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Cost of Living in Germany

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1335
$3282
🛋️ Without rent
$638
$2000
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$697
$1282
🍽️ Food
$387
$1029
🚐 Transport
$119
$319
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2535
💸 GDP per capita
$47603
🏙️ Population
83.1M

The cost of living in Germany is $1335, which is 1.81 times more expensive than the world average. Germany ranked 34th out of 197 countries by cost of living and the 4th best country to live in.

The average salary after taxes in Germany is $2535, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.9 months.

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To maintain the standard of living with a salary of $1000 in Berlin, you will need $963 a month in Hamburg - the cost of living in Berlin is 1.04 times higher than in Hamburg.

Prices in Germany

We calculate prices for Germany as a population-weighted mean of 662 cities. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$11.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$48.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.78
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.89
☕ Cappuccino
$3.16
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.53

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.9
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.46
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.01
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.44
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.56
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.02
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.49
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.72
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.25
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.59
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.47
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.43
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.32
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.02
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.77
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.97
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.33
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.65
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.65
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.54
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.7

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.05
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$76.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$22.5
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.59

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$660
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$498
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1299
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$981
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$133
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$204
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$33.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.98%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4870
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3459

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$33.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.8
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$64.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$84.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$91.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$323
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$13730

Cities by population

States ranked from the most expensive to the cheapest ones

RankStateCost of living
1Hamburg
$1641
2Brandenburg
$1606
3Bavaria
$1468
4Hesse
$1408
5Baden-Wurttemberg
$1312
6Bremen
$1300
7North Rhine-Westphalia
$1264
8Rhineland-Palatinate
$1263
9Schleswig-Holstein
$1238
10Lower Saxony
$1232
11Saxony
$1212
12Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
$1179
13Saarland
$1160
14Saxony-Anhalt
$1157
15Thuringia
$1147