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 € 50.00-80.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 € 7.99-9.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.80 € 3.20-4.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.80 € 3.00-4.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.95 € 2.00-4.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.70 € 2.00-3.50
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.39 € 1.50-3.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.35 € 2.57-3.79
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.39 € 0.91-1.81
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.81 € 0.45-1.27
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.44 € 1.44-3.99
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.42 € 2.72-6.80
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.61 € 2.95-4.53
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.52 € 3.99-8.16
Apples (1 lb) 1.06 € 0.90-1.36
Banana (1 lb) 0.79 € 0.54-0.91
Oranges (1 lb) 0.96 € 0.60-1.36
Tomato (1 lb) 1.11 € 0.91-1.36
Potato (1 lb) 0.50 € 0.31-0.91
Onion (1 lb) 0.54 € 0.32-0.82
Lettuce (1 head) 0.91 € 0.49-1.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.55 € 0.29-1.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 5.00 € 4.99-8.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.92 € 0.80-1.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.09 € 0.92-1.49
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 6.40 € 6.40-7.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.90 € 2.80-2.90
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 66.60 € 56.60-79.90
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 € 3.00-4.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.06 € 2.74-4.02
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.00 € 26.00-30.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.51 € 4.92-6.06
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,000.00 € 19,000.00-25,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,365.00 € 15,210.00-25,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 245.61 € 136.00-377.78
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 € 0.09-0.13
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 32.80 € 25.00-45.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 34.48 € 20.00-65.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.16 € 14.00-30.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 € 9.00-13.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 558.85 € 300.00-860.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 11,566.67 € 5,000.00-20,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 79.17 € 50.00-100.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 33.38 € 20.00-50.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 82.31 € 60.00-100.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 119.30 € 70.00-160.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,176.46 € 850.00-1,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 879.04 € 650.00-1,100.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,179.07 € 1,800.00-3,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,680.68 € 1,300.00-2,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 973.15 € 743.22-1,393.53
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 690.91 € 557.41-836.12
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,687.46 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.79 1.20-2.30

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Last update: October 2019
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31 Comments so far

#S Chathuranga Jayasinghe on Sep 13, 2019 :
I read the comments here and what i got is, If I'm getting a 6000 Eur salary I will get only 4020 Eur (33% tax reduction). Is it enough for a family of 3???
##van on Sep 02, 2019 :
to #Ricardo
62k is sufficient for living here with your family.
Unfortunately you will not have much opportunity to choose where to live as the demand is insane :(
Flat in the center or house in the outskirts will be too expensive: 1600 - 2000.
Most likely you will rent a flat in the outskirts but this is fine as the transport network is really great!
#van on Sep 02, 2019 :
#Madhusudhana Reddy: 90,000 is a very high salary for Munich and Berlin.
Your taxes will depend on different factors.
For instance I have a child and my wife does not work - I pay ~35% in taxes / contributions.
#Madhusudhana Reddy taniparthy on Aug 31, 2019 :
I am from India.I want to live in Germany.If I get Salary 90000 euro per annum, how much tax will be deducted from my salary.What is cost of living in Berlin..
#Gartner on Aug 19, 2019 :
Munich's after tax net salary 2.695€?! hahahaha!! Probably for people with university degrees working in very skilled jobs. That's more than 4.000€ brut per month!

The reality is that in Munchen the average salary is around 2000-2100€/net , a lot of people earn 1500€ or less in normal jobs. Not everyone is an engineer earning 3000€ net !!!
#Ricardo on Aug 19, 2019 :

I'm from Brazil and I just received a job offer for IT related job with 62K/year annual salary for Munich.
Is it ok for a family of 4? (2 sons - 18yo and 4yo)
Also, is it better to rent an apartment nearby the centre or a house outside the centre?

Thanks in advance!
#Anonymous on Aug 10, 2019 :
You can live comfortably on 1,300 euro per month in Munich excluding what you mentioned but why would you want to? The euro is very volatile and gradually dropping like a rock.
#Anonymous on Jul 29, 2019 :
Hey , I am wondering if a couple can have good average life in Munich with 1300 euro that's excluding (rent , utilities , clothes , travels)?
#Joe Doe on Jun 15, 2019 :
--> Camel : That's an old calculator, but not that much different from the current rates
#Camel on May 15, 2019 :
---> Anonymous, it looks that Germany has chosen the way of socialism, good luck. The calculator of taxation of the salary is by the following link
#Anonymous on May 08, 2019 :
Anything above 6,000 euros falls into the 33% bracket in Munich so tax on your salary mentioned would be 2,221.89 euros per month.Current percentage rate as of 2019 but starting January 1,2020 the new percentage will be 39.7%.Taxes are automatically withdrawn each month not quarterly or annually.I'm a senior accountant in Munich.
#SKS RAGHAVACHARYULU on May 02, 2019 :
What about the income tax to be paid for a monthly salary of 6000 euros
#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.