Cologne vs Leipzig - Cost of Living Comparison

Cologne Leipzig
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1502
$1178
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3553
$3200
🏠 One person rent
$800
$551
🏘️ Family rent
$1406
$1341
🍽️ Food expenses
$375
$355
🚐 Transport expenses
$205
$168
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2485
$2346
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
14 km
🎓 Higher education
91
70
😀 Quality of life
95
92
🏙️ Population
1.08M
597K

The cost of living in Cologne is 28% more expensive than in Leipzig. Cities ranked 2657th and 4069th ($1502 vs $1178) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 13th and 602nd in Germany.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.7 months in Cologne compared to 2 months in Leipzig. Ranked 3rd vs 11th best cities to live in Germany, and 15th vs 68th among the best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Cologne vs Leipzig

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Cologne Leipzig
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12
$9.25
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$43.4
$50.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.6
$8.12
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.95
$4.09
 Cappuccino
$2.83
$3.11
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.32
$2.67
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$746
$479
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$597
$337
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1462
$1543
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1077
$958
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$143
$146
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$221
$227
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$30.1
$39.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.4%
1.79%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6543
$6191
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4352
$2669
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.1
$3.07
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$97.6
$82.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.7
$23.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.94
$2.23
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.02
$0.98
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.73
$1.43
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.8
$1.79
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.73
$2.18
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.6
$11.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.02
$7.19
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.5
$13.2
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.68
$2.27
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$1.66
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
$1.97
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.08
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$1.45
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.91
$0.97
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.25
$0.38
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.68
$1.78
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.08
$4.12
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.8
$0.57
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.34
$7.77
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.01
$9.32
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.02
$1.9
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.48
$1.02
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.64
$1.25
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$30
$27.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.5
$10.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$47.9
$33.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.9
$18.3
👖 Brand Jeans
$87.2
$56.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.9
$84.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$512
$200
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10097
$7514

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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 Leipzig

Distance City Cost of living
6.2 km or 3.8 mi Markkleeberg
$1217
22 km or 13 mi Delitzsch
$1213
26 km or 16 mi Grimma
$1218
27 km or 17 mi Merseburg
$1214
32 km or 20 mi Bitterfeld-Wolfen
$1216
33 km or 20 mi Weienfels
$1218
33 km or 21 mi Halle
$950
36 km or 22 mi Halle-Neustadt
$1220
36 km or 22 mi Zeitz
$1214
39 km or 24 mi Altenburg
$1175
45 km or 28 mi Naumburg
$1217
50 km or 31 mi Torgau
$1213
54 km or 34 mi Kothen
$1222
55 km or 34 mi Gera
$992
56 km or 35 mi Dobeln
$1216
57 km or 35 mi Dessau-Rolau
$1219
58 km or 36 mi Glauchau
$1215
58 km or 36 mi Limbach-Oberfrohna
$1216
61 km or 38 mi Eisleben
$1215
62 km or 39 mi Wittenberg
$1214
63 km or 39 mi Riesa
$1214
67 km or 41 mi Werdau
$1217
67 km or 42 mi Chemnitz
$1044
69 km or 43 mi Bernburg
$1285
69 km or 43 mi Zwickau
$969
70 km or 43 mi Apolda
$1217
72 km or 45 mi Jena
$1164
74 km or 46 mi Zerbst
$1215
77 km or 48 mi Greiz
$1217
77 km or 48 mi Sangerhausen
$1220
78 km or 49 mi Meissen
$1217
79 km or 49 mi Aschersleben
$1217
80 km or 50 mi Reichenbach im Vogtland
$1215
82 km or 51 mi Freiberg
$1136
82 km or 51 mi Stafurt
$1212
84 km or 52 mi Weimar
$1218
86 km or 54 mi Coswig
$1219
88 km or 54 mi Schonebeck
$1215
93 km or 58 mi Radebeul
$1215
94 km or 59 mi Annaberg-Buchholz
$1032