Cologne vs Ulaanbaatar - Cost of Living Comparison

Cologne Ulaanbaatar
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1502
$546
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3553
$1460
🏠 One person rent
$800
$227
🏘️ Family rent
$1406
$494
🍽️ Food expenses
$375
$222
🚐 Transport expenses
$205
$35.8
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2485
$332
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
14 km
🎓 Higher education
91
41
😀 Quality of life
95
55
🏙️ Population
1.08M
1.4M

The cost of living in Cologne is 175% more expensive than in Ulaanbaatar. Cities ranked 2657th and 7945th ($1502 vs $546) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 13th and 1st in Germany and Mongolia, respectively. Check Germany vs Mongolia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.7 months in Cologne compared to 0.6 months in Ulaanbaatar. Cologne ranked 3rd best city to live in Germany vs Ulaanbaatar ranked 1st in Mongolia, while ranked 15th and 5782nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Cologne Ulaanbaatar
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12
$3.98
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$43.4
$21.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.6
$4.16
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.95
$1.47
 Cappuccino
$2.83
$2.25
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.32
$0.83
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$746
$279
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$597
$150
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1462
$615
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1077
$374
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$143
$38.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$221
$60
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$30.1
$12.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.4%
9.04%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6543
$1229
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4352
$829
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.1
$0.16
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$97.6
$7.84
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.7
$4.03
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.94
$0.8
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.02
$0.93
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.73
$0.54
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.8
$0.83
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.73
$1.61
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.6
$7.11
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.02
$4.4
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.5
$5.02
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.68
$2.44
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$2.49
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
$2.74
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$2.56
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$0.42
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.91
$0.93
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.25
$0.31
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.68
$1.02
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.08
$8.53
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.8
$0.83
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.34
$1.57
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.01
$3.76
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.02
$3.23
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.48
$1.14
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.64
$1.79
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$30
$54.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.5
$3.07
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$47.9
$12
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.9
$4.62
👖 Brand Jeans
$87.2
$42.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.9
$70.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$512
$131
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10097
$6614

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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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$775
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$752
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$645
798 km or 496 mi Bayannur
$693
835 km or 519 mi Xilinhot
$651
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$625
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$652
914 km or 568 mi Ulanqab
$695
917 km or 570 mi Wuhai
$1167
934 km or 581 mi Ordos
$701
954 km or 593 mi Hulunbuir
$703
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$643
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$736
992 km or 616 mi Shizuishan
$667
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$794
1012 km or 629 mi Zhangjiakou
$748
1025 km or 637 mi Yakeshi
$648
1028 km or 639 mi Huairen
$647
1050 km or 652 mi Shenmu
$657
1051 km or 653 mi Yinchuan
$547
1051 km or 653 mi Shuozhou
$694
1094 km or 680 mi Lingwu
$643
1103 km or 685 mi Qingtongxia
$643
1106 km or 687 mi Wuzhong
$684
1113 km or 692 mi Jinchang
$655
1124 km or 698 mi Yuanping
$655
1126 km or 700 mi Zhangye
$679
1131 km or 703 mi Chifeng
$689
1131 km or 703 mi Jiuquan
$678
1156 km or 718 mi Xinzhou
$719
1164 km or 723 mi Wuwei
$694
1165 km or 724 mi Chengde
$697
1166 km or 724 mi Ulanhot
$648
1166 km or 724 mi Zhongwei
$676
1169 km or 726 mi Beijing
$1281
1169 km or 727 mi Yumen
$635
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$647