Germany Country Profile - Cost of Living

Cost of living

The cost of living in Germany is considered relatively high, however this varies between different regions and between cities and rural areas. Eastern Germany offers a cheaper cost of living than that of the West of the country. Munich is considered the most expensive city in terms of the cost of living.

Median Monthly Disposable Salary 2,347.75 €

Renting a 1 bedroom apartment in city centre 496.88 €

Renting a 1 bedroom apartment outside of centre 378.57 €

Price per Square metre to buy an apartment in city centre 2,850.00 €

Price per Square metre to buy an apartment outside of centre 2,250.00 €

Basic utilities (electricity, gas, water, waste) 134.00 €

Loaf of bread 1.82 €

Meal at a fast food restaurant 5.36 €

Litre of milk 0.81 €

Small bottle of water 1.68 €

Can of coke/soft drink 1.83 €

Taxi (5km within centre) 13.48 €

Cinema ticket 6.50 €

Academic salaries relative to purchasing power

Overall Average Monthly Salary Figure (WB PPP$)

Overall Average Monthly Salary Figure (WB PPP$)

Overall Average Monthly Salaries Compared to GDP per Capita per Month (WB PPP$)

Overall Average Monthly Salaries Compared to GDP per Capita per Month (WB PPP$)

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