Cost of Living in Dresden

Summary about cost of living in Dresden, Germany:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 € 8.00-15.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45.00 € 40.00-60.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.50 € 8.00-10.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.50 € 3.00-5.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.50 € 2.30-4.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.87 € 1.50-3.90
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.07 € 2.00-3.50
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.04 € 1.30-3.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.43 € 2.65-3.79
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.91 € 0.54-1.81
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.94 € 0.54-1.81
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.55 € 1.44-3.35
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.19 € 2.71-5.62
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.06 € 1.36-4.08
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.10 € 2.00-10.39
Apples (1 lb) 0.91 € 0.54-1.13
Banana (1 lb) 0.74 € 0.54-0.91
Oranges (1 lb) 0.90 € 0.61-1.36
Tomato (1 lb) 0.46 € 0.36-0.91
Potato (1 lb) 0.45 € 0.23-0.50
Onion (1 lb) 0.41 € 0.34-0.45
Lettuce (1 head) 1.22 € 1.00-2.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.71 € 0.49-1.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 5.00 € 4.99-10.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.63 € 0.53-1.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.03 € 1.00-1.20
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.50 € 6.70-10.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 € 2.40-2.70
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 63.50 € 60.00-65.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.90 € 3.90-4.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.54 € 3.54-4.35
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 24.00 € 24.00-30.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 8.34 € 8.33-8.34
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,000.00 € 19,300.00-23,425.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,518.00 € 25,000.00-26,650.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 236.64 € 154.55-326.92
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.09 € 0.05-0.09
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 29.75 € 25.00-33.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 32.86 € 20.00-45.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 21.50 € 16.00-25.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 € 8.00-12.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 219.05 € 155.00-270.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 9,850.00 € 7,000.00-12,500.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 86.29 € 70.00-110.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 45.67 € 30.00-64.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 84.14 € 60.00-110.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 105.57 € 80.00-149.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 511.43 € 350.00-600.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 445.56 € 400.00-650.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,087.50 € 800.00-1,300.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 828.57 € 600.00-1,100.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 377.18 € 341.88-418.06
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 318.96 € 260.13-371.61
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,406.11 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.98 1.80-3.00

Prices in Dresden

This city had 476 entries in the past 12 months by 77 different contributors.
Last update: June 2022
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9 Comments so far
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.
World Travelr on Nov 20, 2019:
To OpenSachsen, Dresden is a very nice city, safe to stay here. Why to call racist?
Anonymous on Nov 20, 2019:
@OpenSachsen
Dresden is not racist, but please look at the matter of facts, we have a very low percentage of arabs or african refugees AND there aren't major crimes. In fact, Dresden is really safe for anyone.
One doesn't need to be a genius to realise that it's the refugees to cause chaos.
Best regards.
OpenSachsen on Nov 15, 2019:
Currently doing a research project on Sachsen and it's very disappointing to see how racist seems to be a big portion of the population that lives there.
Anonymous on Oct 30, 2019:
Agree with Anonymous, it's a nice place and safe. There isn't Arabic in Dresden.
Europe can be much safer when Arabic will leave.
Anonymous on Jul 24, 2019:
One of the few cities with no muslims, for this reason, it's a very safe city :) If you are from Europe, or Asia, or America you are welcomed to visit Dresden!! but not muslims