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Cost of Living in Germany

Cost of living in Germany is 2.61% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Germany is 28.44% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 € 8.00-14.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45.00 € 30.00-60.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.00 € 6.00-8.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.50 € 3.00-4.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.00 € 2.30-4.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.63 € 2.00-3.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.07 € 1.00-3.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.69 € 1.00-2.50
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.67 € 2.08-3.79
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.15 € 0.59-1.81
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.73 € 0.45-1.09
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.91 € 1.20-3.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.30 € 2.27-6.80
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.35 € 2.27-4.53
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.52 € 2.45-9.07
Apples (1 lb) 0.94 € 0.68-1.36
Banana (1 lb) 0.74 € 0.54-0.91
Oranges (1 lb) 0.91 € 0.68-1.36
Tomato (1 lb) 1.12 € 0.77-1.59
Potato (1 lb) 0.60 € 0.34-0.91
Onion (1 lb) 0.53 € 0.36-0.91
Lettuce (1 head) 0.99 € 0.70-1.50
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.43 € 0.19-1.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 5.00 € 4.00-7.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.86 € 0.60-1.10
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.25 € 0.80-2.24
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 6.00 € 5.40-6.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.70 € 2.30-2.80
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 70.00 € 52.00-81.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 € 3.00-4.50
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 € 2.41-4.02
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 26.95 € 24.00-30.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.01 € 4.54-5.64
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,000.00 € 18,000.00-25,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,523.70 € 15,000.00-25,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 214.30 € 120.00-318.75
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 € 0.09-0.17
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 24.75 € 19.00-35.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 29.77 € 19.99-50.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.02 € 10.00-30.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 € 8.00-12.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 327.40 € 109.00-650.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 16,000.00 € 16,000.00-16,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 76.91 € 50.00-100.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 33.93 € 20.00-50.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 84.78 € 60.00-116.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 105.54 € 70.00-150.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 659.47 € 410.00-1,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 493.58 € 300.00-750.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,264.15 € 800.00-2,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 939.57 € 600.00-1,500.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 379.33 € 232.26-650.32
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 258.03 € 139.35-464.51
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,170.89 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 2.05 1.20-3.00

Prices in Germany

These data are based on 28704 entries in the past 18 months from 2829 different contributors.
Last update: July 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

Rank
City
Cost of Living Index
Rent Index
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index
Groceries Index
Restaurant Price Index
Local Purchasing Power Index
Dusseldorf 86.60 34.83 61.12 70.56 83.84 95.83
Frankfurt 84.42 36.87 61.01 73.86 80.32 98.35
Hamburg 82.32 31.91 57.51 70.42 73.01 96.35
Munich 81.11 42.60 62.15 68.33 79.00 108.40
Heidelberg 77.28 34.64 56.29 67.26 68.09 121.67
Stuttgart 75.14 32.58 54.19 56.96 73.05 113.68
Bonn 73.56 28.06 51.16 56.58 69.35 97.58
Karlsruhe 73.20 24.84 49.39 54.72 80.04 113.80
Berlin 72.72 30.82 52.09 60.88 60.81 97.64
Cologne 72.43 28.15 50.63 55.38 70.22 112.58
Nuremberg 71.24 23.79 47.89 55.36 71.17 116.37
Aachen 70.41 22.29 46.73 57.68 65.32 119.11
Dresden 68.75 19.94 44.72 55.26 56.03 116.53
Bremen 67.76 21.56 45.02 51.29 66.73 129.00
Leipzig 66.74 18.88 43.18 50.73 58.66 86.00
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