Cost of Living in Germany

Summary of cost of living in Germany:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 13.00 € 8.00-20.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 € 45.00-100.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 € 8.00-11.50
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.00 € 3.00-5.50
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.00 € 3.00-5.00
Cappuccino (regular) 3.36 € 2.00-4.50
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.72 € 2.00-3.80
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.44 € 1.90-3.50
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.95 € 3.72-5.49
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.79 € 1.03-3.18
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.25 € 0.91-1.36
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.33 € 2.39-4.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.72 € 3.63-9.07
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.66 € 3.18-7.67
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.33 € 4.54-9.07
Apples (1 lb) 1.19 € 0.68-1.36
Banana (1 lb) 0.60 € 0.59-1.04
Oranges (1 lb) 0.92 € 0.68-1.72
Tomato (1 lb) 1.38 € 0.36-2.26
Potato (1 lb) 0.67 € 0.41-1.13
Onion (1 lb) 0.73 € 0.52-0.91
Lettuce (1 head) 1.86 € 1.00-1.99
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.85 € 0.29-1.29
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 5.99 € 4.00-8.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.86 € 0.65-1.09
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.44 € 1.00-2.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.20 € 8.00-9.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 € 2.45-3.80
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 49.00 € 49.00-74.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.45 € 3.20-7.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.38 € 2.90-4.83
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 € 25.00-40.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.64 € 6.47-7.19
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,180.00 € 27,180.00-29,275.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,850.77 € 24,000.00-33,200.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 300.61 € 195.00-485.71
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 28.63 € 10.00-39.95
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 46.01 € 35.00-48.12
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 33.88 € 20.00-60.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.66 € 13.00-29.46
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 € 10.00-15.03
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 401.38 € 200.00-900.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 12,020.37 € 7,000.00-20,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 79.26 € 40.00-110.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 37.89 € 20.00-60.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 85.32 € 50.00-120.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 113.76 € 60.00-189.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 923.72 € 600.00-1,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 696.76 € 450.00-1,200.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,711.21 € 1,200.00-2,900.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,298.88 € 850.00-2,102.63
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 533.75 € 325.16-1,068.01
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 441.57 € 278.71-767.45
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,781.44 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.98 3.75-4.00

Prices in Germany

This country had 35612 entries in the past 12 months by 3359 different contributors.
Last update: June 2024
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 68.7 37.4 53.2 62.9 64.1 116.2
Darmstadt 68.6 29.0 49.0 62.2 63.4 122.3
Hamburg 68.5 25.0 47.0 63.7 63.1 119.6
Essen 67.6 17.4 42.8 62.0 52.7 124.8
Dortmund 67.1 21.0 44.3 62.3 59.3 109.5
Heidelberg 66.0 28.4 47.4 62.8 55.5 143.6
Dusseldorf 65.9 25.2 45.8 62.5 59.0 126.1
Stuttgart 65.1 26.3 45.9 61.8 60.4 147.6
Freiburg im Breisgau 64.9 24.5 44.9 63.0 53.9 122.3
Mannheim 64.8 19.7 42.5 62.0 47.6 130.8
Karlsruhe 64.8 22.0 43.7 60.9 56.4 117.5
Berlin 64.8 31.3 48.2 60.1 58.0 127.6
Nuremberg 64.6 20.9 43.0 61.2 60.7 126.1
Hanover 64.6 19.9 42.5 60.8 56.2 118.2
Bonn 64.6 21.5 43.3 60.1 59.7 116.8
Erlangen 64.5 19.3 42.1 61.0 51.4 199.4
Ingolstadt 64.1 22.1 43.3 61.6 57.8 136.9
Frankfurt 63.9 28.5 46.4 59.2 63.2 147.1
Cologne 63.6 26.0 45.0 61.9 52.3 120.2
Bremen 63.5 19.4 41.7 61.6 52.6 140.2
Augsburg 63.3 21.9 42.8 62.0 53.8 124.3
Aachen 62.3 18.9 40.8 60.2 52.6 134.6
Dresden 61.2 17.9 39.8 59.1 50.3 132.2
Leipzig 61.0 17.3 39.3 62.8 45.8 116.0
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