Cost of Living in Hamburg

Summary of cost of living in Hamburg, Germany:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 € 9.00-27.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 € 55.00-106.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 € 8.50-10.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.80 € 3.20-6.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.00 € 3.00-6.00
Cappuccino (regular) 3.79 € 2.50-5.50
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.94 € 2.00-4.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.48 € 2.00-4.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.78 € 3.75-7.57
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.80 € 0.91-3.63
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.33 € 0.90-2.27
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.75 € 2.50-6.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.14 € 2.72-11.34
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.02 € 3.86-7.67
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.52 € 3.86-11.34
Apples (1 lb) 1.18 € 0.68-2.27
Banana (1 lb) 0.68 € 0.57-2.27
Oranges (1 lb) 0.91 € 0.50-2.27
Tomato (1 lb) 1.20 € 0.59-2.27
Potato (1 lb) 0.78 € 0.45-1.36
Onion (1 lb) 0.92 € 0.81-1.36
Lettuce (1 head) 1.92 € 1.00-3.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.88 € 0.25-3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 5.00 € 4.50-10.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.94 € 0.90-1.40
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.48 € 0.80-1.80
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.10 € 7.60-9.60
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.35 € 2.80-4.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 49.00 € 49.00-50.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.60 € 3.90-6.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.18 € 4.02-6.44
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 36.00 € 30.00-36.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.71 € 6.44-7.57
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,000.00 € 27,180.00-30,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 39,905.71 € 31,000.00-50,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 290.85 € 170.00-495.83
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 26.24 € 10.00-40.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 42.56 € 29.90-50.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 45.89 € 24.90-80.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.22 € 10.00-26.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.00 € 12.00-16.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 201.00 € 200.00-280.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 29,375.00 € 18,000.00-49,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 81.24 € 40.00-110.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 45.21 € 21.00-80.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 92.83 € 50.00-150.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 137.69 € 70.00-260.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 980.48 € 800.00-1,400.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 736.08 € 600.00-1,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,870.00 € 1,250.00-2,800.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,376.52 € 975.00-2,200.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 756.22 € 647.53-1,068.38
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 475.27 € 376.25-696.77
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,016.43 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.95 3.00-4.00

Prices in Hamburg

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Last update: February 2024
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9 Comments so far
Anonymous on Jan 28, 2024:
greenyham on Jan 05, 2023:
I just accepted an offer of 2500€ net in Hamburg. How hard would it be to live comfortably on this budget ? Will it be possible to save or Travel?

Reply : With 2500 euros net you will live like a King in hamburg foods in supermarket are cheap also in the the restaurant transport ticket almost no one buys it specially at night rents are cheap beers cigarettes are abundant
. Enjoy the Paradise my good old friend.
Krishna on Feb 16, 2023:
What would be good salary package as well to live good life(Safely) in Hamburg.
Krishna on Feb 15, 2023:
Hi, I'm moving with family 3 (Couple with 10 years old) moving to Hamburg in couple of Months. What would cost expenses that would be required to lead a Normal life of 3 in Hamburg.
greenyham on Jan 05, 2023:
I just accepted an offer of 2500€ net in Hamburg. How hard would it be to live comfortably on this budget ? Will it be possible to save or Travel?
Gothchick28 on Dec 07, 2022:
I’m from the US looking into a job in childcare. Do you have any recommendations? I have been working with small children for 6 years so I definitely have experience. Thank you
Berzah on May 15, 2021:
Wanna work in Hamburg or Work with hamburg ? Ding me your plans from ig : berzahberk
Anonymous on Mar 12, 2021:
You should be more daring and do your maritime management in the south China sea.
Anonymuzs on Oct 19, 2020:
hey, i am a postgraduate student of city university of London in the field of maritime management. What would be the good salary package there?
Hambourgeois on Jun 04, 2020:
Hey! Probably late for you Barclay, but if maybe for the next guy: Depending on your own standards of course, but I probably would not move for a base salary under 5000 or 6000. Germany has some of the highest taxes and social security withdrawals, so you have to calculate with around 40% of your salary gone. If you earn less then 45.000 a year you will also have troubles with the residence permit. There is a dual system for foreigners here, so if you earn less then that sum, you will have to go to the overcrowded Ausländeramt (Immigration), wait for hours everytime you are there (They recommend to come at half past 6 - office opens at 8) and have good other reasons to prolong your work permit. If you earn more, there is a Hamburg Welcome Centre, where everything will work more smoothly, as their task is not to get rid of you as cheaply as possible but they actually might want you to stay.