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Cost of Living in North Rhine-Westphalia | Germany

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1264
$3150
🛋️ Without rent
$618
$1949
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$646
$1201
🍽️ Food
$384
$1023
🚐 Transport
$104
$280
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2430
🏙️ Population
17.9M

The cost of living in North Rhine-Westphalia is $1264, which is 1.04 times less expensive than the average in Germany. North Rhine-Westphalia ranked 7th most expensive and 1st best state to live in Germany.

The average salary after taxes in North Rhine-Westphalia is $2430, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.9 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
$11.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$49.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.74
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.84
☕ Cappuccino
$3.06
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.43

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.86
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.46
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.06
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.38
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.17
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.87
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.43
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.7
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.56
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.43
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.46
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.31
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.04
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.51
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.95
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.23
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.52
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.65
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.53
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.69

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.06
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$78.1
🚕 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
$591
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$447
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1173
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$904
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$136
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$210
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$33.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.04%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4252
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3035

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$31
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.5
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$63.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$15.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$83.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$90.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$322
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$14297

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