Cost of Living in Dresden

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1350
$3397
🛋️ Without rent
$699
$2126
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$651
$1271
🍽️ Food
$421
$1146
🚐 Transport
$155
$421
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2943
🏙️ Population
555K

The average cost of living in Dresden is $1350, which is in the top 35% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 3231st out of 9294 in our global list, 56th out of 662 in Germany, and 2nd out of 26 in Saxony.

The median after-tax salary is $2943, which is enough to cover living expenses for 2.2 months. Ranked 30th (TOP 1%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 4th best city to live in Germany, and 1st most liveable city in Saxony. With an estimated population of 555K, Dresden is the 12th largest city in Germany.

✈️ Closest airport10 kmDresden Airport
😷 Air qualityGood10.3 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank216Dresden University of Technology
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Prices in Dresden

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$11.9
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$56.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.46
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.12
☕ Cappuccino
$2.96
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$3.43

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$566
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$461
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1439
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$929
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$128
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$198
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$41.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.97%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4328
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3343

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.91
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$72.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$25.5
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.64

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.06
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.26
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.85
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.69
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.85
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.37
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.91
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.56
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.17
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.37
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.89
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.73
🚬 Cigarette pack
$8.31
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$16.1
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.54
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.46
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.69

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$30.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.8
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$54.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$15.2
👖 Brand Jeans
$81
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$199
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10611

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