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Cost of Living in Germany

Cost of living in Germany is 4.25% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Germany is 31.40% 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 (12 oz small bottle) 3.00 € 2.50-4.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.66 € 2.00-3.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.23 € 1.20-3.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.83 € 1.00-2.50
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.71 € 2.27-3.79
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.13 € 0.68-1.81
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.93 € 0.45-1.27
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.67 € 1.40-2.60
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.10 € 2.27-6.80
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.42 € 2.49-4.53
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.23 € 2.72-6.35
Apples (1 lb) 1.02 € 0.90-1.22
Banana (1 lb) 0.71 € 0.54-0.91
Oranges (1 lb) 1.05 € 0.68-1.22
Tomato (1 lb) 1.18 € 0.91-1.39
Potato (1 lb) 0.48 € 0.33-0.91
Onion (1 lb) 0.50 € 0.22-0.72
Lettuce (1 head) 0.88 € 0.49-1.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.32 € 0.19-0.80
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 4.00 € 3.99-6.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.70 € 0.34-1.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.08 € 0.92-1.50
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 6.30 € 6.00-6.40
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.70 € 2.30-2.90
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 70.00 € 55.20-82.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 € 3.00-5.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 € 2.57-4.02
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 € 24.00-33.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.26 € 4.92-5.68
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) 19,825.54 € 15,990.00-25,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 217.13 € 120.00-320.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 € 0.09-0.11
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 29.75 € 20.00-40.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 28.27 € 20.00-50.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.79 € 12.00-25.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.40 € 9.00-13.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 299.60 € 150.00-600.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 15,428.74 € 9,200.00-16,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 75.84 € 50.00-100.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 32.41 € 20.00-50.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 83.23 € 60.00-120.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 102.63 € 70.00-150.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 697.78 € 450.00-1,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 523.82 € 350.00-800.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,347.05 € 850.00-2,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 988.86 € 650.00-1,500.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 434.14 € 269.42-743.22
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 297.84 € 167.22-464.51
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,209.09 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.89 1.55-2.50

Prices in Germany

These data are based on 36344 entries in the past 18 months from 3238 different contributors.
Last update: December 2018
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
Munich 73.68 43.84 59.43 58.26 78.64 108.73
Hamburg 72.83 34.66 54.59 56.59 67.74 108.20
Frankfurt 70.26 34.29 53.08 54.14 67.39 121.71
Bonn 69.02 27.57 49.22 53.61 64.84 104.42
Dusseldorf 68.46 28.82 49.53 52.04 62.89 122.23
Bremen 68.02 21.37 45.73 54.55 63.06 114.55
Nuremberg 68.00 24.74 47.33 53.75 64.45 102.28
Berlin 67.92 32.25 50.88 55.17 55.98 104.22
Cologne 67.25 28.21 48.60 52.46 66.38 125.91
Karlsruhe 67.12 22.46 45.79 54.42 63.80 155.28
Mannheim 66.82 21.35 45.10 52.99 63.63 136.46
Stuttgart 66.19 32.51 50.10 49.79 61.28 120.09
Leipzig 65.94 19.95 43.97 51.50 56.56 82.61
Aachen 65.79 21.95 44.85 53.24 56.88 131.81
Dresden 65.02 22.51 44.71 51.40 56.20 127.61
Hanover 64.73 23.69 45.12 53.88 62.26 143.63
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