Cost of Living in Munich

Summary of cost of living in Munich, Germany:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 € 9.00-25.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 75.00 € 60.00-150.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 11.00 € 10.00-12.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.50 € 3.50-6.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.50 € 3.50-5.50
Cappuccino (regular) 3.73 € 2.00-4.50
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.20 € 2.00-4.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.70 € 2.00-3.50
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.40 € 3.75-6.44
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.10 € 1.13-4.54
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.22 € 0.68-1.81
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.17 € 2.39-4.32
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.90 € 3.63-11.79
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.71 € 2.95-7.67
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.43 € 4.54-10.89
Apples (1 lb) 1.24 € 0.68-1.81
Banana (1 lb) 0.73 € 0.59-1.81
Oranges (1 lb) 1.06 € 0.68-2.27
Tomato (1 lb) 1.45 € 0.59-2.26
Potato (1 lb) 0.76 € 0.48-1.63
Onion (1 lb) 0.80 € 0.52-1.36
Lettuce (1 head) 1.80 € 1.00-2.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.91 € 0.30-2.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 5.99 € 4.00-8.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.96 € 0.65-1.20
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.63 € 1.15-2.70
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.20 € 8.00-10.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.70 € 3.00-4.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 49.00 € 49.00-65.90
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.50 € 4.50-6.99
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.86 € 3.22-6.44
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 36.00 € 24.00-45.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.90 € 6.47-7.57
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,180.00 € 24,000.00-29,275.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,625.00 € 24,000.00-30,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 295.49 € 190.00-447.37
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 22.92 € 10.00-40.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 37.43 € 27.99-50.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 46.35 € 20.00-99.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 26.19 € 20.00-35.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.00 € 10.00-15.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 837.41 € 450.00-1,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 14,575.00 € 9,600.00-30,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 83.58 € 40.00-120.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 33.38 € 16.00-79.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 83.00 € 50.00-140.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 112.86 € 50.00-199.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,459.38 € 1,004.00-1,800.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,154.38 € 800.00-1,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,476.44 € 1,800.00-3,400.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,005.26 € 1,500.00-2,600.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 955.00 € 733.93-1,393.53
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 701.89 € 557.41-929.02
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,449.00 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.45 1.99-4.20

Prices in Munich

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Last update: May 2024
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24 Comments so far
Adolf on Jan 21, 2024:
I am utterly disgusted by what the international jew has done to this city.
Hansi on Mar 12, 2023:
It seems as if somebody just copy-pasted the average net salary (3366 EUR?!) from some internet average calculating website. No way... Nobody in my family and among my relatives earns that much, more like 2200-2500 EUR / month. 3000 EUR+ net is some serious salary for engineers, lawyers...etc. By the way, a lot of the job contracts are temporary and it is very rare to be a full-time employee on a payroll in Munich in my experience...
Anonymous on Nov 11, 2022:
FYI companies that lure foreigners to Germany working for their companies get a tax break the other unspoken rule.
Anonymous on Nov 11, 2022:
The amounts offered by companies sounds great but the majority of foreigners relocating to Germany never think about two very important aspects.VAT VALUE ADDED TAX plus starting taxes is 18% and up to 33 % depending upon your pay scale.Crunch vat tax plus 18% on the eur at the lowest tax rate which is still substantial being.46 eur on every eur you earn.Basically .54 eur net before rent utilities and other expenses which is the actual breakdown.
averagesalary on Nov 02, 2022:
How can average salary in Munich be 3300 Euros after taxes? I think this statistics makes no sense for whole Munich. Maybe this should be changed to “average salary of contributors”
kkgs on Sep 18, 2022:
What are your thoughts about 75K yearly gross? Is it enough for a person who come from abroad?
I’m looking for max approx. 1250€ (warm rent) apartments but i cannot estimate rest of my salary would be enough to live, decent life and save money?
Thanks a lot
Anonymous on Aug 21, 2022:
Apartment rents are way too high in Munich. Even in the outskirt areas. If you want to have a three bedroom apartment at the edge of munich, you would need more than 1800 monthly. Then add all the utility costs and don't forget the rising prices if energy.

What is average depends on your job, skills, degrees, lifestyle,... In essence, what do you expect to do with your salary?

And bear in mind that Germans will always try to underpay foreigners (it doesn't matter if you are from India, Africa, South America, Eastern Europe) because they will always come to the point that you do not speak perfect German language which is a "requirement" for a job.
Anonymous on Aug 16, 2022:
Is 55,000K is a good salary for a single person to live in Munich and save some as well?
Shubham on Aug 12, 2022:
Hi,

I'm getting 4k euro Gross salary at munich, after tax around 2500 euros, I'm from India is it good or average or below average salary.
I'm having 1lk INR salary right now in India, got this offer and bit confused to move ahead with offer.

Regards,
Shubham
Any on Mar 18, 2022:
Hello . I am single and have received a job offer for Munich.
Can you tell me if 74 K gross annual salary is enough for one person?
Mahesh on Mar 14, 2022:
Hi,
I a planning to move to Munich with an annual CTC of Euro 150,000. We are a family of three - me, my wife and son. My Wife is a home maker and Son will start to go to uni. Any pointers on deductions, cost of living and appx net savings.

Kind Regards.
Anonymous on Mar 09, 2022:
2300 for a 3 bedroom apartment in Munich is just not correct it would be MINIMUM 3000 euros a month
Chirag on Oct 21, 2021:
Hi Hemanth

You can calculate salary, tax and other things in below link. It is very useful

https://www.brutto-netto-rechner.info/gehalt/gross_net_calculator_germany.php
MK HEMANTH KUMAR on Oct 10, 2021:
My daughter got job in Munich in the month on July 2021 after completing her masters in micro Electronics.
Please mail me the actual/ average cost of living in Munich at present.
Her gross pay is 5875 / month.
What % would be the income tax.
Next year 2022 in 1st quarter I am planning her marriage.
What all benefits will she be eligible after marriage.
Like income tax benefit, etc
Anonymous on Oct 06, 2021:
88k EUR gross in Munich, as a single living at a place nicely connected with Hauptbahnhof. I used https://www.bbx.de/grossnet-wage-calculator-germany/ which estimates net monthly salary around 4200 EUR. What should I expect the total cost to be? I assume rent+grocery+public transport should consume at most 2000 EUR, is that a good estimate?
Anonymous on Aug 25, 2021:
@Margret for a developer 24k in Germany is crap
Klaudia on Aug 03, 2021:
@Margret 24k per year in Munich (but also in Germany) is far too low and will not be sufficient for living in Munich! On average a junior software developer in Munich gets around 50k per year. 24k in netto is only around 17k which is around 1.4k per month. Unless you're lucky, you should expect to pay min. 600 Euro rent per month (not an apartment, just a room).
Margret on Jul 11, 2021:
I have a job offer as junior software developer in München around 24k per year and I do not know the actual life costs in this big city. I hope one can read this and give a me a feedback.
Anonymous on Jun 29, 2021:
I have lived in both Munich and Toronto for the last 10 years (Corona made it more difficult) but based on my experience, Toronto is more expensive than Munich, virtually in all aspects, other than energy (gas, electricity). I would estimate about 10-15%, without rent/real estate, although downtown real estate is actually comparable. I have a similar size condo in each city, in a comparable area, and the real estate value would be exactly the same. The 5.99% cheaper Toronto as suggested by this site is IMHO not realistic, when compared apples to apples, unless the site compares tax-included prices in Munich with tax-excluded prices in Toronto (as most sticker prices would be) , in which case my estimate would also be correct.
Anonymous on Apr 14, 2021:
I am single living in Munich in a 90 sq meter apartment which cost cold , Euro 2,100 per month around 2,600 bills included . Therefore , Euro 4,000 puts a roof over your head and a few extras , with little left over .. Munich is now to expensive
Anonymous on Feb 04, 2021:
Merkel stopped the flow of middle eastearners two months ago due to civil unrest.Try a different country
Anonymous on Feb 04, 2021:
No that's minimum wage each year not nearly enough for one person. A family of 4 would need 260k to live a decent life.
Rakesh Kumar on Feb 02, 2021:
Hey,

I have a family of 3(including 2 years old baby) and got offer of 80K per anum. Is this sufficient to save some while leaving a decent life?
Anonymous on Dec 20, 2020:
Germany isn't accepting anymore Pakistanis according to Angela Merkel.