Cologne vs Thimphu - Cost of Living Comparison

Cologne Thimphu
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1502
$499
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3553
$1097
🏠 One person rent
$800
$218
🏘️ Family rent
$1406
$327
🍽️ Food expenses
$375
$198
🚐 Transport expenses
$205
$18.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2485
$376
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
22 km
🎓 Higher education
91
5
😀 Quality of life
95
35
🏙️ Population
1.08M
104K

The cost of living in Cologne is 201% more expensive than in Thimphu. Cities ranked 2657th and 8336th ($1502 vs $499) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 13th and 1st in Germany and Bhutan, respectively. Check Germany vs Bhutan comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.7 months in Cologne compared to 0.8 months in Thimphu. Cologne ranked 3rd best city to live in Germany vs Thimphu ranked 2nd in Bhutan, while ranked 15th and 7839th among best cities to live in the world.

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Cologne Thimphu
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12
$3.47
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$43.4
$19.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.6
$3.66
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.95
$5.56
 Cappuccino
$2.83
$1.63
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.32
$0.46
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$746
$231
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$597
$141
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1462
$316
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1077
$231
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$143
$35.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$221
$54.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$30.1
$23.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.4%
10.89%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6543
$2051
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4352
$126
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.1
$1.25
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$97.6
$22.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.7
$2.34
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.94
$0.95
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.02
$0.91
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.73
$0.68
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.8
$0.68
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.73
$1.77
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.6
$5.54
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.02
$3.91
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.5
$4.77
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.68
$2.66
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$1.41
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
$2.84
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$0.86
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$0.54
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.91
$0.74
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.25
$0.23
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.68
$1.07
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.08
$7.46
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.8
$0.94
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.34
$6.75
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.01
$1.73
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.02
$3.6
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.48
$1.29
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.64
$0.67
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$30
$50.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.5
$3.39
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$47.9
$37.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.9
$3.53
👖 Brand Jeans
$87.2
$29.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.9
$52.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$512
$45
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10097
$811

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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
22 km or 14 mi Paro
$492
147 km or 91 mi Siliguri
$375
196 km or 122 mi Rangpur
$355
203 km or 126 mi Saidpur
$373
211 km or 131 mi Shigatse
$667
214 km or 133 mi Damak
$302
257 km or 159 mi Raiganj
$337
257 km or 160 mi Guwahati
$376
258 km or 160 mi Biratnagar
$352
259 km or 161 mi Dispur
$359
266 km or 166 mi Balurghat
$336
280 km or 174 mi Lhasa
$891
287 km or 178 mi Purnia
$368
294 km or 183 mi Bogra
$365
308 km or 191 mi Shillong
$303
313 km or 195 mi Malda
$339
313 km or 195 mi Mymensingh
$343
350 km or 217 mi Saharsa
$336
360 km or 224 mi Bhagalpur
$284
362 km or 225 mi Rajshahi
$303
364 km or 226 mi Sylhet
$333
377 km or 234 mi Janakpur
$335
401 km or 249 mi Berhampore
$338
413 km or 257 mi Narsingdi
$297
418 km or 260 mi Brahmanbaria
$335
421 km or 262 mi Kathmandu
$435
424 km or 264 mi Lalitpur
$445
426 km or 265 mi Dhaka
$484
438 km or 272 mi Agartala
$324
439 km or 273 mi Narayanganj
$382
444 km or 276 mi Muzaffarpur
$250
454 km or 282 mi Hetauda
$322
468 km or 291 mi Krishnanagar
$348
474 km or 295 mi Birgunj
$307
482 km or 299 mi Jessore
$314
486 km or 302 mi Shantipur
$335
493 km or 306 mi Patna
$408
495 km or 308 mi Durgapur
$329
500 km or 311 mi Asansol
$312
502 km or 312 mi Kulti
$342