Cologne vs Washington - Cost of Living Comparison

Cologne Washington
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1502
$2664
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3553
$6371
🏠 One person rent
$800
$1718
🏘️ Family rent
$1406
$3145
🍽️ Food expenses
$375
$615
🚐 Transport expenses
$205
$162
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2485
$5927
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
5 km
🎓 Higher education
91
100
😀 Quality of life
95
93
🏙️ Population
1.08M
690K

The cost of living in Cologne is 44% less expensive than in Washington. Cities ranked 2657th and 89th ($1502 vs $2664) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 13th and 76th 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 Washington. Cologne ranked 3rd best city to live in Germany vs Washington ranked 5th in the United States, while ranked 15th and 34th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Cologne vs Washington

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Cologne Washington
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12
$14.9
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$43.4
$68.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.6
$9.29
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.95
$6.68
 Cappuccino
$2.83
$5.29
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.32
$2.45
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$746
$1813
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$597
$1494
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1462
$3843
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1077
$2706
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$143
$98.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$221
$151
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$30.1
$61.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.4%
5.15%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6543
$13203
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4352
$4291
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.1
$3.01
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$97.6
$106
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.7
$17.4
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.94
$1.16
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.02
$0.98
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.73
$3.04
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.8
$3.83
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.73
$3.52
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.6
$16
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.02
$11.6
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.5
$15.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.68
$4.86
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$2.18
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
$5.82
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$6.24
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$3.38
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.91
$3.55
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.25
$1.45
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.68
$2.2
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.08
$14.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.8
$3.58
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.34
$10.5
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.01
$9.29
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.02
$4.28
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.48
$4.86
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.64
$2.62
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$30
$76.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.5
$13.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$47.9
$119
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.9
$22.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$87.2
$55.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.9
$94.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$512
$2150
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10097
$13961

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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
2.5 km or 1.5 mi Georgetown
$1947
9.5 km or 5.9 mi Bailey's Crossroads
$1945
10 km or 6.3 mi Alexandria
$2632
11 km or 6.8 mi Bethesda
$2800
12 km or 7.5 mi Silver Spring
$2354
15 km or 9.2 mi College Park
$2287
17 km or 11 mi Springfield
$1966
17 km or 11 mi Greenbelt
$1952
23 km or 14 mi Rockville
$2710
24 km or 15 mi Fairfax
$2582
26 km or 16 mi Bowie
$2513
27 km or 17 mi Laurel
$2018
28 km or 17 mi Reston
$2704
30 km or 19 mi Waldorf
$2118
31 km or 19 mi Gaithersburg
$2565
32 km or 20 mi Herndon
$2345
34 km or 21 mi Woodbridge
$1974
34 km or 21 mi Marumsco
$1946
36 km or 22 mi Centreville
$2814
37 km or 23 mi Germantown
$1913
38 km or 23 mi Columbia
$2586
41 km or 26 mi Manassas
$2391
42 km or 26 mi Ashburn
$2550
47 km or 29 mi Annapolis
$2227
49 km or 31 mi Catonsville
$2044
51 km or 32 mi Leesburg
$2240
57 km or 35 mi Eldersburg
$1767
57 km or 35 mi Baltimore
$1988
61 km or 38 mi Owings Mills
$2233
68 km or 42 mi Frederick
$2316
76 km or 47 mi Fredericksburg
$2405
83 km or 52 mi Charles Town
$1893
87 km or 54 mi Edgewood
$1956
92 km or 57 mi Bel Air South
$1951
93 km or 58 mi Bel Air North
$1950
102 km or 63 mi Hanover
$2239
102 km or 63 mi Hagerstown
$1799
103 km or 64 mi Winchester
$1801
106 km or 66 mi Waynesboro
$1892
122 km or 76 mi York
$1515