Austria vs Germany - Cost of Living Comparison

AustriaGermany
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1617
$1414
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3953
$3471
🏠 One person rent
$827
$746
🏘️ Family rent
$1508
$1377
🍽️ Food Expenses
$491
$407
🚐 Transport Expenses
$130
$124
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2603
$2864
💸 GDP per capita
$48105
$45724
😃 Human freedom index
8.45
8.39
❤️ Life expectancy
81.8
80.9
👮 Corruption perceptions index
76
80
🏙️ Population
8.81M
83.1M

The average cost of living in Austria ($1617) is 14% more expensive than in Germany ($1414). Austria ranked 22nd vs 32nd for Germany in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Austria compared to 2 months in Germany. Ranked 13th and 4th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Austria vs Germany

AustriaGermany
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$13.2
$11.8
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$55.2
$52.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.37
$9.32
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.47
$4.16
☕ Cappuccino
$3.9
$3.37
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$3.08
$2.72
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$823
$702
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$624
$532
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1601
$1408
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1193
$1049
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$129
$143
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$199
$220
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$34.7
$36.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.07%
1.92%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$7540
$5424
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4893
$3824
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.8
$3.26
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$51.3
$80.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.2
$23
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.38
$1.66
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.34
$1.03
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.12
$1.55
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.23
$2.07
🥚 Eggs, x12
$4.62
$2.83
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.3
$11
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.9
$8.21
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$17.4
$12.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.64
$2.71
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.14
$1.92
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.84
$2.34
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.07
$2.01
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$1.58
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
$1.52
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.52
$0.35
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.42
$2.1
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.86
$6.21
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.26
$0.86
🚬 Cigarette pack
$6.6
$7.88
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$12.4
$10.1
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.35
$2.8
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.76
$1.61
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.47
$1.79
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$40.7
$36.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.8
$12.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$116
$66.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$20.3
$17.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$98.5
$87.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$92.8
$94.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$333
$360
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$13109
$13983

Cities Comparison in Austria vs Germany

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Austria

CityCost of livingPopulation
Vienna
$1721
1.91M
Graz
$1394
289K
Linz
$1561
205K
Salzburg
$1543
155K
Innsbruck
$1575
132K
Klagenfurt
$1381
101K
Dornbirn
$1607
48.1K
Villach
$1429
61.9K
Sankt Polten
$1492
55.5K
Wels
$1360
61.2K
Bregenz
$1571
29.8K
Wiener Neustadt
$1844
44.5K
Feldkirch
$1381
33.4K
Baden bei Wien
$1802
26.3K
Leoben
$1359
24.6K
Leonding
$1462
28.7K
Steyr
$1379
38.3K
Klosterneuburg
$1513
27.1K
Wolfsberg
$1542
25K
Traun
$1463
24.5K
Krems an der Donau
$1491
24.6K
Amstetten
$1431
23.7K
Lustenau
$1495
22.8K
Kapfenberg
$1418
22.8K
Modling
$1449
20.6K
Hallein
$1440
21.2K

In Germany

CityCost of livingPopulation
Berlin
$1768
3.64M
Hamburg City
$1827
1.84M
Munich
$2055
1.47M
Cologne
$1697
1.09M
Frankfurt
$1854
753K
Stuttgart
$1713
635K
Dusseldorf
$1592
646K
Dortmund
$1313
587K
Nuremberg
$1506
518K
Dresden
$1350
555K
Hanover
$1398
543K
Bremen City
$1480
569K
Essen
$1334
583K
Leipzig
$1255
597K
Duisburg
$1203
499K
Bochum
$1287
365K
Munster
$1438
314K
Bonn
$1669
327K
Mannheim
$1296
309K
Karlsruhe
$1423
313K
Wuppertal
$1316
354K
Kiel
$1236
247K
Bielefeld
$1496
334K
Mainz
$1389
217K
Braunschweig
$1340
248K
Aachen
$1291
249K
Monchengladbach
$1344
261K
Augsburg
$1580
295K
Wiesbaden
$1591
278K
Gelsenkirchen
$1145
261K