Cost of Living in Frankfurt

Summary of cost of living in Frankfurt, Germany:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 17.50 € 7.00-23.38
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 70.00 € 50.00-107.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 € 8.69-11.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 € 3.50-6.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.00 € 3.50-5.00
Cappuccino (regular) 3.47 € 2.00-4.50
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.73 € 2.00-3.80
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.57 € 2.00-3.50
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.27 € 3.75-6.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.83 € 1.13-2.72
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.25 € 0.57-1.81
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.43 € 2.39-4.74
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.68 € 3.63-9.03
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.11 € 2.77-7.67
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.05 € 3.29-8.12
Apples (1 lb) 1.18 € 0.54-1.36
Banana (1 lb) 0.63 € 0.59-0.91
Oranges (1 lb) 0.93 € 0.54-1.81
Tomato (1 lb) 1.46 € 0.59-2.26
Potato (1 lb) 0.64 € 0.36-0.82
Onion (1 lb) 0.70 € 0.45-1.00
Lettuce (1 head) 1.82 € 1.00-1.99
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.77 € 0.30-1.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 5.99 € 3.50-8.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.86 € 0.65-1.20
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.52 € 0.90-2.80
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.20 € 8.00-9.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.40 € 2.85-3.80
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 49.00 € 49.00-98.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 € 3.50-5.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.86 € 3.22-4.83
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 € 25.00-38.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.66 € 6.44-7.19
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,180.00 € 25,000.00-27,180.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,790.00 € 23,000.00-29,910.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 290.81 € 188.00-435.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 20.57 € 9.99-40.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 42.90 € 29.99-60.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 44.09 € 20.00-75.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.88 € 10.00-25.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.00 € 11.50-15.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 460.00 € 290.00-800.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 13,533.33 € 10,800.00-20,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 67.41 € 35.00-100.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 29.61 € 18.95-50.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 81.90 € 55.00-110.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 111.79 € 70.00-200.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,236.58 € 910.00-1,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 846.40 € 660.00-1,200.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,176.73 € 1,500.00-3,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,520.45 € 1,000.00-2,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 696.40 € 520.25-929.02
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 411.89 € 329.80-510.96
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,559.01 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.84 1.95-5.00

Prices in Frankfurt

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Last update: April 2024
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7 Comments so far
Anonymous on Feb 22, 2024:
I wonder how people can spend 968€ per month without rent.

-200€ per month for food if you cook in the evening and buy food for lunch at the office

-300€ the utilities

-50€ the gym

- 100€ for having fun with friends in the weekends

- transportation for 1 person is 50€ month

Like all this is around 700€.
Anonymous on Feb 19, 2024:
The estimated monthly cost of living without rent by now is recorded : 968.4€ for a single person, I would say pretty accurate at the time.

The price of apartments start from 1000 for a single studio around 20 sqM and for an average 50 sqM modern or renovated 1 bedroom apartment (not old houses) starts from 1500 warm throughout the city.

Do the rest of calculation :)

PS.
- You might be able to find older apartments around 1300 If you get lucky but there aren't much.
- Everything else is relatively more expensive than other cities in Germany, IMO if not more expensive than MUC its almost the same price now!
Martin Peters on Jan 02, 2024:
@Jolanda

Welcome to Frankfurt :-)!

There are several real estate sites, the best ones probably are immobilienscout24.de or immowelt.de.

Regarding tax, my view is you probably want to be in class 3, your husband in class 5. Once you both earn about the same amount switch to 4 and 4. But: I am no tax consultant, so this is just my personal opinion. See also here: https://www.expattax.de/marriage-tax-classes-germany/ or https://www.steuertipps.de/service/rechner/wahl-der-steuerklasse/ (simply translate with Google).

Depending on the job your husband is looking for he could try the „Agentur für Arbeit“ (Job Center) or look online for jobs that don‘t require German language skills: indeed.com, StepStone.de, LinkedIn, etc. There are plenty of European and international companies in Frankfurt.

Good luck!
Jolanda on Dec 21, 2023:
Hi. Can someone let me know where i can search for rents? I have a job offer in Frankfurt , leaving from Dublin , my husband wont work for now... so how is best to put the class on wage for tax? Also , is there some help from institution where he can go and ask for job if he doesnt speak german ?
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