Cost of Living in Essen

Summary about cost of living in Essen, Germany:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 € 7.00-16.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 52.50 € 40.00-60.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 € 7.00-9.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.50 € 2.00-4.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.00 € 2.00-3.50
Cappuccino (regular) 2.77 € 1.70-4.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.17 € 1.50-3.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.38 € 1.00-2.50
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.99 € 2.42-3.75
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.93 € 0.54-1.81
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.92 € 0.72-1.13
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.26 € 1.43-2.98
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.09 € 1.99-5.62
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.73 € 1.59-3.39
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.05 € 3.99-4.08
Apples (1 lb) 1.07 € 0.68-1.27
Banana (1 lb) 0.77 € 0.72-0.91
Oranges (1 lb) 0.83 € 0.60-1.27
Tomato (1 lb) 0.55 € 0.36-1.36
Potato (1 lb) 0.44 € 0.33-0.91
Onion (1 lb) 0.66 € 0.45-0.90
Lettuce (1 head) 0.81 € 0.49-0.99
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.34 € 0.19-0.49
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 3.99 € 2.99-4.99
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.54 € 0.53-0.66
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.27 € 0.92-1.49
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 6.50 € 6.40-7.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 € 2.50-2.90
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 70.29 € 70.00-85.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 € 3.50-7.50
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 € 3.22-5.47
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 31.80 € 31.80-64.70
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.39 € 4.92-5.79
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 17,500.00 € 17,000.00-18,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,506.67 € 18,000.00-19,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 184.91 € 90.00-350.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.14 € 0.09-0.29
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 32.50 € 29.00-40.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 19.56 € 10.00-40.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 21.75 € 10.00-40.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 € 10.00-14.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 290.00 € 220.00-400.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 10,200.00 €
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 70.62 € 50.00-90.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 51.41 € 25.00-89.90
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 63.75 € 45.00-90.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 85.61 € 50.00-139.90
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 580.00 € 400.00-900.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 422.50 € 350.00-550.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,085.71 € 900.00-1,400.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 948.75 € 800.00-1,150.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 206.71 € 130.06-260.13
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 227.61 € 74.32-371.61
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,111.43 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.93 1.00-2.29

Prices in Essen

This city had 281 entries in the past 12 months by 30 different contributors.
Last update: June 2021
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1 Comments so far
Mara on Apr 11, 2019:
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment

Does the price depend on how many person live in the apartment.
What would be the price for 2 person for a 40m2 apartment in Bochum for example