Cologne vs Oakland - Cost of Living Comparison

Cologne Oakland
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1502
$3240
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3553
$6758
🏠 One person rent
$800
$2214
🏘️ Family rent
$1406
$3228
🍽️ Food expenses
$375
$691
🚐 Transport expenses
$205
$140
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2485
$7098
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
9 km
🎓 Higher education
91
97
😀 Quality of life
95
92
🏙️ Population
1.08M
391K

The cost of living in Cologne is 54% less expensive than in Oakland. Cities ranked 2657th and 13th ($1502 vs $3240) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 13th and 9th 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 2.2 months in Oakland. Cologne ranked 3rd best city to live in Germany vs Oakland ranked 7th in the United States, while ranked 15th and 55th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Cologne vs Oakland

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Cologne Oakland
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12
$16.9
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$43.4
$95.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.6
$8.97
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.95
$6.98
 Cappuccino
$2.83
$4.72
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.32
$2.3
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$746
$2064
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$597
$1947
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1462
$4615
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1077
$2451
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$143
$182
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$221
$283
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$30.1
$60.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.4%
5.44%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6543
$8157
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4352
$6115
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.1
$2.74
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$97.6
$95.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.7
$22.8
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.94
$1.63
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.02
$1.17
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.73
$3.97
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.8
$5.11
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.73
$5.28
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.6
$18.5
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.02
$14.8
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.5
$18.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.68
$5.76
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$2.37
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
$3.72
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$6.02
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$3.65
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.91
$3.56
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.25
$1.45
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.68
$2.58
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.08
$12.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.8
$4.03
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.34
$11.4
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.01
$10.4
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.02
$5.01
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.48
$4.92
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.64
$2.22
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$30
$76.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.5
$13.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$47.9
$166
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.9
$24.2
👖 Brand Jeans
$87.2
$54.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.9
$97
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$512
$1950
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10097
$22763

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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
4.1 km or 2.5 mi Alameda
$3038
8 km or 5 mi Berkeley
$2751
11 km or 6.5 mi Albany
$1949
12 km or 7.3 mi San Leandro
$2188
14 km or 8.7 mi El Cerrito
$1939
15 km or 9.2 mi San Francisco
$3415
15 km or 9.3 mi Lafayette
$1933
17 km or 11 mi San Lorenzo
$1813
17 km or 11 mi Richmond
$1948
19 km or 12 mi Castro Valley
$2595
20 km or 12 mi San Pablo
$1938
20 km or 12 mi Walnut Creek
$2869
21 km or 13 mi Hayward
$2691
22 km or 14 mi Danville
$2146
22 km or 14 mi South San Francisco
$1954
23 km or 14 mi Daly
$1938
24 km or 15 mi Pleasant Hill
$1850
24 km or 15 mi San Ramon
$2142
24 km or 15 mi Hercules
$1937
25 km or 15 mi San Bruno
$1935
26 km or 16 mi Millbrae
$1951
26 km or 16 mi Burlingame
$1941
26 km or 16 mi Martinez
$2202
28 km or 17 mi Concord
$2695
28 km or 17 mi Foster
$2122
28 km or 17 mi San Mateo
$3397
29 km or 18 mi Pacifica
$1944
29 km or 18 mi Union
$1945
30 km or 19 mi Benicia
$1937
31 km or 19 mi Dublin
$1943
31 km or 19 mi San Rafael
$2631
32 km or 20 mi Belmont
$2736
33 km or 21 mi San Carlos
$1935
34 km or 21 mi Vallejo
$2763
35 km or 22 mi Newark
$1951
35 km or 22 mi Pleasanton
$3108
35 km or 22 mi Redwood
$3431
37 km or 23 mi Fremont
$2940
38 km or 24 mi East Palo Alto
$1946
39 km or 24 mi Menlo Park
$1942