Cost of living in Cologne, Germany

List of prices in Cologne, Germany. Current as of Mar 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €12
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) €8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €4.06
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €0.88
12 eggs, large €3.00
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.93
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €5.50
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €2.10
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.48
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €0.95
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €9
2 liters of Coca-Cola €1.71
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.41
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €1,449
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area €1,078
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €182
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area €1,020
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area €531
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio €102
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) €21
40” flat screen TV €427
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) €94
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €4.29
Hourly rate for cleaning help €15
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €90
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) €41
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) €98
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €120
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new €19,772
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.34
Monthly ticket public transport €83
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €20
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) €7
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €9
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) €43
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) €3.39
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €1.92
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €1.92
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.44
Tube of toothpaste €1.38
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €19
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €33
2 tickets to the movies €21
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €100
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €57
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €8
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €2.71
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €4.05
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB €511
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.12
1 month of gym membership in business district €35
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €5.78
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 240 prices entered by 30 different people.
Latest price update: March 23, 2019

Cologne position in our World Ranking

the world
98th
out of 332
western europe
31st
out of 73
germany
4th
out of 7

Cheapest and most expensive products in Cologne compared to other cities:

western europe
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3rd

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