Cost of Living in Essen

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1138
$2692
🛋️ Without rent
$626
$1949
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$513
$743
🍽️ Food
$349
$929
🚐 Transport
$146
$397
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2314
😀 Quality of life
79
🏙️ Population
582K

The average cost of living in Essen is $1138, which is close to the world's average cost of living, ranked 4244th out of 9294 in our global list, 636th out of 662 in Germany, and 195th out of 201 in North Rhine-Westphalia.

The median after-tax salary is $2314, which is enough to cover living expenses for 2 months. Ranked 349th (TOP 4%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 26th best city to live in Germany, and 7th most liveable city in North Rhine-Westphalia. With an estimated population of 582K, Essen is the 10th largest city in Germany.

✈️ Closest airport 25 km Dusseldorf Airport
😷 Air quality Good 10.8 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 228 Ruhr University Bochum
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Prices in Essen

Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8.4
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$32.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.98
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.65
 Cappuccino
$3.31
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.44
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$520
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$364
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$881
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$501
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$91.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$26.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.95%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5712
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4267
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.04
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$69.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$22.8
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.51
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.38
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.39
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.56
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.75
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.45
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.02
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.44
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.36
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.95
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.31
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.86
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.04
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.84
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.5
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.46
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.44
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.46
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$23.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$9.97
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$80.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$87.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$87.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$305
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10689

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