Cost of living in Chemnitz, Germany

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €9
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) €7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €2.88
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €0.77
12 eggs, large €1.45
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.50
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €3.00
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €2.54
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.75
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €0.55
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €4.00
2 liters of Coca-Cola €1.11
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €0.85
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €1,197
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area €567
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €115
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area €450
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area €350
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio €150
Internet 8MB (1 month) €21
40” flat screen TV €625
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) €50
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €3.00
Hourly rate for cleaning help €9
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €89
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) €25
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) €62
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €105
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new €28,333
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.46
Monthly ticket public transport €47
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) €10
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €5.00
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) €2.57
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €1.64
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €1.63
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.52
Tube of toothpaste €1.00
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €13
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €26
2 tickets to the movies €21
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €32
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €5.65
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €2.37
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €2.69
iPod nano 16GB €169
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.12
1 month of gym membership in business district €20
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €5.30
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 131 prices entered by 15 different people.
Latest price update: August 06, 2015.

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