Cost of Living in Munich

Summary about cost of living in Munich:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 € 10.00-15.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 € 45.00-75.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 € 7.00-9.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.80 € 3.50-4.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.50 € 3.00-4.00
Cappuccino (regular) 3.14 € 2.50-4.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.70 € 2.00-3.50
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.25 € 2.00-3.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.15 € 2.61-3.79
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.37 € 0.85-1.81
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.81 € 0.45-1.27
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.13 € 1.55-3.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.42 € 3.25-5.44
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.59 € 2.95-4.53
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.40 € 3.99-8.16
Apples (1 lb) 1.02 € 0.90-1.31
Banana (1 lb) 0.74 € 0.54-0.91
Oranges (1 lb) 0.96 € 0.60-1.36
Tomato (1 lb) 1.19 € 0.91-1.81
Potato (1 lb) 0.44 € 0.32-0.82
Onion (1 lb) 0.47 € 0.22-0.72
Lettuce (1 head) 0.92 € 0.49-1.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.50 € 0.30-1.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 5.00 € 4.99-8.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.89 € 0.70-1.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.13 € 0.92-1.49
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 6.40 € 6.00-7.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.90 € 2.70-2.90
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 66.60 € 55.20-79.10
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.70 € 3.20-4.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.06 € 2.82-4.02
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.00 € 26.00-30.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.36 € 4.92-5.87
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,262.50 € 18,250.00-25,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 18,411.11 € 15,210.00-21,590.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 229.39 € 130.00-330.56
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 € 0.09-0.12
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31.94 € 24.00-45.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 32.36 € 20.00-69.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.14 € 14.00-26.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.00 € 9.00-14.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 657.27 € 300.00-1,200.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 15,936.36 € 11,500.00-20,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 72.26 € 40.00-100.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.24 € 20.00-50.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 81.69 € 60.00-120.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 115.59 € 80.00-150.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,116.13 € 800.00-1,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 835.56 € 650.00-1,100.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,172.02 € 1,700.00-2,900.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,645.00 € 1,300.00-2,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 935.08 € 696.77-1,114.83
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 645.21 € 557.41-743.22
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,510.09 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.87 1.40-2.50

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Last update: April 2019
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26 Comments so far

#Anonymous on Mar 07, 2019 :
Might want to put any plans of moving to Germany Netherlands or anywhere else in Europe on hold.Brexit will make it very difficult for everything especially since the Eurozone is collapsing rapidly.We got out of Europe in December.
#macandal on Feb 27, 2019 :
What's the price for a home in Munich?
#Anonymous on Feb 07, 2019 :
@Peter It's not for free if you're still paying through higher taxes. Also, salaries are lower in germany for skilled professionals compared to countries like the States. If you're a white collar professional, you'd be financially better off in Murica than in germany. germany is also less diverse and more racist towards minorities such as East Asians. Much better to be Asian in the States :-)
#Cat on Feb 05, 2019 :

If I am willing to relocate to Munich for an Accounts Payable role, what is the salary that I should ask for that would allow me to live comfortably and also to save some money? I am married, no children yet. Thanks!
#Maher on Sep 17, 2018 :
@ Denis
What countries do you prefer as a software engineer???
#Vas on Dec 28, 2017 :
Munich is a nice and safe city but one of the last places you would want to live as software engineer. Salaries not much higher than other places, high taxation and high cost of living. Not worth it.
#Robert on Nov 22, 2017 :
Currently, I live in Frankfurt. My monthly rent (warm) is 450 Euro for 1 bedroom flat, 30 sqm.
This is quite cheap but I found this flat through friends.
Now, I have a job offer for 80k in Munich, which would mean 3,75k net p.M.. Currently, I have 65k gross (3,15k net).

Is it possible to find a similar 1-room flat for around 1000 Euro warm in Munich (with a location near to a S-Station)?
I am a single and really uncomplicated (no special wishes etc.). Theoretically, I could pay even 1500 Euro rent, but I think the new job should cover at least the difference in living cost. Is this realistic?
#Victor on Nov 07, 2017 :
Hi everyone,
I'm planning to move to Munich with a visa sponsorship and have a question regarding Tax Classes. I am single and have a child who will continue living outside the UE, then which will be my tax class? I or II?. Thanks in advance.
#engineer on Sep 07, 2017 :
I`m working in UK on a T2 Sponsored visa and thinkinh about moving to Munich. I have a wife and 1 yr old kid

Do you think having 4500€ net will suffice ?
- rent 1200€
- kid goes to nursery
- eat/drink at home (%80)
- public transport
#Shubhangi on Aug 14, 2017 :
A single person monthly costs: 942.23$ (797.26€) without rent.
What does it mean?
Without rent , its 942.23$ per month
#Peter on Apr 27, 2017 :
@ Denis
You give a lot of your money to the government, that's right.
Therefor you can see a doctor for free.
If you lose your job, you get high unemployment benefits.
Almost all university degrees are for free.
#Denis on Mar 24, 2017 :
If you like feminism and to give all your money to the government, Germany may be a place for you. otherwise there are much better countries to work as a software engineer.
#Zarko Krusarev on Mar 07, 2017 :
Hello ,i am a civil engineer who wants to go to work in Germany can anyone tell me a good website for seeking jobs in Germany, and what the average salary is there .
Thank you!
#Juan Manuel on Mar 06, 2017 :
Hello, I'm planning on moving to Pffaffenhooffen in a few months, I've been offered a 2000 euro (per month), gross salary, to start. Is that enough for a family of three, and a 4th on the way? If it's not, how much do we need?
Thank you!
#Anonymous on Feb 17, 2017 :
Hi,I m indian,but I have Italian
Nationality. I am interested to open Indian restaurant in Munich. & can speak German language also.I want to know if I start Indian restaurant. Then restaurant going well.cos of lot of Indian restaurant's.?
#Indian on Jan 10, 2017 :
@James, Indians are at top most positions now in Ultra large MNCs and own many so called big brands. The things ruined your cities are your own laziness and unskilled people whom we replace easily. Scum is what you are
#Derek on Sep 15, 2016 :
I am living for years in Munich. I never experiences racism.
#Anonymous on Apr 19, 2016 :
I'm graduate of economics, I speak German, Spanish, English, and some French. I've worked with former Finance minister back in my country, I was in Banking in Finance. I'm married to a German. I'm South East Asian... If you are going to ask me wether Germans are racist? After living here for 16 years and working for 3 years in a German banking institution? YES most educated people I've worked with were racist!
#Boris on Mar 10, 2016 :

If you know german, it should not be so difficult to find a job here.
But without experience and without language skills, it becomes harder.
Salaries in programming in Munich, in general:

- 40.000 (juniors, not much experience),
- 50.000 (mid-level)
- 60.000 (mid-level+, senior)
- 70.000+ (architects, trendy technologies, rare skills etc)

If you live alone, you get around 60% of that amount as after tax salary, meaning 50.000e per year bring you around 2500e per month after taxes.
#herno b on Aug 30, 2015 :
I'm finding the 1800€ listed here as confusing.
Is this a range for blue-collar or white-collar class of people?
What experience(years), education (Bachelor, Masters, Dropout, None) is this range based on.
This will be really helpful to people who plan to come and live in Munich.

With a 1800€ min, I'm assuming the person has min Bachelor degree, and 2 years of experience.
#Jane on Aug 11, 2015 :
Would it be feasible for me to move to Munich right out of college(with a Master's in French/English Language Education) and make a living as a teacher? I will be fluent in German by the time I finish college, as well as French, and I'm a native English speaker.
#Jules on Jul 25, 2015 :
Anyone who says there is racism in munich clearly has encountered the wrong kind of people. I'm asian myself and most of my friends are german, there is no racism whatsoever with them. I have encountered racism, however that's usually only with lesser educated locals (young and old).

Educated people, including young students are very friendly, especially to CIVIL foreigners. Try to adapt to their style, chinese and indians aren't liked because they behave as if they're still at home, pushing you on the subway etc, that's why they have a bad reputation down here.

If you want to encounter real racism, go for cities like Leipzig.
#Lydia on Jul 21, 2015 :
Regarding racism, is it really that bad in Germany? Does anyone here know how they would regard a well educated South American with good English? In Munich and other German cities.

Thanks for any help!
#aiman on Jul 10, 2015 :
how much do they pay for a relations manager in munich?
#Really? on Jul 04, 2015 :
Having spent 7 months in Germany, it's an incredibly racist place and not just against Indians.
#Matt on May 28, 2015 :
Is a apartment really that darn expinsive?!

It's more expensive than a cow rolled in mud on a Sunday!