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Cost of Living in Cologne

Summary about cost of living in Cologne:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 9.14 £ 6.40-10.97
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45.72 £ 32.00-54.86
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.86 £ 6.39-7.31
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.20 £ 2.47-3.66
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.20 £ 1.83-3.66
Cappuccino (regular) 2.32 £ 1.83-2.74
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.31 £ 1.37-2.74
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.97 £ 0.91-2.74
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.40 £ 2.15-2.73
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.10 £ 0.82-1.24
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.92 £ 0.83-1.16
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.70 £ 1.28-2.29
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.33 £ 2.49-4.69
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 2.90 £ 2.32-4.14
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.58 £ 3.65-5.18
Apples (1 lb) 0.91 £ 0.83-1.12
Banana (1 lb) 0.67 £ 0.62-0.83
Oranges (1 lb) 0.87 £ 0.55-1.12
Tomato (1 lb) 1.05 £ 0.83-1.27
Potato (1 lb) 0.38 £ 0.30-0.62
Onion (1 lb) 0.47 £ 0.20-0.66
Lettuce (1 head) 0.83 £ 0.45-0.91
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.41 £ 0.17-0.73
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 4.56 £ 3.65-4.57
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.72 £ 0.31-0.91
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.15 £ 0.84-1.36
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 5.85 £ 5.76-5.94
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.65 £ 2.61-2.74
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 84.12 £ 68.57-87.77
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.20 £ 2.93-3.20
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.68 £ 2.50-2.94
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 27.43 £ 27.43-27.43
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.91 £ 4.50-5.19
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,657.61 £ 15,837.63-24,685.38
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,333.53 £ 15,543.23-22,857.68
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 182.15 £ 97.15-274.29
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.08 £ 0.06-0.10
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 27.72 £ 18.29-36.57
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 27.77 £ 17.37-50.29
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 11.79 £ 0.00-22.86
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 9.60 £ 8.23-11.89
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 445.37 £ 265.15-777.16
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 14,400.34 £ 13,714.61-14,628.92
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 76.74 £ 36.57-108.80
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 24.12 £ 18.29-35.66
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 72.93 £ 63.09-91.43
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 98.94 £ 54.86-137.15
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 681.16 £ 548.58-822.88
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 489.15 £ 365.72-594.30
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,301.36 £ 1,097.17-1,737.18
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 931.52 £ 731.45-1,280.03
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 451.25 £ 407.72-509.65
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 316.17 £ 254.82-382.24
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,034.78 £
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.92 1.60-2.29

Prices in Cologne

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Last update: August 2019
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4 Comments so far

#? on Aug 04, 2019 :
I love cologne it is beautiful the people are nice and all it's my favorite city but I dont know German language. Do I have any chances to learn german language and finish university ? I really want to live here it's my dream
#Alt-Left on Jul 25, 2018 :
To add to the discussion: as a matter of facts, in the USA as a skilled migrant they’ll issue a H1-B visa (for sure if you’re for a developing country); please google about “h1b visa modern slavery”.
Life is also a matter of freedom, not only money
#Nigel on Mar 15, 2018 :
Hey Ryan, I live in Germany and find the people very friendly. I was in the USA for a month and found a lot of the people there very unfriendly and of course there was the fear of being robbed or shot the whole time. In Germany they have a second to none health program which is fair for everyone, not really what I heard about the USA from most of the people I spoke to. And then of course you guys voted for final trump to be your president. I am so glad I didn’t have dollar signs in my eyes when looking for a career and settled with a country full of beauty, design art and culture.
#Ryan on Apr 27, 2017 :
The average salary for software developers in Germany is about 50000€... If you work for Google in San Jose as a senior software developer, your salary will be about 350000$ incl. bonuses (7 times more) and you don't need to learn another complicated language. People are also much nicer in the united states comparing to Germany. I see no reasons to live here. The country is absolutely overrated.