Cost of Living in Kiel

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1159
$3074
🛋️ Without rent
$568
$1767
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$590
$1307
🍽️ Food
$361
$956
🚐 Transport
$93.5
$255
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2271
😀 Quality of life
85
🏙️ Population
247K

The average cost of living in Kiel is $1159, which is close to the world's average cost of living, ranked 4128th out of 9294 in our global list, 610th out of 662 in Germany, and 20th out of 21 in Schleswig-Holstein.

The median after-tax salary is $2271, which is enough to cover living expenses for 2 months. Ranked 220th (TOP 2%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 24th best city to live in Germany, and 1st most liveable city in Schleswig-Holstein. With an estimated population of 247K, Kiel is the 29th largest city in Germany.

✈️ Closest airport 6 km Kiel-Holtenau Airport
😷 Air quality Excellent 9.8 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 249 Kiel University
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Prices in Kiel

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$10.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$51.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.14
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.05
 Cappuccino
$3.29
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.24
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$601
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$383
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1501
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$960
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$132
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$207
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$31.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.23%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3610
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2579
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.67
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$60.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$19.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$2.25
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.97
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.4
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.08
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.24
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.5
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.49
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.04
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.63
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.23
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.98
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.51
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.92
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.35
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.61
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.12
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.54
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.99
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.13
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.23
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.22
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.82
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$30.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$10.2
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$42
💇 Haircut, simple
$11.3
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$102
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$297
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$11216

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