Cologne vs Memphis - Cost of Living Comparison

Cologne Memphis
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1502
$1641
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3553
$3770
🏠 One person rent
$800
$963
🏘️ Family rent
$1406
$1595
🍽️ Food expenses
$375
$443
🚐 Transport expenses
$205
$91.3
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2485
$4518
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
8 km
🎓 Higher education
91
68
😀 Quality of life
95
90
🏙️ Population
1.08M
633K

The cost of living in Cologne is 8% less expensive than in Memphis. Cities ranked 2657th and 2346th ($1502 vs $1641) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 13th and 1955th in Germany and the United States, respectively. Check Germany vs the United States comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.7 months in Cologne compared to 2.8 months in Memphis. Cologne ranked 3rd best city to live in Germany vs Memphis ranked 19th in the United States, while ranked 15th and 105th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Cologne vs Memphis

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Cologne Memphis
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12
$12
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$43.4
$51.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.6
$7.32
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.95
$5.17
 Cappuccino
$2.83
$4.98
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.32
$1.79
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$746
$1078
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$597
$725
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1462
$1912
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1077
$1235
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$143
$108
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$221
$165
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$30.1
$59.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.4%
5.38%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6543
$1196
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4352
$475
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.1
$1.75
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$97.6
$45.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.7
$13
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.94
$0.98
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.02
$0.82
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.73
$2.06
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.8
$2.43
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.73
$2.6
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.6
$8.54
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.02
$6.58
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.5
$11.2
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.68
$3.69
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$1.27
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
$4.14
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$4.01
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$1.85
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.91
$2.18
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.25
$0.92
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.68
$1.69
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.08
$12.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.8
$3.08
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.34
$6.86
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.01
$8.19
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.02
$4.94
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.48
$3.12
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.64
$1.55
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$30
$23.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.5
$11.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$47.9
$131
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.9
$13.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$87.2
$43.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.9
$81.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$512
$643
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10097
$11954

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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
16 km or 10 mi Germantown
$1597
17 km or 10 mi Bartlett
$1941
17 km or 10 mi Southaven
$1823
19 km or 12 mi Horn Lake
$1934
19 km or 12 mi West Memphis
$1947
21 km or 13 mi Olive Branch
$1945
27 km or 17 mi Collierville
$1949
38 km or 24 mi Atoka
$1942
94 km or 58 mi Oxford
$1575
103 km or 64 mi Jonesboro
$1576
115 km or 71 mi Paragould
$1934
116 km or 72 mi Dyersburg
$1949
119 km or 74 mi Jackson
$1609
149 km or 92 mi Tupelo
$1868
161 km or 100 mi Searcy
$1934
187 km or 116 mi Poplar Bluff
$1882
187 km or 116 mi Cabot
$2319
197 km or 123 mi Jacksonville
$1938
207 km or 128 mi Sherwood
$1935
212 km or 132 mi Starkville
$1730
213 km or 132 mi Pine Bluff
$1937
213 km or 132 mi North Little Rock
$1944
213 km or 132 mi Florence
$1512
215 km or 134 mi Greenville
$1953
219 km or 136 mi Little Rock
$1670
223 km or 139 mi Murray
$1945
226 km or 140 mi Conway
$1896
230 km or 143 mi Columbus
$1946
245 km or 153 mi Benton
$1989
247 km or 153 mi Cape Girardeau
$1494
249 km or 154 mi Paducah
$1331
271 km or 168 mi Columbia
$1626
276 km or 172 mi Athens
$1946
279 km or 173 mi Decatur
$1850
283 km or 176 mi Clarksville
$1683
286 km or 178 mi Spring Hill
$1924
288 km or 179 mi Russellville
$1452
290 km or 180 mi Hot Springs
$1573
295 km or 183 mi Hopkinsville
$1943
296 km or 184 mi Franklin
$2041