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Cost of Living in Germany

Cost of living in Germany is 13.22% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Germany is 37.06% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 € 7.50-13.23
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 44.30 € 30.00-60.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.00 € 6.00-8.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.50 € 2.50-4.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.00 € 2.30-4.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.59 € 2.00-3.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.03 € 1.25-2.60
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.65 € 1.00-2.25
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.53 € 2.08-3.79
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.12 € 0.59-1.81
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.70 € 0.41-0.91
Eggs (12) 1.80 € 1.20-2.50
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.06 € 2.27-5.44
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.32 € 2.49-4.08
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.30 € 2.45-7.71
Apples (1 lb) 0.90 € 0.68-1.13
Banana (1 lb) 0.74 € 0.59-0.91
Oranges (1 lb) 0.83 € 0.68-1.18
Tomato (1 lb) 1.05 € 0.68-1.36
Potato (1 lb) 0.54 € 0.32-0.90
Onion (1 lb) 0.53 € 0.41-0.91
Lettuce (1 head) 0.98 € 0.80-1.20
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.39 € 0.19-0.80
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 5.00 € 4.00-7.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.84 € 0.65-1.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.23 € 0.80-2.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 6.00 € 5.00-6.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.70 € 2.30-2.80
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 70.00 € 53.40-81.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 € 3.00-4.50
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 € 2.41-3.70
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 26.00 € 24.00-30.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.95 € 4.54-5.49
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,650.00 € 18,000.00-23,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 18,737.68 € 15,000.00-22,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 216.79 € 130.33-303.57
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 € 0.09-0.15
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 24.07 € 19.99-30.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 29.66 € 20.00-50.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.97 € 12.00-25.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 € 8.00-12.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 75.30 € 50.00-90.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 33.03 € 20.00-50.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 84.63 € 65.00-100.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 103.38 € 70.00-150.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 653.99 € 450.00-900.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 476.62 € 330.00-650.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,234.38 € 875.00-1,616.07
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 909.31 € 650.00-1,200.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 359.90 € 232.26-557.41
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 242.26 € 157.93-343.74
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 2,175.82 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 2.13 1.50-3.00

Prices in Germany

These data are based on 25947 entries in the past 18 months from 2485 different contributors.
Last update: January, 2017
Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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By City in Germany

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City
Cost of Living Index
Rent Index
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index
Groceries Index
Restaurant Price Index
Local Purchasing Power Index
Dusseldorf 81.43 33.09 58.30 66.99 81.31 110.24
Frankfurt 75.74 33.71 55.63 64.76 67.68 115.68
Hamburg 75.72 29.83 53.76 61.19 66.03 108.04
Munich 72.63 40.11 57.07 57.59 71.05 122.01
Heidelberg 68.65 30.13 50.22 54.05 63.90 146.34
Karlsruhe 66.87 25.56 47.11 48.05 71.36 125.96
Cologne 66.74 27.00 47.73 50.54 64.67 117.31
Stuttgart 66.53 29.44 48.78 50.06 65.85 130.26
Bonn 66.40 27.26 47.67 44.21 61.40 98.87
Berlin 64.31 26.62 46.28 50.81 54.82 115.69
Nuremberg 63.94 22.61 44.17 48.10 65.72 140.62
Leipzig 62.18 18.01 41.05 46.12 56.96 87.50
Dresden 60.61 19.00 40.70 46.34 49.40 122.88
Bremen 60.45 19.95 41.07 41.47 62.19 151.27
Aachen 58.94 21.12 40.84 46.85 55.62 153.18
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