Cost of Living in Aachen

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Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1484
$3785
🛋️ Without rent
$710
$2110
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$775
$1675
🍽️ Food
$487
$1281
🚐 Transport
$96.6
$267
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3026
😀 Quality of life
74
🏙️ Population
249K

The average cost of living in Aachen is $1484, which is in the top 37% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 3466th out of 9294 in our global list, 295th out of 662 in Germany, and 50th out of 201 in North Rhine-Westphalia.

The median after-tax salary is $3026, which is enough to cover living expenses for 2 months. Ranked 1194th (TOP 13%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 138th best city to live in Germany, and 68th most liveable city in North Rhine-Westphalia. With an estimated population of 249K, Aachen is the 27th largest city in Germany.

✈️ Closest airport 21 km Geilenkirchen Air Base
😷 Air quality Good 10.1 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 168 RWTH Aachen University
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Prices in Aachen

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12.2
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$67.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$10.1
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.28
 Cappuccino
$3.33
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.54
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$566
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$497
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1517
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1246
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$213
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$324
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$50.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.97%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6955
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6481
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.15
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$53.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$22.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.89
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.16
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.84
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.11
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.27
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.5
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.48
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.44
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.15
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.06
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.65
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.92
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.41
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.17
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.37
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.04
🚬 Cigarette pack
$8.86
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.19
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.59
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.79
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.69
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$30.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$10.8
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$63.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$16
👖 Brand Jeans
$86.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$83
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$237
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$8723

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