Cost of Living in Germany

Summary:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 11.56 $ 7.23-19.27
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 48.18 $ 34.60-80.95
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.71 $ 7.71-9.64
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.76 $ 2.41-4.82
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.37 $ 2.41-4.82
Cappuccino (regular) 2.86 $ 1.93-3.85
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.38 $ 1.54-3.37
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.11 $ 1.45-2.89
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.53 $ 2.55-4.74
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.50 $ 0.77-3.06
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.86 $ 0.44-1.31
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.44 $ 1.38-3.47
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.15 $ 2.62-8.74
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.26 $ 1.75-5.25
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.17 $ 2.88-10.93
Apples (1 lb) 1.07 $ 0.48-1.53
Banana (1 lb) 0.71 $ 0.48-1.09
Oranges (1 lb) 0.93 $ 0.52-1.74
Tomato (1 lb) 0.54 $ 0.35-1.40
Potato (1 lb) 0.68 $ 0.24-1.31
Onion (1 lb) 0.42 $ 0.39-0.87
Lettuce (1 head) 1.16 $ 0.67-1.93
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.52 $ 0.19-0.96
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 4.82 $ 2.89-8.67
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.59 $ 0.51-1.05
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.38 $ 0.87-1.93
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 6.94 $ 6.46-7.71
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.70 $ 2.31-3.37
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 67.46 $ 53.00-92.03
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.37 $ 2.89-4.82
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.10 $ 2.79-3.88
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.91 $ 24.28-35.85
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.92 $ 6.93-8.04
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,090.64 $ 19,273.28-27,464.43
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,733.56 $ 20,236.95-28,909.92
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 233.14 $ 144.55-372.32
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $ 0.09-0.12
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 33.38 $ 24.09-48.18
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 29.97 $ 19.26-53.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 19.94 $ 11.56-25.06
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.56 $ 8.67-14.45
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 319.22 $ 149.37-674.56
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 11,449.18 $ 5,781.98-19,273.28
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 74.94 $ 38.55-105.04
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.01 $ 19.27-57.82
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 78.34 $ 48.18-115.64
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 102.32 $ 57.82-144.55
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 839.54 $ 508.81-1,445.50
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 600.05 $ 371.55-1,011.17
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,533.88 $ 963.66-2,434.24
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,138.94 $ 770.93-1,912.87
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 605.07 $ 358.11-1,139.23
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 428.53 $ 268.58-823.38
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,663.32 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.02 1.00-3.20

Prices in Germany

This country had 28113 entries in the past 12 months by 3293 different contributors.
Last update: September 2022
Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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Distribution of Expenses Using Our Statistical Model:
  

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 65.02 36.27 50.83 54.94 61.94 104.77
Bonn 64.17 24.57 44.62 50.43 64.37 81.34
Hamburg 63.05 28.97 46.22 48.17 57.09 104.52
Frankfurt 62.42 30.31 46.57 47.87 57.26 114.27
Heidelberg 61.10 25.44 43.50 45.69 60.48 116.45
Dortmund 60.36 17.72 39.31 49.53 51.79 99.94
Cologne 59.96 22.50 41.47 48.67 52.89 93.99
Mannheim 59.94 18.71 39.59 48.49 52.71 121.24
Dusseldorf 59.71 25.34 42.74 49.36 55.09 116.27
Berlin 59.69 31.77 45.91 48.56 52.61 114.75
Karlsruhe 59.49 21.15 40.56 50.12 54.19 111.57
Erlangen 59.38 19.48 39.68 52.22 52.45 125.52
Stuttgart 59.31 26.35 43.04 48.02 57.91 124.39
Freiburg im Breisgau 58.67 26.12 42.60 47.53 53.88 100.54
Augsburg 57.60 21.23 39.65 45.41 55.88 91.02
Essen 56.64 16.16 36.66 43.80 54.92 126.95
Hanover 56.56 18.46 37.75 46.24 52.46 105.11
Nuremberg 55.54 18.68 37.34 43.87 49.29 130.17
Bremen 55.35 17.05 36.44 47.18 50.45 96.48
Leipzig 55.23 17.41 36.56 42.81 48.49 98.50
Aachen 53.95 16.77 35.60 44.77 49.05 126.06
Dresden 53.11 15.64 34.61 40.76 47.71 115.62
Regensburg 51.15 20.86 36.20 40.04 49.57 123.04
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