Cologne vs Jerusalem - Cost of Living Comparison

Cologne Jerusalem
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1502
$1871
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3553
$4178
🏠 One person rent
$800
$1030
🏘️ Family rent
$1406
$1618
🍽️ Food expenses
$375
$524
🚐 Transport expenses
$205
$159
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2485
$2835
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
38 km
🎓 Higher education
91
77
😀 Quality of life
95
84
🏙️ Population
1.08M
919K

The cost of living in Cologne is 20% less expensive than in Jerusalem. Cities ranked 2657th and 1870th ($1502 vs $1871) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 13th and 6th in Germany and Israel, respectively. Check Germany vs Israel comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.7 months in Cologne compared to 1.5 months in Jerusalem. Cologne ranked 3rd best city to live in Germany vs Jerusalem ranked 1st in Israel, while ranked 15th and 226th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Cologne vs Jerusalem

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Cologne Jerusalem
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12
$14.8
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$43.4
$65
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.6
$15.4
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.95
$7.87
 Cappuccino
$2.83
$3.83
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.32
$2.33
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$746
$1113
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$597
$865
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1462
$1715
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1077
$1391
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$143
$90.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$221
$138
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$30.1
$24.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.4%
3.83%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6543
$12080
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4352
$7072
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.1
$1.78
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$97.6
$64.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.7
$20.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.94
$2.01
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.02
$1.72
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.73
$1.66
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.8
$2.07
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.73
$3.95
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.6
$14.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.02
$9.55
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.5
$21
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.68
$2.87
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$1.85
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
$1.62
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.67
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$1.22
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.91
$1.06
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.25
$1.08
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.68
$2.7
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.08
$12.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.8
$3.08
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.34
$10.2
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.01
$9.32
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.02
$3.64
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.48
$2.54
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.64
$2.67
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$30
$66.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.5
$11.8
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$47.9
$109
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.9
$12.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$87.2
$71.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.9
$109
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$512
$716
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10097
$6365

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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
8.8 km or 5.5 mi Bethlehem
$1040
13 km or 7.9 mi Ramallah
$1033
22 km or 14 mi Beit Shemesh
$1585
28 km or 17 mi Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'ut
$1649
30 km or 19 mi Hebron
$784
35 km or 22 mi Lod
$1500
36 km or 22 mi Dura
$800
36 km or 22 mi Ariel
$1350
36 km or 23 mi Ramla
$1701
40 km or 25 mi Rehovot
$1739
42 km or 26 mi Rosh HaAyin
$1641
42 km or 26 mi Yehud
$1642
43 km or 27 mi Ness Ziona
$1645
43 km or 27 mi Kafr Qasim
$1648
43 km or 27 mi Rishon LeZion
$1760
44 km or 28 mi Kiryat Malakhi
$1652
46 km or 28 mi Petah Tikva
$1861
46 km or 29 mi Kiryat Ono
$1770
46 km or 29 mi Kiryat Gat
$1611
47 km or 29 mi Yavne
$1646
48 km or 30 mi Nablus
$868
49 km or 30 mi Bnei Brak
$1671
50 km or 31 mi Givatayim
$2015
50 km or 31 mi Holon
$1770
50 km or 31 mi Ramat Gan
$2080
51 km or 32 mi Qalqilya
$766
51 km or 32 mi Bat Yam
$1873
51 km or 32 mi Hod HaSharon
$2055
52 km or 32 mi Tel Aviv
$2256
53 km or 33 mi Kfar Saba
$1648
54 km or 33 mi Ashdod
$1655
54 km or 33 mi Ramat HaSharon
$1848
54 km or 34 mi Herzliya
$1712
55 km or 34 mi Ra'anana
$1646
56 km or 35 mi Tira
$1653
56 km or 35 mi Al-Salt
$633
57 km or 36 mi Tayibe
$1642
58 km or 36 mi Arad
$1326
62 km or 38 mi Rahat
$1653
63 km or 39 mi Ashkelon
$1599