Cologne vs Freetown - Cost of Living Comparison

Cologne Freetown
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1502
$739
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3553
$1609
🏠 One person rent
$800
$396
🏘️ Family rent
$1406
$633
🍽️ Food expenses
$375
$238
🚐 Transport expenses
$205
$57.8
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2485
$1540
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
15 km
🎓 Higher education
91
20
😀 Quality of life
95
41
🏙️ Population
1.08M
951K

The cost of living in Cologne is 103% more expensive than in Freetown. Cities ranked 2657th and 6297th ($1502 vs $739) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 13th and 3rd in Germany and Sierra Leone, respectively. Check Germany vs Sierra Leone comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.7 months in Cologne compared to 2.1 months in Freetown. Cologne ranked 3rd best city to live in Germany vs Freetown ranked 1st in Sierra Leone, while ranked 15th and 7052nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Cologne Freetown
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12
$4.21
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$43.4
$20.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.6
$5.95
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.95
$0.89
 Cappuccino
$2.83
$1.8
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.32
$0.95
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$746
$463
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$597
$161
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1462
$636
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1077
$351
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$143
$93.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$221
$143
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$30.1
$82.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.4%
12.12%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6543
$1082
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4352
$1066
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.1
$0.15
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$97.6
$14
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.7
$9.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.94
$0.77
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.02
$1.96
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.73
$0.56
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.8
$0.7
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.73
$1.61
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.6
$9.28
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.02
$5.17
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.5
$5.97
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.68
$2.63
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$1.02
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
$1.04
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$2.44
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$2.16
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.91
$1.22
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.25
$0.86
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.68
$1.57
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.08
$4.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.8
$0.8
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.34
$1.26
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.01
$2.44
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.02
$1.9
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.48
$1.13
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.64
$1.05
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$30
$53.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.5
$4.39
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$47.9
$19
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.9
$2.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$87.2
$27.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.9
$25.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$512
$88.1
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10097
$2866

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Distance City Cost of living
9.2 km or 5.7 mi Hurth
$1222
10 km or 6.4 mi Leverkusen
$1474
10 km or 6.4 mi Frechen
$1221
13 km or 7.9 mi Bruhl
$1161
13 km or 7.9 mi Pulheim
$1219
14 km or 8.4 mi Wesseling
$1214
14 km or 8.5 mi Bergisch Gladbach
$1186
15 km or 9.3 mi Niederkassel
$1217
16 km or 10 mi Rosrath
$1219
18 km or 11 mi Monheim am Rhein
$1220
19 km or 12 mi Dormagen
$1220
19 km or 12 mi Erftstadt
$1218
19 km or 12 mi Langenfeld
$1217
20 km or 12 mi Troisdorf
$1221
20 km or 12 mi Leichlingen
$1219
20 km or 12 mi Kerpen
$1218
21 km or 13 mi Bornheim
$1213
21 km or 13 mi Lohmar
$1215
22 km or 14 mi Bergheim
$1138
23 km or 15 mi Siegburg
$1212
24 km or 15 mi Overath
$1217
25 km or 16 mi Sankt Augustin
$1219
25 km or 16 mi Bonn
$1440
26 km or 16 mi Hilden
$1218
26 km or 16 mi Solingen
$969
27 km or 17 mi Elsdorf
$1214
28 km or 17 mi Wermelskirchen
$1221
28 km or 17 mi Haan
$1215
28 km or 18 mi Bedburg
$1214
29 km or 18 mi Hennef
$1216
31 km or 19 mi Grevenbroich
$1218
31 km or 19 mi Remscheid
$1209
31 km or 20 mi Erkrath
$1221
33 km or 20 mi Konigswinter
$1215
34 km or 21 mi Euskirchen
$1211
34 km or 21 mi Neuss
$1281
34 km or 21 mi Mettmann
$1218
35 km or 21 mi Zulpich
$1221
35 km or 21 mi Meckenheim
$1218
35 km or 22 mi Dusseldorf
$1470

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Distance City Cost of living
126 km or 78 mi Conakry
$983
137 km or 85 mi Forecariah
$834
174 km or 108 mi Bo
$770
207 km or 128 mi Boffa
$833
235 km or 146 mi Kenema
$763
246 km or 153 mi Mamou
$856
341 km or 212 mi Gueckedou
$862
361 km or 224 mi Monrovia
$525
385 km or 239 mi Kakata
$483
439 km or 273 mi Bafata
$557
456 km or 283 mi Bissau
$631
480 km or 298 mi Kankan
$860
493 km or 306 mi Nzerekore
$867
514 km or 319 mi Sanniquellie
$483
525 km or 326 mi Kolda
$903
527 km or 327 mi Yekepa
$483
564 km or 350 mi Ziguinchor
$916
603 km or 375 mi Greenville
$483
650 km or 404 mi Brikama
$437
660 km or 410 mi Lamin
$358
662 km or 412 mi Banjul
$450
701 km or 436 mi Kaolack
$930
709 km or 441 mi Bougouni
$487
736 km or 457 mi Fatick
$921
736 km or 458 mi Bamako
$549
788 km or 490 mi Koulikoro
$485
807 km or 502 mi Thies
$871
821 km or 510 mi Rufisque
$921
833 km or 518 mi Dakar
$1047
842 km or 523 mi Korhogo
$778
846 km or 526 mi Banamba
$486
846 km or 526 mi Gagnoa
$775
857 km or 532 mi Louga
$921
887 km or 551 mi Sikasso
$495
896 km or 557 mi Yamoussoukro
$975
907 km or 564 mi Bouake
$805
911 km or 566 mi Saint-Louis
$853
917 km or 570 mi Divo
$772
935 km or 581 mi Rosso
$691
940 km or 584 mi Segou
$487