Cologne vs Kawasaki - Cost of Living Comparison

Cologne Kawasaki
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1502
$1133
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3553
$3311
🏠 One person rent
$800
$436
🏘️ Family rent
$1406
$1203
🍽️ Food expenses
$375
$379
🚐 Transport expenses
$205
$217
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2485
$2649
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
8 km
🎓 Higher education
91
99
😀 Quality of life
95
83
🏙️ Population
1.08M
1.54M

The cost of living in Cologne is 33% more expensive than in Kawasaki. Cities ranked 2657th and 4217th ($1502 vs $1133) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 13th and 37th in Germany and Japan, respectively. Check Germany vs Japan comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.7 months in Cologne compared to 2.3 months in Kawasaki. Cologne ranked 3rd best city to live in Germany vs Kawasaki ranked 9th in Japan, while ranked 15th and 251st among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Cologne vs Kawasaki

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Cologne Kawasaki
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12
$5.78
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$43.4
$26.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.6
$5.24
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.95
$3.42
 Cappuccino
$2.83
$2.07
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.32
$1.19
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$746
$521
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$597
$251
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1462
$1066
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1077
$1003
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$143
$107
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$221
$163
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$30.1
$24.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.4%
1.16%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6543
$4505
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4352
$2995
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.1
$1.05
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$97.6
$68.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.7
$29.8
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.94
$1.26
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.02
$1.47
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.73
$1.69
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.8
$3.59
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.73
$1.89
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.6
$9.73
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.02
$6.8
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.5
$22.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.68
$5.27
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$2.66
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
$2.28
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$3.78
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$3
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.91
$2.24
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.25
$0.68
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.68
$1.29
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.08
$12
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.8
$2.02
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.34
$4.54
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.01
$9.24
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.02
$3.77
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.48
$1.23
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.64
$1.86
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$30
$67.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.5
$14.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$47.9
$34.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.9
$16.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$87.2
$30.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.9
$53.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$512
$225
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10097
$15957

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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

Cities near Kawasaki

Distance City Cost of living
1.5 km or 0.9 mi Kawasaki-ku
$1054
11 km or 6.9 mi Yokohama
$1653
17 km or 11 mi Komae
$1026
19 km or 12 mi Tokyo
$1698
21 km or 13 mi Chofu
$1055
22 km or 14 mi Yamato
$1055
22 km or 14 mi Inagi
$1021
22 km or 14 mi Mitaka
$1047
23 km or 14 mi Machida
$1130
24 km or 15 mi Urayasu
$1036
25 km or 15 mi Hirai
$1019
25 km or 16 mi Sodegaura
$1024
25 km or 16 mi Kisarazu
$1024
25 km or 16 mi Musashino
$1031
26 km or 16 mi Kamakura
$1096
26 km or 16 mi Tama
$1029
26 km or 16 mi Ayase
$1021
26 km or 16 mi Fuchu
$1064
27 km or 17 mi Zama
$1025
27 km or 17 mi Zushi
$1025
27 km or 17 mi Koganei
$1026
27 km or 17 mi Fujisawa
$1057
27 km or 17 mi Nishitokyo
$1046
28 km or 17 mi Futtsu
$1020
28 km or 17 mi Kimitsu
$1024
29 km or 18 mi Ebina
$1029
29 km or 18 mi Hayama
$1019
30 km or 19 mi Yokosuka
$1133
30 km or 19 mi Kunitachi
$1023
30 km or 19 mi Kokubunji
$1026
31 km or 19 mi Wako
$1023
31 km or 19 mi Sagamihara
$1153
31 km or 19 mi Higashikurume
$1023
31 km or 19 mi Ichikawa
$1069
31 km or 19 mi Kodaira
$1048
32 km or 20 mi Atsugi
$1072
32 km or 20 mi Tachikawa
$1043
32 km or 20 mi Funabashi
$1170
32 km or 20 mi Kawaguchi
$1085
33 km or 20 mi Hino
$1046