Cost of living in Germany

Map of Cost of Living in Germany

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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.

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Cost of Living Ranking in Germany (top cities by data quality)

Ranking City Price Index
1 Heidelberg 185
2 Düsseldorf 175
3 Munich 172
4 Frankfurt am Main 168
5 Hamburg 166
6 Mainz 157
7 Berlin 157
8 Stuttgart 157
9 Cologne 152
10 Rosenheim 152
11 Hanover 149
12 Nuremberg 147
13 Mannheim 145
14 Bremen 137
15 Dresden 132
16 Leipzig 129

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Recent Prices Added

  • Sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) in Heidelberg costs €80 (about 4 hours ago)
  • 1 kg of apples in Berlin costs €2.00 (about 7 hours ago)
  • Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) in Berlin costs €5.00 (about 7 hours ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Berlin costs €6.00 (about 7 hours ago)
  • Public transport in Berlin costs €80 (about 7 hours ago)
  • 1 kg of rice in Frankfurt am Main costs €1.70 (about 9 hours ago)
  • One-way ticket in public transport in Hamburg costs €3.10 (about 20 hours ago)
  • 1 kg of rice in Hamburg costs €2.40 (about 20 hours ago)
  • Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new in Leipzig costs €16,975 (about 23 hours ago)
  • One-way ticket in public transport in Leipzig costs €2.60 (about 23 hours ago)