Cost of Living in Bochum | North Rhine-Westphalia

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1282
$3113
🛋️ Without rent
$654
$2019
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$628
$1094
🍽️ Food
$405
$1079
🚐 Transport
$124
$327
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2196
🏙️ Population
365k

The average cost of living in Bochum is $1282, which is in the top 36% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 3266th out of 9294 in our global list, 51st out of 662 in Germany, and 10th out of 201 in the North Rhine-Westphalia.

The median after-tax salary is $2196, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.7 months. Ranked 308th (TOP 4%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 30th best city to live in Germany, and 8th most liveable city in North Rhine-Westphalia. With an estimated population of 365k, Bochum is the 16th largest city in Germany.

✈️ Closest airport28 kmDortmund Airport
😷 Air qualityModerate12.5 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank285University of Duisburg - Essen
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Prices in Bochum

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$10.7
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$56.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.01
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.92
☕ Cappuccino
$3.17
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.62

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$562
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$410
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1006
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$773
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$155
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$242
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$32.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.88%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4558
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3291

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.9
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$87
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$19.9
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.54

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.77
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.68
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.38
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.36
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.38
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.85
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.65
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.72
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.57
🌊 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
$5.59
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.87
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.28
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.78
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.66
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.56
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.75

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$21.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$10.2
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$63.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$15.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$90.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$87.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$244
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$13580