Cost of living in Germany

Map of Cost of Living in Germany


This map shows only the top cities in Germany. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan.

The color of the markers corresponds with the Cost of Living in the city. Red markers show more expensive cities, green ones show cheaper cities.
The size of the markers correspond with the population of each city.
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of the city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each cities' Cost of Living Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

Cost of Living Ranking in Germany (for cities with available data)

Ranking City Price Index
1 Düsseldorf 182
2 Munich 176
3 Frankfurt am Main 170
4 Bonn 169
5 Hamburg 168
6 Cologne 161
7 Stuttgart 158
8 Berlin 156
9 Mannheim 145

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Recent Prices Added

  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Hamburg costs €2,000 (1 day ago)
  • Utilities (heating, electricity, gas ...), monthly for 1 person in 45 m2 in Bonn costs €113 (1 day ago)
  • Furnished accommodation in normal area, monthly rent - 85 m2 in Bonn costs €900 (1 day ago)
  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in normal area in Bonn costs €413 (1 day ago)
  • Summer dress in a chain store (zara, h&m, ...) in Bonn costs €40 (1 day ago)
  • 1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) in Bonn costs €0.15 (1 day ago)
  • 1 liter of gasoline in Bonn costs €1.33 (1 day ago)
  • Taxi fare per distance, weekday at noon, per 1 km. in Bonn costs €1.60 (1 day ago)
  • Public transport in Bonn costs €84 (1 day ago)
  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Bonn costs €5.50 (1 day ago)