Cost of Living in Germany

Cost of living in Germany is 3.01% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account).

Rent in Germany is, on average, 28.60% lower than in United States.

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 € 6.50-17.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 € 35.00-80.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 € 7.00-9.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.50 € 2.50-4.50
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.50 € 2.50-4.50
Cappuccino (regular) 2.78 € 1.80-3.90
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.36 € 1.50-3.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.02 € 1.50-3.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.16 € 2.35-4.16
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.22 € 0.54-2.72
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.90 € 0.45-1.27
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.23 € 1.40-3.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.59 € 2.36-9.03
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.23 € 1.81-4.53
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.54 € 3.53-8.16
Apples (1 lb) 1.05 € 0.50-1.36
Banana (1 lb) 0.76 € 0.45-1.36
Oranges (1 lb) 0.85 € 0.57-1.59
Tomato (1 lb) 1.12 € 0.54-1.59
Potato (1 lb) 0.58 € 0.27-1.04
Onion (1 lb) 0.58 € 0.36-0.91
Lettuce (1 head) 0.95 € 0.49-1.50
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.41 € 0.19-1.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 5.00 € 3.50-8.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.88 € 0.65-1.20
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.33 € 0.92-2.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 6.70 € 6.40-8.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 € 2.15-3.30
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 70.00 € 55.00-98.50
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 € 3.00-5.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 € 2.82-4.83
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 € 25.00-37.20
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.31 € 4.54-5.98
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,000.00 € 19,000.00-25,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,926.43 € 20,000.00-25,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 219.93 € 133.04-350.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 € 0.09-0.13
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 32.22 € 25.00-49.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 30.12 € 19.95-60.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 19.65 € 12.00-25.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.45 € 6.90-15.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 335.26 € 130.85-800.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 12,151.11 € 5,550.00-20,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 76.93 € 40.00-100.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.15 € 20.00-60.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 81.20 € 50.00-120.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 106.23 € 60.00-150.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 739.47 € 497.08-1,262.17
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 558.08 € 370.00-916.06
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,411.79 € 900.00-2,400.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,052.63 € 700.00-1,733.72
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 468.79 € 278.71-1,030.29
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 322.71 € 185.80-738.26
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,358.81 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.88 1.02-3.00

Prices in Germany

This country had 33196 entries in the past 12 months by 3176 different contributors.
Last update: November 2020
Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
Sources and References
  

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 80.48 46.85 64.22 65.51 76.20 90.00
Heidelberg 75.00 32.34 54.37 52.48 78.59 86.94
Frankfurt 74.74 40.59 58.23 53.80 68.50 101.90
Augsburg 73.70 27.97 51.59 56.78 71.94 90.27
Mannheim 73.18 22.22 48.54 52.77 70.87 85.99
Hamburg 72.70 35.75 54.84 57.39 64.26 86.53
Nuremberg 72.33 25.70 49.78 59.78 61.35 107.40
Erlangen 72.14 24.51 49.11 54.69 70.57 108.25
Stuttgart 71.89 35.59 54.34 55.71 71.62 97.07
Cologne 71.82 30.44 51.81 52.98 66.28 89.66
Berlin 71.63 33.89 53.38 58.89 60.86 89.98
Dusseldorf 71.46 29.59 51.22 52.89 67.64 93.77
Bonn 71.41 31.67 52.19 51.97 64.50 107.31
Freiburg im Breisgau 69.69 38.79 54.75 53.07 66.99 90.01
Dortmund 69.63 21.23 46.23 52.94 61.42 119.10
Dresden 69.42 24.12 47.52 55.22 54.67 98.16
Karlsruhe 67.48 25.15 47.02 51.83 59.96 100.10
Darmstadt 67.40 27.78 48.24 53.84 57.73 110.49
Bremen 66.83 23.77 46.01 51.37 61.74 85.50
Essen 66.49 21.60 44.78 50.42 67.17 97.96
Hanover 65.89 26.25 46.72 50.05 62.83 104.09
Aachen 65.49 21.27 44.11 51.42 52.92 109.83
Leipzig 64.86 22.30 44.28 49.54 55.61 78.44
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