Cost of Living in North Rhine-Westphalia

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Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1476
$3629
🛋️ Without rent
$714
$2217
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$762
$1411
🍽️ Food
$483
$1268
🚐 Transport
$97.6
$269
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2676
🏙️ Population
17.9M

The cost of living in North Rhine-Westphalia is $1476, which is 1.04 times less expensive than the average in Germany. North Rhine-Westphalia ranked 8th most expensive and 6th best state to live in Germany.

The average salary after taxes in North Rhine-Westphalia is $2676, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.8 months.

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Prices in North Rhine-Westphalia

We calculate prices for North Rhine-Westphalia as a weighted mean for the population of 201 cities. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages for more relevant information.

Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$13.5
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$62.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$10
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.33
 Cappuccino
$3.37
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.59
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$656
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$512
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1348
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1037
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$173
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$266
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$47.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.86%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4284
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3551
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.17
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$56.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$23.6
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.88
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.17
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.02
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.75
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.51
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.5
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.6
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.5
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.47
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.44
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.22
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.74
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.91
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.47
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.14
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.68
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.03
🚬 Cigarette pack
$8.55
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.09
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.53
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.68
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.59
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$32.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.2
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$64
💇 Haircut, simple
$15.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$92
👟 Brand Sneakers
$92.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$472
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$12502

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