Cost of Living in Hamburg

Summary about cost of living in Hamburg, Germany:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 € 7.00-20.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 € 40.00-80.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 € 7.00-10.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.00 € 3.00-5.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.75 € 2.80-5.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.99 € 2.00-3.80
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.51 € 2.00-3.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.04 € 1.70-2.75
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.30 € 2.65-3.79
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.42 € 0.68-2.72
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.97 € 0.45-1.81
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.53 € 1.43-3.60
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.55 € 2.00-6.80
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.24 € 1.81-4.54
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.63 € 2.27-6.80
Apples (1 lb) 1.03 € 0.45-1.36
Banana (1 lb) 0.77 € 0.52-1.36
Oranges (1 lb) 1.05 € 0.60-1.81
Tomato (1 lb) 1.23 € 0.73-2.72
Potato (1 lb) 0.69 € 0.27-1.11
Onion (1 lb) 0.67 € 0.33-0.91
Lettuce (1 head) 1.08 € 0.79-1.99
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.59 € 0.19-1.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 5.00 € 3.99-8.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.91 € 0.58-1.29
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.43 € 0.70-2.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 6.85 € 6.00-8.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.30 € 3.00-3.60
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 90.50 € 70.00-126.96
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 € 2.80-5.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.09 € 2.69-3.94
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 € 28.80-36.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.27 € 4.54-6.02
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,300.00 € 16,980.00-23,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,725.71 € 18,000.00-25,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 230.63 € 150.00-425.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.11 € 0.05-0.19
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31.67 € 25.00-49.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 35.53 € 20.00-70.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.50 € 11.00-25.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 € 10.00-15.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 315.00 € 190.00-500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 14,050.00 € 5,550.00-18,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 79.89 € 45.00-100.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 33.42 € 20.00-50.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 88.55 € 60.00-120.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 122.42 € 60.00-160.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 919.60 € 700.00-1,200.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 661.18 € 450.00-900.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,792.65 € 1,400.00-2,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,313.33 € 1,000.00-1,700.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 641.26 € 482.44-899.99
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 400.46 € 325.16-557.41
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,358.80 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.79 1.20-2.00

Prices in Hamburg

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Last update: November 2020
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8 Comments so far
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.
barclay on Dec 11, 2019:
Hi Guys,

It would be great if someone can share some numbers. I am a Software Engineer with more than 11 years of experience. I am expecting an offer from a company in Yelp. What should be the Minimum salary I should expect. I will be moving there with my wife aNd a 1 year old daughter.

Thanking in advance for your valuable feedback.

Best regards,
Anonymous on Sep 12, 2019:
I am from India and working as Software Engineer and looking for Job in Germany any referrals would be great help
Lokesh on Jul 11, 2019:
I am living in India. IT company in Hamburg offering me job as software engineer. what would be the good salary package there?
Anonymous on May 10, 2019:
# MJ your salary should be atleast 6,000 each month to live a comfortable life for a single person.
MJ on Oct 11, 2017:
Hi Guys,

It would be great if someone can share some numbers. I am a Software Engineer with more than 8 years of experience. I am expecting an offer from a company in Yelp. What should be the Minimum salary I should expect. I will be moving there with my wife a 5 year old son and a new born baby boy.

Thanking in advance for your valuable feedback.

Best regards,
Wolfgang on Oct 02, 2017:
living in Hamburg i would say that prices are nearly exact and gives a good average.
please have in mind that having a "net" sellary of 2200 Euro you need to have a brutto income of 4000 Euro!
Wolf.