Cost of Living in Hamburg

Summary about cost of living in Hamburg:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 € 8.00-13.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 € 40.00-60.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.00 € 6.00-8.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.50 € 2.00-4.22
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.00 € 2.00-3.50
Cappuccino (regular) 2.81 € 2.00-3.50
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.12 € 1.00-3.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.69 € 0.90-3.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.81 € 2.08-3.79
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.48 € 0.59-2.27
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.68 € 0.45-0.91
Eggs (12) 1.88 € 1.29-2.39
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.53 € 2.27-6.80
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.59 € 2.59-5.44
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.58 € 2.95-10.43
Apples (1 lb) 1.03 € 0.68-1.36
Banana (1 lb) 0.77 € 0.45-0.91
Oranges (1 lb) 1.20 € 0.73-1.36
Tomato (1 lb) 1.28 € 0.91-1.81
Potato (1 lb) 0.59 € 0.45-0.91
Onion (1 lb) 0.66 € 0.41-0.91
Lettuce (1 head) 1.07 € 0.98-1.80
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.49 € 0.20-1.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 5.00 € 4.00-6.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.96 € 0.80-1.50
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.17 € 0.99-2.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 6.00 € 6.00-6.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.05 € 2.20-3.20
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 80.00 € 60.00-103.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.20 € 3.00-3.70
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 € 2.61-4.83
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25.35 € 20.00-30.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.96 € 4.54-5.30
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,000.00 € 19,000.00-25,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 18,110.00 € 12,000.00-32,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 267.47 € 177.08-364.29
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.09 € 0.09-0.11
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 25.87 € 19.90-40.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 37.65 € 25.00-60.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 16.30 € 10.00-20.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.50 € 10.00-13.50
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 210.00 € 150.00-270.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 16,000.00 € 16,000.00-16,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 81.29 € 60.00-100.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 39.49 € 30.00-50.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 93.75 € 80.00-120.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 118.25 € 80.00-150.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 743.44 € 550.00-1,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 510.94 € 400.00-750.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,530.00 € 1,200.00-2,300.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,071.43 € 600.00-1,400.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 481.23 € 325.16-650.32
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 274.99 € 185.80-371.61
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,158.93 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 2.18 1.50-3.00

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Last update: June 2017
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19 Comments so far

#Alejandro Llamas on Aug 31, 2016 :
Now i see why i have to study there its a amazing place to live too, free university in all germany and now a good place to live damm in the usa and mexico we dont have those good oportunities i can't wait to finish my last year of high school and 2 years of college and move there.
#Anonymous on Aug 09, 2016 :
it seems the 0.33 water bottle price stated is an airport price. In
Germany it is not common to sell 0.33l water bottles. Usual sizes are
0.5, 0.7, 1.0 and 1.5 liter bottles. The price for a mineral water
bottle (PET) in a supermarked like Aldi ranges from 19 to 39 cents.
Higher quality water (more minerals) is in a range of 0.90 to 2.00 EUR
##agata on Mar 16, 2016 :
hi, i am agata
i looking for master study in performing art. can somebody tell me which good uni in hamburg?
#Daud Pervaiz on Mar 07, 2015 :
Hello! The website here is very informative for the non-immigrants therefore I don't think the prices of Apartments does match what were told to me by my uncle living in Hamburg.I am moving to Hamburg soon so let's see how it goes.
#Abraham faith on Jan 16, 2015 :
Please how do I get an admission for Master's degree at Damntor university. I would appreciate ur help
#Petr Tvaruzek on Sep 26, 2014 :
I just moved to Hamburg. Beware, a 1 room apartment in the city center for 629 eur (as shown here) is amost impossible to find. It took us 1 month to get one for 900 eur monthly.
#anonymous2 on Jun 16, 2014 :
Hi Anonymous,

Hamburg has a good job situation, with many international companies.
Most still expect you to have some knowledge of german language though.
Rents are much higher, than what this website suggests, so you'd be better off with a job before you arrive.
#Anonymous on Apr 11, 2014 :
Hello! I live in California but would like to relocate to hamburg. Just curious if it will be easy to find a job over there. I am an accountant but I can take any office jobs available. Should I look for an employer first before moving or look when I get there?

Please advise so I have an idea. Thank you for your time.
#Syed yamin on Mar 11, 2014 :
I did my diploma in electronics engineering and now i want to do from free university of germany friends plz suggest me how i can take admission in that university
#neggi on Feb 26, 2014 :
Hey guys
i'm neggi , i really appreciated if somebody help me with an information about finding flat for 2 person, for long term in Humburg, how can i find a cheap and nice flat around 500 euro to 600 euro
#Mahesh on Dec 10, 2013 :
Hello Guys,

Please help me!!!

I am expecting an offer from a company in Hamburg. What would be an ideal salary that i should demand and negotiate for a family of 3 (8 yrs old son) to live comfortably. I am not keen on car but would be good. what other facilities can i request from the company.

thanks in advance

#Norbert on Sep 10, 2013 :
Appartments in Hamburg are most expensive in center of the city: f.e. Eppendorf, Rotherbaum, Harvestehude, Uhlenhorst, Winterhude, Eimsbuettel, Ottensen, parts of St. Georg and St. Pauli. If you will save money: Barmbek, Hamm, Horn. Langenhorn, Eidelstedt, Harburg, Farmsen, Rahlstedt or Norderstedt is cheaper. Hamburg have a well and safe public transport system the When you seek an appartment look were is the nearest bus oder train station.
#Niaz hossain on Aug 13, 2013 :
I'm from south asia.i wanna complete my post graduation in pharmacy from any humburg universities..can you recommend me how can i go and have there any universities with pharmacy department?
#Admire on Jul 26, 2013 :
Hi! I'm a student from South East Asia...I will study my PhD in Hamburg...but I will bring my family (2 children) it enough to stay with 1300 EUR per month? I will looking for a room out of town to get cheaper price....please inform
#lazby on Jul 10, 2013 :
@#hashim, am planning to move to Hamburg soon, what's the Visa and travelling requirments. Please contact for details on +2348066216584.
#Missy on Jul 05, 2013 :
Hi I was wondering what is it like for a USA degree of nursing with no prior experience to move to hamburg? What would the process be? I don't even speak the language or know the culture so I was very curious.
#hashim on Jun 28, 2013 :
hi guys...anybody planning to move to Hamburg in August 2013
#Arvind on Jun 22, 2013 :
Hi to all
I am an Indian,
I am expecting an offer from a co. In hamburg.
If offer works out i want to relocate to hamburg with my wife and 5 month baby.
My co. going to provide me appartment, local conveyance passes & pvt. Medical insurance.
With this above facility what should I demand for comfortable stay in hamburg.
Offer should to be such that i am able to save 15000 euros a year.
If anydody can help us with information we will be extremely thankful.
#Ali on Jun 18, 2013 :
Hi , I am Ali , I am from Egypt but I live in Saudi Arabia, I was thinking about going to college in Hamburg. I searched a lot for information on the internet, but i need someone living in Hamburg to answer my questions. How is life in Hamburg for a foreigner? Are the expenses less than average, average, or above? Will my religion, Islam, cause a problem for me - although I heard that many different ethnic groups live there. Would you recommend me to rent an apartment or buy one (i will be staying for at least 5-7 years) . Is it hard finding an apartment? Do I take an apartment near the city center or away? Do you think life in Hamburg is expenseive? Is transportation easy ?

Excuse My curiousity :D thank you :)