Cost of Living in Germany

Summary:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 € 8.00-20.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 € 40.00-90.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 € 8.00-10.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.00 € 2.50-5.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.50 € 2.80-5.00
Cappuccino (regular) 3.05 € 2.00-4.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.53 € 1.90-3.50
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.23 € 1.50-3.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.91 € 2.76-5.64
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.60 € 0.82-3.18
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.93 € 0.45-1.59
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.71 € 1.44-3.99
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.41 € 2.72-11.34
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.64 € 1.81-5.90
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.66 € 3.18-11.34
Apples (1 lb) 1.13 € 0.52-1.59
Banana (1 lb) 0.74 € 0.50-1.27
Oranges (1 lb) 0.97 € 0.52-1.81
Tomato (1 lb) 0.63 € 0.36-1.58
Potato (1 lb) 0.72 € 0.27-1.36
Onion (1 lb) 0.49 € 0.40-0.91
Lettuce (1 head) 1.23 € 0.75-2.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.57 € 0.20-1.10
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 5.00 € 3.00-9.70
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.66 € 0.53-1.05
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.43 € 0.90-2.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.50 € 7.00-8.99
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.85 € 2.40-3.60
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 70.00 € 55.00-100.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 € 3.00-5.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 € 2.90-4.51
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 € 25.20-39.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.64 € 6.57-8.34
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 € 21,000.00-30,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,463.40 € 22,000.00-30,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 252.77 € 154.55-400.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.11 € 0.08-0.16
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 34.93 € 25.00-50.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 32.46 € 20.00-60.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.95 € 12.99-28.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 € 9.00-15.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 345.42 € 168.00-720.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 11,886.52 € 6,000.00-20,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 79.16 € 40.00-110.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 36.51 € 20.00-60.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 82.39 € 50.00-120.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 106.65 € 60.00-160.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 846.47 € 540.56-1,450.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 630.46 € 397.08-1,013.18
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,559.08 € 1,000.00-2,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,176.08 € 800.00-2,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 620.68 € 371.61-1,126.82
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 444.18 € 278.71-848.51
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,728.58 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.23 1.10-3.70

Prices in Germany

This country had 22033 entries in the past 12 months by 2797 different contributors.
Last update: February 2023
Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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Distribution of Expenses Using Our Statistical Model:
  

By City in Germany

Rank
City
Cost of Living Index
Rent Index
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index
Groceries Index
Restaurant Price Index
Local Purchasing Power Index
Munich 75.6 42.7 59.9 64.7 70.2 105.6
Berlin 72.2 39.0 56.3 58.7 62.5 100.3
Frankfurt 72.0 35.4 54.5 57.4 65.7 117.5
Hamburg 71.9 32.6 53.1 56.6 64.3 114.6
Dusseldorf 70.0 31.8 51.7 58.7 64.8 113.0
Bonn 68.6 31.6 50.9 50.9 70.4 80.3
Freiburg im Breisgau 68.1 31.0 50.3 56.5 60.5 105.3
Cologne 68.1 27.8 48.8 54.5 59.5 93.2
Karlsruhe 67.8 25.2 47.4 57.2 62.1 107.1
Heidelberg 67.7 30.5 49.9 51.4 67.5 115.2
Mannheim 66.5 23.2 45.8 54.2 56.8 123.1
Dortmund 66.4 20.8 44.6 55.3 56.4 107.4
Stuttgart 66.1 30.2 48.9 54.0 63.0 131.6
Bremen 65.3 20.6 43.9 56.8 58.7 97.4
Hanover 65.0 22.2 44.5 53.3 58.2 108.3
Nuremberg 64.4 22.3 44.3 52.8 55.6 116.5
Leipzig 63.1 19.6 42.3 50.4 54.5 96.3
Essen 62.2 20.7 42.3 48.0 55.8 138.9
Aachen 61.0 19.5 41.2 51.2 53.7 128.2
Dresden 60.9 18.0 40.4 46.8 52.5 116.2
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