Cost of Living in Bielefeld | North Rhine-Westphalia

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1307
$3177
🛋️ Without rent
$641
$1979
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$665
$1198
🍽️ Food
$397
$1056
🚐 Transport
$120
$329
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2011
🏙️ Population
334k

The average cost of living in Bielefeld is $1307, which is in the top 34% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 3151st out of 9294 in our global list, 45th out of 662 in Germany, and 8th out of 201 in the North Rhine-Westphalia.

The median after-tax salary is $2011, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.5 months. Ranked 491st (TOP 6%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 41st best city to live in Germany, and 14th most liveable city in North Rhine-Westphalia. With an estimated population of 334k, Bielefeld is the 18th largest city in Germany.

✈️ Closest airport45 kmPaderborn Lippstadt Airport
😷 Air qualityGood10.9 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank265University of Bielefeld
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Prices in Bielefeld

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$10.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$51.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.92
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.98
☕ Cappuccino
$3.08
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.21

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$532
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$439
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$964
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$871
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$183
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$283
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$25.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3210
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2489

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.27
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$67.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$24.7
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.51

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.78
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.29
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.61
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.12
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.92
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.4
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.2
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.55
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.75
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.08
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.66
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.89
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.53
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.27
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.01
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.58
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.95
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.28
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.8
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.68
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.54
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.74

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$30
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$13.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$62.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$15.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$70.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$74.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$311
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$11184