Cost of Living in Luxembourg

Summary about cost of living in Luxembourg, Luxembourg:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 17.50 € 12.00-25.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 70.00 € 50.00-120.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 € 9.00-10.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 € 4.00-6.50
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 € 3.50-6.00
Cappuccino (regular) 3.34 € 2.50-4.50
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.78 € 2.50-3.80
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.62 € 2.50-3.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.12 € 4.16-6.25
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.17 € 1.36-3.18
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.75 € 0.45-1.09
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.34 € 1.66-5.99
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.97 € 4.54-11.34
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.17 € 2.87-7.26
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.42 € 4.08-10.43
Apples (1 lb) 1.11 € 0.68-1.36
Banana (1 lb) 0.82 € 0.68-1.36
Oranges (1 lb) 1.17 € 0.45-1.36
Tomato (1 lb) 1.10 € 0.41-1.59
Potato (1 lb) 0.91 € 0.45-1.13
Onion (1 lb) 1.06 € 0.68-1.36
Lettuce (1 head) 1.18 € 1.00-1.90
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.93 € 0.42-2.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.00 € 6.00-15.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.44 € 1.40-3.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.66 € 1.20-4.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 5.30 € 5.00-5.40
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.00 € 0.00-2.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 0.00 € 0.00-25.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 € 3.00-5.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 5.63 € 4.35-8.05
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 € 30.00-32.60
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.24 € 4.09-4.58
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,150.00 € 21,150.00-22,500.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,374.17 € 24,055.00-27,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 231.47 € 196.15-318.75
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.23 € 0.12-0.30
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 51.20 € 40.00-75.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 46.56 € 23.00-85.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 30.29 € 17.00-30.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.00 € 10.00-15.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,265.56 € 800.00-2,200.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 15,125.00 € 13,000.00-20,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 91.54 € 65.00-120.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 39.44 € 24.00-50.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 84.62 € 50.00-100.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 128.50 € 90.00-300.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,546.77 € 1,250.00-2,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,217.31 € 1,000.00-1,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,900.00 € 2,500.00-4,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,326.32 € 2,000.00-3,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 948.08 € 743.22-1,393.53
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 689.43 € 557.41-929.02
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,826.14 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.65 1.00-2.00

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33 Comments so far
Anny on Nov 29, 2020:
Hi, you wrote "For a family of three or four with no one else working, the situation changes:
3500 x 0.75 (there are tax benefits for children and non working partner, it might be underestimated)= 2625
-1500 for an apartment (including utilities): 1125
-800 for groceries and related items (in Germany)= 325
-200 for other general expenses= 125 (disposable income)"....

How...if school for one child is 1.260 eur?
Alex on Oct 08, 2020:
I have a consultant offer and in couple of months I plane to bring also my family ( 2 small kids).
The monthly income is around 4.500€ and I want to know if this can be ok for 4 people. We plane to rent an apartment with 2 bedroomsmy wife speak German, could be easy to find something?
Also how much is the kindergarten there .
Tarabas on Sep 20, 2020:
Hi,

How much will I pay in tax with a gross salary of 50K. I am a single person and will be moving in Luxembourg in a few months. Thanks
Pranab on Aug 11, 2020:
Hello friends, can any suggest me a facebook group and a special website where I will get help interms of housing in Luxembourg?
Cyril on Jul 15, 2020:
I'm an Italian citizen, married and father to two children (6 and 3) and i'll be moving to Luxembourg alone for work.
I need to know how income tax is applied given that my family (wife and children) is settled in Italy (wife has a job).
Do I get tax deductions for children even though they live in a different country in the EU?
Any idea about family and/or children allowances in my case?
Unknown on Jun 29, 2020:
Olusegun: It depends on several factors: 1.- languages you speak (It would be ideal to dominate french, german and english or at least french and english); 2.- your nationality: eu/eea/efta (increases probailities significantly) - non eu (decreases probabilities significantly); 3.- your occupational sector: banking, finance, it, accounting, tax (increases probabilities).
The second factor as i explained in a previous comment is especially important, in the current situation for non eu citizens who are not sponsored by a company or don't have the graduate visa it's really hard to find a job.
Unknown on Jun 29, 2020:
Luca:
It depends, for a single person, your budget could be like this: you'll spend around 650-900 for a decent room. If you cross the border to Germany in order to buy groceries and general items, you could end up spending close to 350-400. Let's leave 100 euros for cellphone, healthcare, and other general expenses. Therefore your budget will be as follows:
3500 x 0.7 (your taxes could be around 30%, it might be an overestimation though)= 2450.
-900 for a room= 1550.
-400 for groceries and related items= 1150
-100 for other general expenses= 1050. (disposable income)
For a family of three or four with no one else working, the situation changes:
3500 x 0.75 (there are tax benefits for children and non working partner, it might be underestimated)= 2625
-1500 for an apartment (including utilities): 1125
-800 for groceries and related items (in Germany)= 325
-200 for other general expenses= 125 (disposable income)
Anonymous on Jun 25, 2020:
@superresistant

Yes..The transportation is free with bottomless drinks and lunch inside the bus. The taxi free also if you want to travel all Luxembourg for a day. Just ask the taxi driver and he will be happy to stroll with you.
Anonymous on Jun 25, 2020:
@Luca

Hello, You will live like a queen with that salary in Lux.
Anonymous on Jun 25, 2020:
@olusegun,

Hi..You'll get the job that you want as soon as you landed in Lux.
Olusegun on Jun 24, 2020:
Hi
Am planning to immigrate to Luxembourg soon, what are the chances for me to get there, also securing a job, how easy is it going to be
Luca on Jun 15, 2020:
I received an offer of 3,500 Euro gross per month. Is it enough to live comfortably in Luxembourg?
Unknown on Apr 28, 2020:
I completely agree with the two previous comments, transport in Luxembourg is free
superresistant on Apr 06, 2020:
Guys please update the public transportation prices, it's free so 0
Piotr on Mar 15, 2020:
Hi
Luxembourg probably is the first country in Europe that have free mass(public) transport system in a country. So ticket prices may be now obsolete.
Marco on Jan 03, 2020:
Hi, how much can be a gross salary for someone with grade and post grade studies to work in Luxemburg? I have Italian citizenship. Family of two persons, with my girlfriend with grade studies too.
Thanks!!
Emilio on Dec 09, 2019:
Im a EU citizen.

is 60,000 gross salary per year (i understand is around 3500 net income per month) enough for a family of 4 (my wife and I and 2 children age 6-10)?
is it cheaper/possible to live outside Luxemburgo in another country and commute every day
Rahul on Nov 15, 2019:
Hi everyone,

I got an offer in luxembourg and they are offering me 47000 base pay. will this salary good enough for me. I'm a single person and want to live a basic life in luxembourg. can someone give me a breakdown of my net monthly gross after all deductions and other cost like public transport, utilities and food
Unknown on Aug 30, 2019:
#Iryna, with the resident visa, you are obligated to reside in Luxembourg, so you can't commute from other countries.
Unknown on Aug 30, 2019:
#Palak Bathla, Luxembourg has a citizenship based job priority system, which means that an employer must first prefer a luxembourgish citizen, if it's not possible to find one for the specific position, the possition can be offered to an eu citizen and only if it's not possible to find one, the job can be offered to a non-eu citizen, so basically it's really hard for non eu-citizens to find jobs in Luxembourg. The alternatives to that are: coming as an expat (your company sponsor you and they do all the paperwork) or come here as a student in which case you can obtain the graduate visa that allows you to find jobs with the same priority than luxembourgish citizens.
Carol Marie Presley on Aug 23, 2019:
What kind of jobs do they have in Luxembourg and what is the pay rate..
Palak Bathla on Aug 23, 2019:
I want to come Luxembourg for nursing job.. how I can do visa process.. I need an agent who process in this country.
Spencer Wiggins on Aug 07, 2019:
Would 4,000 Euro a month be sufficient for a family of two
Iryna on Apr 30, 2019:
Hi. I am non-EU citizen. If I will get Visa and job in Luxembourg, would I be able to rent a place in France or Germany? Like commuting every day to work to Luxembourg, pay tax to Luxembourg, but have a rent contract for apartment in another EU country?
AR on Mar 19, 2019:
Hello
I will be moving to Luxembourg to study. Is 2500 Euro per month sufficient for the family of 2(me and my wife) to live normally?
Thanks
Naya on Mar 19, 2019:
4k€ (nett) in Luxembourg, with at least 1.6k€ for rental, is ok, just not to expect to save a lot. If you shop for groceries and services across the border, in Germany, it will be a comfortable life, until partner finds a job. Luxembourg is quite expensive in terms of lodging, and quite hard to find an apartment, since a lot of homeowners do not want children or pets. Also, try to find an apartment without agency intermediary, because that rises costs on arrival for one rent plus VAT. There are groups on Facebook and a special website that does not include agencies.
When you see the first apartment you like, take it right there, because competition for finding a place is big and nobody will wait for you to decide.
Nkola on Sep 23, 2018:
Is 3.300 eur net salary enough for family of 3 (me, wife and 17 month son) to live normaly? thanks
yana nebolsina on May 24, 2018:
Hello it depends if you will be alone or if you are with a family. If alone USD42k should be ok, knowing that there are lot of tax allowance for "low" income, so USD 42k gross should be close to your net (10% tax maybe?). For accommodation, you can reach me as I am in the real estate: 00352 621193245
Eugene on Feb 19, 2018:
Hello! I will be moving to Luxembourg for work soon. Is $42K gross salary per year sufficient to live comfortably? Also, does anyone have a good recommendation for which area to live in and any tips for house/apartment rental process?

Thanks!
Jane on Jan 18, 2018:
As a student you will need to have minimum 1.078,54 EUR according to visa requirements.
Unfortunately, with this you can't really go out as it's really expensive.

3700 net is a good salary in Luxembourg and you can live comfortably. But it might be hard to find apartment because most owner require you to have a salary equal to 3 times rental price.
Chilko on Sep 10, 2017:
Hey there,

I might move to Luxembourg for studies, living in a dorm would cost me about 500€ a month. What would be considered a good income for a student that would cover my rent?
Wizz on Mar 02, 2017:
Is a salary of Euros 3,700 net enough for a single person to live comfortably in Luxembourg City?
Pepter on Dec 17, 2016:
to Aida

Nope, if you have to rent an appartment then 2.5 is almost nothing, keep in mind that prices are high there on food, on service even higher! So you will have to shop in Lidl's etc, no parties in downtown