Cost of Living in Leipzig

Summary about cost of living in Leipzig, Germany:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 8.00 € 5.50-13.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45.00 € 35.00-60.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.50 € 7.00-8.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.35 € 2.50-5.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.50 € 2.60-5.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.66 € 2.00-4.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.19 € 1.50-3.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.76 € 1.00-2.50
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.99 € 2.35-4.13
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.12 € 0.54-2.45
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.89 € 0.44-0.91
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.11 € 1.43-2.98
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.43 € 2.95-4.54
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.05 € 2.22-3.39
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.03 € 3.99-4.99
Apples (1 lb) 0.92 € 0.45-1.36
Banana (1 lb) 0.62 € 0.45-0.88
Oranges (1 lb) 0.65 € 0.60-0.91
Tomato (1 lb) 1.04 € 0.68-1.40
Potato (1 lb) 0.46 € 0.18-0.63
Onion (1 lb) 0.44 € 0.32-0.54
Lettuce (1 head) 0.96 € 0.89-0.99
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.34 € 0.19-0.75
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 4.99 € 2.99-6.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.93 € 0.54-1.52
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.81 € 1.20-3.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 6.40 € 6.40-8.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.70 € 2.60-2.90
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 78.90 € 65.00-79.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 € 3.50-5.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.62 € 2.74-4.02
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25.00 € 24.00-25.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.04 € 4.54-5.87
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 € 23,000.00-25,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,000.00 € 22,000.00-24,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 240.18 € 170.00-365.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.11 € 0.09-0.11
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 32.15 € 25.00-50.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 23.38 € 15.00-30.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 21.25 € 20.00-20.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 € 8.00-12.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 145.82 € 120.00-800.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 9,320.00 € 7,200.00-12,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 63.88 € 45.00-105.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 33.57 € 17.00-45.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 74.14 € 50.00-90.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 81.67 € 45.00-120.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 525.00 € 420.00-900.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 436.11 € 330.00-602.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,098.89 € 850.00-1,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 939.25 € 750.00-1,200.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 340.64 € 278.71-464.51
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 215.22 € 167.22-306.58
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,752.50 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.84 1.00-2.15

Prices in Leipzig

This city had 339 entries in the past 12 months by 45 different contributors.
Last update: February 2021
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9 Comments so far
Anonymous on Jul 29, 2019:
how many euros average expenditure(one bedroom flat, utilities, food, transportation etc) for a person(non-smoker)?
Albert on Feb 25, 2019:
Prices of 16 to 25 cent for half a liter of local beer in a supermarket are either fantasy or year 1918.

Half a liter of local (German) beer in a supermarket cost from €0.60 (discount) to €1.10 (Paulaner Hebe Weissbier from München)
Albert on Feb 25, 2019:
How large is an "Apartment (1 bedroom)"? 30 square meter (sqm)? 50?
same for Apartment (3 bedrooms) 80 sqm? 90? 200?

Mine is 104 sqm, close to Stadtmitte in an attractive neighbourhood and it cost € 920/month (called Kaltmiete), € 1050 with h/c water, electricity, television and internet (called Warmmiete).

You pay by the sqm, not number of rooms.
Albert on Feb 25, 2019:
Anonymous asks "€1500 per month is this enough to live in leipzig for 2 adults and 1 child" ?

Nope.

I live in Leipzig.

€1500 per month is enough to survive in leipzig for 2 adults and 1 child, a frugal life.

Two non-smoking adults w/o children spend some € 1300 to 1400 a month.
Rudolf Cicko on Jan 24, 2019:
I am living in Leipzig for one year and working as software engineer. If anyone has any doubt just e-mail me ;)
alan graham on Aug 10, 2018:
Getting back pay in few months and wanting to stay a year abroad. What is the actual rent for a 4 bedroom house/flat and what's good app to look for a place. I'd pay up lease in full btw just like I do here in us
Anonymous on Jun 12, 2018:
€1500 per month is this enough to live in leipzig for 2 adults and 1 child
siiix on May 12, 2018:
you have to take this site with a grain of salt take 40% off from what ever you see here , in all countries :) i travel a lot , and i live in leipzig , common , a beer 3 euros , its 16 cents in the supermarket , and 1.50 in a bar , same for the rest
Anonymous on Jan 09, 2018:
Hi I am planning to go to study in Leipzig, could anyone help me with some info about how to find a good place to live near to Leipzig University??

Greetings