Cost of Living in Dresden

Summary of cost of living in Dresden, Germany:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 € 8.00-15.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 € 50.00-95.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 € 8.00-10.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.50 € 3.50-5.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.90 € 3.00-5.00
Cappuccino (regular) 3.28 € 2.50-4.50
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.56 € 2.00-3.50
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.39 € 1.50-3.50
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.25 € 3.41-6.62
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.33 € 0.84-1.81
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.19 € 0.91-1.22
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.23 € 1.20-3.60
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.75 € 2.27-5.72
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.74 € 2.27-7.67
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.99 € 2.27-6.80
Apples (1 lb) 1.03 € 0.68-1.36
Banana (1 lb) 0.64 € 0.59-0.91
Oranges (1 lb) 0.97 € 0.90-1.36
Tomato (1 lb) 0.95 € 0.59-1.36
Potato (1 lb) 0.70 € 0.45-1.36
Onion (1 lb) 0.80 € 0.45-0.81
Lettuce (1 head) 1.69 € 1.10-1.79
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.52 € 0.30-1.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 5.50 € 4.99-8.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.92 € 0.80-1.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.66 € 1.00-2.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.20 € 7.50-8.20
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 € 2.70-3.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 68.50 € 49.00-75.50
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 € 2.00-10.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.70 € 3.22-4.35
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 € 24.00-50.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.70 € 6.47-7.19
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,180.00 € 27,180.00-28,500.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,216.67 € 25,000.00-26,650.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 333.12 € 250.00-485.71
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 14.25 € 10.00-20.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 47.50 € 45.00-47.95
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 28.11 € 20.00-45.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.50 € 10.00-20.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 € 8.00-13.50
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 305.00 € 200.00-450.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 9,875.00 € 7,000.00-12,500.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 76.87 € 40.00-100.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 38.33 € 25.00-60.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 81.88 € 70.00-110.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 111.43 € 80.00-150.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 728.33 € 475.00-1,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 457.78 € 300.00-700.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,364.29 € 1,000.00-1,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,007.14 € 700.00-1,250.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 395.69 € 341.88-418.06
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 353.03 € 297.29-464.42
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,658.24 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.98 3.95-4.00

Prices in Dresden

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Last update: February 2024
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7 Comments so far
Eldar on Jun 05, 2023:
Now I know where to live ) don't need that babylon like in a lot of cities of EU
Anonymous on May 27, 2023:
Okay,do they really hate Muslims out there ? Uggh I was thinking about doing my master's there but now I'm not so sure about that . I'm a Muslim girl btw , but even if I go there they won't harm a little girl , will they ? I just need to be sure about that place .
Anonymous on Oct 21, 2022:
I don't know if the people who have written the comments live in dresden or not, but as I have been living here as an immigrant background (middle eastern) for past couple of months, I have noticed people are nicer than other big cities like Frankfurt or Darmstadt. I have been helped by many strangers in several times in situations like communicating something in german or simply with logistics.
The truth on May 10, 2022:
Dresden and Europe is being destroyed through the great reset. They want to weaken Germany by letting all the people from totally different culture inside the land.
Ulrich on Dec 16, 2021:
To Chris Pyak.
"3 out 5 comments" way too less to judge a whole city
"are openly racist" they contain sentiments against Muslims, which is discrimination on a cultural/religious base, which is not racism.
This kind of discrimination of Muslims may also be bad, but is somewhat understandable given how the Muslim world is perceived today. The brutality they treat their own people (especially women) with, for things that are the most human rights in Europe, makes many people fear, and rage against, Muslims in Europe, not just Dresden.
Liberal parties in Dresden are absolutely different from the AfD when it comes to racism. Sorry, that statement of yours is totally baseless.
BTW, I live in Dresden.
Chris Pyak on Oct 09, 2021:
I am a German and I work with highly skilled international professionals, helping them to get their next job in Germany. Several of my clients were based in Dresden.

They ALL wanted to leave. They ALL were scared to leave the house at night.

Why?

Because each of them were shouted at, spit at, threatened and physically attacked on a regular basis, because of the color of their skin. At the last election (Bundestagswahl 2021) one out of 5 voters voted for a far right, even fascist party. And that's considering that the "conservative" and "liberal" parties in Dresden are hardly different from "Alternative für Deutschland" when it comes to racism.
- on Apr 05, 2021:
3 out 5 comments below are openly racist. Tells you something about Dresden.