Germany vs Spain - Cost of Living Comparison

Germany Spain
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1325
$1141
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3223
$2609
🏠 One person rent
$720
$613
🏘️ Family rent
$1340
$972
🍽️ Food expenses
$370
$329
🚐 Transport expenses
$114
$88.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2611
$1701
💸 GDP per capita
$46253
$27056
😃 Human freedom index
8.73
8.56
❤️ Life expectancy
80.9
82.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
80
61
🌐 English speaking %
56.3%
22%
🎓 Higher education
94
90
😀 Quality of life
79
73
🏙️ Population
83.1M
46.7M

The average cost of living in Germany ($1325) is 16% more expensive than in Spain ($1141). Germany ranked 30th vs 46th for Spain in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2 months in Germany compared to 1.5 months in Spain. Ranked 17th and 27th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Germany vs Spain

We calculate prices for Germany and Spain as a population-weighted mean of 662 and 153 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Germany Spain
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$10.9
$11.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$47.6
$40.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.42
$7.85
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.72
$3.03
 Cappuccino
$3
$2.08
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.43
$1.85
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$667
$620
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$519
$470
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1374
$1021
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1025
$767
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$138
$77.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$212
$119
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$33.1
$35.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.98%
2.28%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5740
$3348
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4180
$2169
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.86
$1.57
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$70.5
$39.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.1
$14.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$2.11
$1.66
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.94
$0.84
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.73
$0.99
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.8
$1.08
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.59
$2.17
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.8
$11.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.39
$6.56
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.5
$10.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.4
$1.82
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.64
$1.75
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.12
$1.48
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.46
$1.79
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.45
$1.24
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1
$1.27
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.35
$0.44
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.81
$1.73
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.59
$5.76
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.69
$0.93
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.08
$5.16
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.86
$6.31
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.47
$2.81
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.42
$1.5
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.54
$1.79
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$31.7
$38.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.3
$8.07
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$58.3
$59.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$15
$12.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$75.6
$74
👟 Brand Sneakers
$83.7
$72.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$330
$370
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$11602
$7276

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Cities Comparison in Germany vs Spain

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Germany

City Cost of living Population
Berlin
$1761
3.66M
Hamburg City
$1757
1.85M
Munich
$1941
1.49M
Cologne
$1502
1.08M
Frankfurt
$1681
764K
Dusseldorf
$1470
646K
Stuttgart
$1516
630K
Essen
$1102
582K
Nuremberg
$1206
516K
Leipzig
$1178
597K
Dresden
$1125
555K
Hanover
$1253
543K
Dortmund
$1155
588K
Bremen City
$1260
567K
Duisburg
$1001
496K
Karlsruhe
$1355
308K
Mannheim
$1357
310K
Gelsenkirchen
$1351
259K
Bielefeld
$1498
334K
Braunschweig
$1158
249K
Freiburg im Breisgau
$1545
231K
Wuppertal
$1076
355K
Bonn
$1440
331K
Aachen
$1169
249K
Monchengladbach
$1256
260K
Krefeld
$1219
227K
Augsburg
$1389
296K
Wiesbaden
$1425
279K
Magdeburg
$1127
236K
Bochum
$1118
364K

In Spain

City Cost of living Population
Madrid
$1445
3.31M
Barcelona
$1487
1.64M
Tenerife
$1133
905K
Zaragoza
$1018
675K
Valencia
$1197
790K
Seville
$996
684K
Malaga
$1115
577K
Palma de Mallorca
$1326
419K
Bilbao
$1338
346K
Murcia
$970
460K
Pamplona
$1207
203K
Gijon
$1150
269K
Alicante
$999
337K
L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
$1170
265K
San Sebastian
$1379
188K
Valladolid
$1024
298K
Las Palmas
$1086
379K
Terrassa
$1153
223K
Vigo
$991
294K
Vitoria-Gasteiz
$1278
253K
Granada
$951
232K
Sabadell
$1269
216K
Cordoba
$885
322K
Cartagena
$852
216K
Almeria
$941
201K
Jerez de la Frontera
$848
213K
Badalona
$1399
223K
Oviedo
$978
186K
A Coruna
$1100
245K
Elche
$886
234K