Cost of Living in Frankfurt

Summary about cost of living in Frankfurt, Germany:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.50 € 8.00-20.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 55.00 € 50.00-100.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.69 € 8.00-10.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.00 € 2.50-8.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.75 € 3.00-5.00
Cappuccino (regular) 3.11 € 2.00-5.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.79 € 2.00-4.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.62 € 2.00-4.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.97 € 2.73-5.26
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.60 € 0.91-2.72
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.86 € 0.45-1.36
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.69 € 1.20-3.95
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.35 € 2.72-9.07
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.66 € 1.36-5.90
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.40 € 2.99-11.79
Apples (1 lb) 1.19 € 0.59-1.59
Banana (1 lb) 0.73 € 0.45-1.36
Oranges (1 lb) 1.03 € 0.45-2.27
Tomato (1 lb) 0.66 € 0.36-1.81
Potato (1 lb) 0.78 € 0.27-1.58
Onion (1 lb) 0.42 € 0.40-0.45
Lettuce (1 head) 1.38 € 0.80-2.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.53 € 0.19-1.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 6.00 € 3.00-10.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.84 € 0.50-1.10
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.22 € 0.80-2.79
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.00 € 7.00-7.99
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 € 2.70-3.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 93.00 € 80.00-94.50
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 € 3.00-5.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.06 € 2.25-3.22
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.00 € 22.80-33.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 8.29 € 7.38-8.34
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 € 20,000.00-30,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,580.00 € 22,000.00-29,910.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 321.66 € 250.00-425.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 € 0.07-0.12
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 38.35 € 29.00-50.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 43.44 € 25.00-62.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.11 € 14.00-25.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 € 11.40-23.49
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 782.14 € 450.00-1,200.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 12,225.00 € 6,000.00-20,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 78.24 € 40.00-109.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 39.00 € 25.00-60.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 85.53 € 50.00-130.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 125.62 € 70.00-200.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,113.33 € 900.00-1,400.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 882.35 € 650.00-1,200.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,088.67 € 1,500.00-2,600.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,540.62 € 1,100.00-2,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 926.70 € 919.73-1,858.05
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 624.30 € 557.41-899.99
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,289.64 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.28 1.02-3.22

Prices in Frankfurt

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Last update: August 2022
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7 Comments so far
Paraskevi Petridou on Aug 11, 2021:
Is 2.200 euros warm rent for a 140m2 appartment in Bockenheim considered affordable to support a comfortable family living for 2 adults-2 kids and a dog with net income 4500 as family income?
Bernhard J on Feb 15, 2021:
@ Michele on Jan 29, 2021
80,000 Euro per year is 6,667 Euro per month (gross).
For a married person (if he/she is the single earner) there will be a deduction for income tax of 1,038 Euro and for social insurance (health, pension, unemployment) of 1,166 Euro. Thus net will be 4,464 Euro per month. (Average income in Germany in 2021 is about 46,000 Euro gross per year / 3,830 Euro gross per month) An income of 80,000 Euro gross per year / 6,667 Euro gross per month / 4,464 Euro net per month allows for a very comfortable style of living for two people.
Michele on Jan 29, 2021:
Hi, I could get a job offer for 80k in Frankfurt, I live with my wife, how much will it be the net salary? Will it be enough to live well?

Thanks
Michael on Mar 31, 2020:
3 rooms apartment (not premium) from 750 per month cold. Let's say 1000 because you just moved in and will be looking for it in a rush.
food/transportation for 3-4 people under 1000 per month.
Utilities, heating ect is crazy. Depends on insulation, heating machine in the building and your consumption. Can get up to 500 per month.
Total: your basics are covered with 1000 + 1000 + 500; Add up 500 because "you used to live more luxury than me". From 77k you will have over 4000 on hands (tax class 3 while wife will stay on tax class 5). So, you get 1000 leftover per month.
Good luck.
Regarding 100k contract - awesome, but I guess you lived life and will not accept described above lifestyle and may be willing to live in walking distance to work...
Your netto income can be calculated here: https://www.bbx.de/grossnet-wage-calculator-germany/
You have tax class 1 if single. Family will have tax total count = 8.
Tax class 3 for you if you wife is in Germany and earns nothing to little - she get class 5 (3+5 = 8). If you earn similar income you would like to take class 4 each (4+4 = 8).
I moved into little town not far from Frankfurt. Been in Franfurt. Living cost above is my experience - exactly same as in my town "Lidl, Aldi for food. C&A; H&M for cloth" exact prices. Regarding rent I know from my freinds living there and from browsing internet.
Look at death rate in Germany compared to other contries due to current pandemic. Checked out? Now you know why your taxes are so high. I mean it worth it to pay. You get social coverage in return.
Deepak on Jan 08, 2020:
Many employers pay an Annual bonus based on company and individual performance. So that can be used for vacations, bigger purchases, visiting home country etc
Chen on Oct 09, 2019:
Hi, I am Chinese business owner, and business is doing very good. I want to invest some of the money in buying couple of flats or a even a building and then to rent them for living. I see rent prices in Germany are very high.
Is this viable?
Abror on Sep 10, 2018:
I wanna go to frankfut in order to study.Thus i need suggestion who lives in the city.And i intend to know exact cost-of-living per.month.if there anybody who studies or lives there please help.One more question is it allowed to work for international student.please i wait you.thank u