Cost of Living in Dortmund | North Rhine-Westphalia

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1237
$3059
🛋️ Without rent
$650
$2006
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$588
$1053
🍽️ Food
$373
$987
🚐 Transport
$147
$390
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2619
🏙️ Population
587k

The average cost of living in Dortmund is $1237, which is in the top 38% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 3488th out of 9294 in our global list, 75th out of 662 in Germany, and 19th out of 201 in the North Rhine-Westphalia.

The median after-tax salary is $2619, which is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months. Ranked 259th (TOP 3%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 27th best city to live in Germany, and 7th most liveable city in North Rhine-Westphalia. With an estimated population of 587k, Dortmund is the 9th largest city in Germany.

✈️ Closest airport10 kmDortmund Airport
😷 Air qualityGood11.8 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank324Ruhr University Bochum
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Prices in Dortmund

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$8.97
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$46.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.55
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.5
☕ Cappuccino
$3.09
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.57

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$533
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$390
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1085
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$738
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$216
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$29.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4247
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2513

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.16
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$84.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$19
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.59

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.05
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.53
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.85
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.82
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.49
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.3
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.57
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.15
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.64
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.56
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.57
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.29
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.39
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.38
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1
🚬 Cigarette pack
$6.59
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.04
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.69
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.36
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.43

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$28
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.8
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$54
💇 Haircut, simple
$14.3
👖 Brand Jeans
$95.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$94.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$246
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$14324

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