Cost of Living in Munich

Cost of Living Index (Excl.Rent): 70.50
Rent Index: 38.63
Groceries Index: 54.97
Restaurants Index: 70.55
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index: 55.21
Local Purchasing Power: 124.58
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 € 10.00-15.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 € 40.00-60.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.00 € 6.00-8.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.50 € 3.50-4.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.50 € 3.00-4.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.76 € 2.00-3.20
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.48 € 1.50-3.50
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.06 € 1.00-2.80
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.00 € 2.08-4.13
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.54 € 0.91-2.27
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.73 € 0.45-0.91
Eggs (12) 1.97 € 1.20-3.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.09 € 2.27-8.16
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.29 € 2.49-4.53
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.06 € 2.45-9.07
Apples (1 lb) 0.93 € 0.68-1.36
Banana (1 lb) 0.74 € 0.59-0.91
Oranges (1 lb) 0.93 € 0.50-1.36
Tomato (1 lb) 1.35 € 0.91-2.26
Potato (1 lb) 0.64 € 0.45-0.91
Onion (1 lb) 0.59 € 0.36-1.13
Lettuce (1 head) 0.99 € 0.80-1.50
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.65 € 0.25-1.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 5.00 € 4.00-7.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.89 € 0.75-1.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.12 € 0.80-1.69
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 6.00 € 5.50-6.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.70 € 2.60-2.80
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 64.50 € 54.50-75.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.60 € 3.00-5.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.14 € 2.41-4.02
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 26.00 € 25.00-28.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.77 € 4.35-5.30
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,000.00 € 17,650.00-28,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,210.00 € 18,000.00-25,150.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 244.92 € 120.00-350.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 € 0.09-0.14
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 24.58 € 19.00-30.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 35.81 € 17.99-70.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.40 € 10.00-30.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.00 € 9.00-12.90
Childcare [ Edit ] Avg.
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 180.00 €
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 16,000.00 € 16,000.00-16,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 76.70 € 50.00-100.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 34.70 € 20.00-50.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 87.15 € 60.00-120.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 101.75 € 70.00-150.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,022.18 € 720.00-1,300.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 767.40 € 550.00-1,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,898.60 € 1,350.00-2,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,406.22 € 1,000.00-1,800.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 734.37 € 557.41-929.02
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 490.83 € 371.61-650.32
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 2,630.25 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 1.53 1.00-2.00

Prices in Munich, Germany

These data are based on 2736 entries in the past 18 months from 254 different contributors.
Last update: February, 2017
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Cost of living in Munich is 29.50% lower than in New York (Info)Our estimator (with default settings) estimate monthly expenses for a single person at 829.15$ (786.32€) and for four person family at 2,838.28$ (2,691.68€) (without rent).
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23 Comments so far

#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.
#James on Aug 09, 2016 :
I had hoped to move somewhere to get away from Asians (Indians, Pakistanis), Africans and Jamaicans. I have seen how they have ruined cities in the UK, Canada, USA, Australia. But from reading these messages, I guess there is absolutely no getting away from third world scum.
#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!
#Hambirrao Gole on Sep 23, 2014 :
I am arms dealer if i will get job in Munich I am planning to stay for lifetime
#Milanko on Aug 25, 2014 :
Hi everyone! I am from Serbia and i have bachelor degree in computer sciences... Can anyone tell me the average salary in field of web programming, and how hard is to find programming related job there? I have almost no experience of working, freshly graduated..
#Sonya Annisa on Aug 19, 2014 :
I have a big plan to a few years ago. I want to live in germany, especially in munich. After my study in indonesia. I could find any job there
#Matt on Jul 28, 2014 :
I'm thinking of moving from U.S. to Germany. I have a BA in History and don't want to teach it. If I could find any job there (even minimum wage) I think I could afford to live...
#Tav on Jul 21, 2014 :
Theres definately racism in munich. And racism against indians. I wouldn't move to germany if I were indian.
#Andy Pretzsch on Jun 26, 2014 :
I think Munich is really safe. Safer than most of the cities I know.
I think you should have at least € 2,000.-- to enjoy life in the Munich area. Housing is most expensive in Munich compared to any other town in Germany.
#lol on Apr 10, 2014 :
No racism? Do you even live in munich?
#AP on Feb 20, 2014 :
PK Das, yeah it's safe. There's no racism against Indians.
#cigdem on Feb 12, 2014 :
in order to live in good conditions like living in a flat going to the the cinema at the weekends how much do I have to earn on year gross basis?
#P.K.DAS on Jul 18, 2013 :
An Industrialist want to start business in Munich. what about sefty . is it a safest place for Indian origin.