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Cost of Living in Germany

Cost of living in Germany is 6.70% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Germany is 32.99% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 € 8.00-15.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45.00 € 30.00-60.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.50 € 6.49-8.00
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) 2.67 € 2.00-3.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.27 € 1.25-3.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.88 € 1.00-2.60
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.67 € 2.35-3.79
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.18 € 0.90-1.81
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.95 € 0.54-1.27
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.83 € 1.40-2.50
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.04 € 2.72-5.44
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.32 € 2.54-4.53
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.03 € 3.99-5.67
Apples (1 lb) 1.00 € 0.90-1.22
Banana (1 lb) 0.71 € 0.54-0.90
Oranges (1 lb) 0.97 € 0.60-1.22
Tomato (1 lb) 1.13 € 0.91-1.39
Potato (1 lb) 0.44 € 0.33-0.91
Onion (1 lb) 0.50 € 0.22-0.72
Lettuce (1 head) 0.92 € 0.49-1.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.34 € 0.19-0.70
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 4.99 € 3.99-6.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.76 € 0.34-1.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.21 € 0.92-1.49
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 6.40 € 6.30-6.50
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.70 € 2.30-2.90
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 70.00 € 56.00-82.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 € 3.00-5.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 € 2.74-4.02
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 € 25.00-33.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.31 € 4.92-5.79
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) 20,425.44 € 16,000.00-25,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 215.89 € 125.00-318.75
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) 30.21 € 20.00-40.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 28.68 € 20.00-50.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.60 € 12.00-25.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 € 8.90-13.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 307.95 € 150.00-600.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 14,727.55 € 8,000.00-16,800.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 75.20 € 50.00-100.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 32.49 € 20.00-50.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 81.08 € 60.00-110.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 101.28 € 70.00-150.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 706.47 € 450.00-1,025.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 530.67 € 350.00-800.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,343.81 € 850.00-2,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,002.68 € 650.00-1,500.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 456.39 € 278.71-743.22
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 314.25 € 167.22-510.96
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,201.88 €
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 38845 entries in the past 18 months from 3502 different contributors.
Last update: May 2019
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
Munich 72.17 42.16 57.62 54.56 76.85 103.69
Hamburg 71.15 33.84 53.06 53.82 66.45 114.67
Frankfurt 69.88 34.08 52.52 52.05 66.64 113.56
Heidelberg 68.97 26.24 48.25 53.30 69.46 102.57
Dusseldorf 68.12 26.66 48.02 51.76 64.66 118.31
Nuremberg 67.88 24.50 46.85 52.76 63.74 100.20
Stuttgart 67.54 31.65 50.14 50.42 67.67 114.12
Bonn 67.31 27.89 48.19 51.33 63.03 102.18
Mannheim 66.57 20.80 44.38 51.42 64.50 118.49
Berlin 66.56 31.70 49.65 52.58 55.70 105.73
Karlsruhe 66.14 22.74 45.10 52.36 60.49 133.77
Bremen 66.03 21.34 44.36 52.02 63.37 100.88
Cologne 65.60 26.94 46.85 50.69 64.52 119.76
Leipzig 64.29 19.56 42.59 49.64 55.38 79.72
Dresden 64.04 22.62 43.96 50.93 55.71 114.64
Aachen 63.39 21.26 42.96 51.54 52.14 123.54
Hanover 63.07 22.34 43.32 50.83 61.08 130.94
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