Cost of Living in Germany. Prices in Germany. Updated Oct 2022

Cost of Living in Germany

Summary:

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs are 2,762.09$ (2,820.81€) without rent.
  • A single person estimated monthly costs are 804.08$ (821.17€) without rent.
  • Cost of living in Germany is, on average, 19.13% lower than in United States.
  • Rent in Germany is, on average, 48.30% lower than in United States.
Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 € 7.50-20.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 € 38.00-84.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.10 € 8.00-10.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.00 € 2.50-5.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.50 € 2.60-5.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.98 € 2.00-4.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.50 € 1.63-3.50
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.20 € 1.50-3.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.67 € 2.65-4.92
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.56 € 0.81-3.18
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.89 € 0.45-1.36
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.56 € 1.43-3.60
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.26 € 2.49-10.89
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.42 € 1.81-5.44
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.39 € 2.99-11.34
Apples (1 lb) 1.12 € 0.52-1.59
Banana (1 lb) 0.74 € 0.50-1.13
Oranges (1 lb) 0.96 € 0.54-1.81
Tomato (1 lb) 0.56 € 0.36-1.45
Potato (1 lb) 0.71 € 0.25-1.36
Onion (1 lb) 0.44 € 0.40-0.91
Lettuce (1 head) 1.21 € 0.70-2.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.55 € 0.20-1.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 5.00 € 3.00-9.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.63 € 0.53-1.08
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.42 € 0.90-2.19
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.20 € 7.00-8.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 € 2.40-3.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 70.00 € 55.00-95.50
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 € 3.00-5.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 € 2.90-4.02
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 € 25.20-39.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 8.21 € 7.19-8.34
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,999.50 € 20,000.00-29,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,723.17 € 21,000.00-30,123.33
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 241.98 € 150.00-386.36
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) 34.78 € 25.00-50.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 31.38 € 19.99-59.99
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.80 € 12.06-26.00
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 331.75 € 155.00-700.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 11,883.29 € 6,000.00-20,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 78.05 € 40.00-110.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 36.49 € 20.00-60.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 81.42 € 50.00-120.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 106.22 € 60.00-160.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 869.21 € 550.00-1,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 617.63 € 385.56-1,047.95
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,587.31 € 1,000.00-2,510.56
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,171.42 € 800.00-1,950.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 626.59 € 371.61-1,149.56
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 445.20 € 278.71-845.15
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,756.90 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.04 1.00-3.30

Prices in Germany

This country had 27542 entries in the past 12 months by 3316 different contributors.
Last update: October 2022
Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
Sources and References
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 65.70 36.42 51.19 55.72 62.08 106.22
Hamburg 64.78 29.22 47.15 49.78 58.33 108.24
Bonn 64.25 26.78 45.67 50.56 63.85 80.52
Frankfurt 62.54 30.16 46.49 48.18 56.80 115.97
Berlin 62.53 32.23 47.51 50.41 56.95 113.62
Cologne 62.29 22.89 42.76 51.67 53.65 94.44
Dortmund 61.31 17.63 39.66 51.07 51.38 100.38
Heidelberg 61.29 25.12 43.36 45.78 61.01 118.34
Karlsruhe 60.89 21.38 41.30 51.67 54.72 112.80
Dusseldorf 60.88 25.61 43.40 51.43 55.52 119.48
Mannheim 60.28 18.62 39.62 49.24 52.41 122.73
Stuttgart 58.95 26.05 42.64 47.76 56.83 125.84
Freiburg im Breisgau 58.74 25.98 42.50 47.67 53.44 102.10
Bremen 58.22 16.79 37.68 51.21 52.04 98.29
Hanover 58.00 18.59 38.46 47.55 53.34 109.42
Nuremberg 55.99 18.62 37.47 44.40 49.00 129.58
Leipzig 55.47 17.32 36.56 43.26 48.10 99.81
Aachen 54.17 16.81 35.65 45.16 48.66 127.53
Dresden 53.74 15.45 34.76 41.76 47.43 117.38