29 $
(4.00 €)
     -14.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.50 $
(6.05 €)
3.76 $
(3.50 €)
     -42.2 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.65 $
(4.34 €)
3.28 $
(3.06 €)
     -29.5 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.29 $
(2.14 €)
2.72 $
(2.53 €)
     +18.6 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.81 $
(1.69 €)
2.40 $
(2.23 €)
     +32.2 %
Markets
United States Edit Germany Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.86 $
(3.59 €)
4.20 $
(3.92 €)
     +9.0 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.95 $
(2.75 €)
1.72 $
(1.60 €)
     -41.7 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.88 $
(1.75 €)
1.00 $
(0.93 €)
     -46.6 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.98 $
(3.70 €)
2.91 $
(2.71 €)
     -26.9 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.29 $
(4.93 €)
5.80 $
(5.41 €)
     +9.7 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.38 $
(5.02 €)
3.91 $
(3.64 €)
     -27.4 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.80 $
(6.33 €)
7.18 $
(6.69 €)
     +5.6 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.18 $
(2.03 €)
1.22 $
(1.13 €)
     -44.1 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.73 $
(0.68 €)
0.80 $
(0.74 €)
     +9.4 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.87 $
(1.74 €)
1.05 $
(0.98 €)
     -43.9 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.05 $
(1.91 €)
0.69 $
(0.64 €)
     -66.6 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.24 $
(1.15 €)
0.78 $
(0.72 €)
     -37.2 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.24 $
(1.16 €)
0.52 $
(0.49 €)
     -58.0 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.96 $
(1.82 €)
1.33 $
(1.24 €)
     -32.1 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.92 $
(1.79 €)
0.62 $
(0.57 €)
     -67.9 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 13.00 $
(12.11 €)
5.37 $
(5.00 €)
     -58.7 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.67 $
(2.49 €)
0.71 $
(0.66 €)
     -73.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.33 $
(3.10 €)
1.53 $
(1.43 €)
     -54.0 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.99 $
(8.37 €)
8.05 $
(7.50 €)
     -10.4 %
Transportation
United States Edit Germany Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $
(2.33 €)
3.06 $
(2.85 €)
     +22.4 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 70.00 $
(65.20 €)
75.15 $
(70.00 €)
     +7.4 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $
(3.26 €)
3.76 $
(3.50 €)
     +7.4 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.70 $
(2.51 €)
3.46 $
(3.22 €)
     +28.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(27.94 €)
32.21 $
(30.00 €)
     +7.4 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.78 $
(3.52 €)
8.20 $
(7.63 €)
     +116.8 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 $
(23,287.00 €)
26,839.01 $
(25,000.00 €)
     +7.4 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,210.83 $
(21,620.43 €)
27,374.03 $
(25,498.36 €)
     +17.9 %
Utilities (Monthly)
United States Edit Germany Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 181.97 $
(169.50 €)
271.49 $
(252.89 €)
     +49.2 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.16 $
(0.15 €)
0.11 $
(0.11 €)
     -30.5 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 69.35 $
(64.59 €)
37.62 $
(35.04 €)
     -45.7 %
Sports And Leisure
United States Edit Germany Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 41.88 $
(39.01 €)
34.93 $
(32.53 €)
     -16.6 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.41 $
(17.15 €)
22.39 $
(20.86 €)
     +21.6 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $
(11.18 €)
12.88 $
(12.00 €)
     +7.4 %
Childcare
United States Edit Germany Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,166.24 $
(1,086.33 €)
372.90 $
(347.35 €)
     -68.0 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 16,576.34 $
(15,440.53 €)
12,823.44 $
(11,944.78 €)
     -22.6 %
Clothing And Shoes
United States Edit Germany Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 46.30 $
(43.13 €)
84.99 $
(79.17 €)
     +83.6 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 36.47 $
(33.97 €)
39.26 $
(36.57 €)
     +7.6 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 79.96 $
(74.48 €)
88.51 $
(82.44 €)
     +10.7 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 110.18 $
(102.63 €)
114.68 $
(106.82 €)
     +4.1 %
Rent Per Month
United States Edit Germany Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,705.37 $
(1,588.52 €)
911.69 $
(849.23 €)
     -46.5 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,374.39 $
(1,280.22 €)
677.69 $
(631.26 €)
     -50.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,841.19 $
(2,646.52 €)
1,675.92 $
(1,561.09 €)
     -41.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,242.01 $
(2,088.39 €)
1,264.31 $
(1,177.68 €)
     -43.6 %
Buy Apartment Price
United States Edit Germany Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 418.15 $
(389.50 €)
672.08 $
(626.03 €)
     +60.7 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 282.06 $
(262.73 €)
479.96 $
(447.08 €)
     +70.2 %
Salaries And Financing
United States Edit Germany Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,188.64 $
(3,901.63 €)
2,934.80 $
(2,733.71 €)
     -29.9 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.38 2.25      -58.2 %
Last update: February 2023February 2023
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