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.

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

Ranking City Price Index
1 Düsseldorf 176
2 Frankfurt am Main 176
3 Munich 170
4 Hamburg 170
5 Berlin 160
6 Stuttgart 157
7 Rosenheim 156
8 Cologne 155
9 Hanover 153
10 Nuremberg 150
11 Mannheim 146
12 Bremen 143
13 Dresden 137
14 Leipzig 134

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Recent Prices Added

  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Ilmenau costs €124 (2 days ago)
  • Public transport in Munich costs €340,282,000,000,000,014,192,072,600,942,972,764,160 (3 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Munich costs €40,000,000,000 (3 days ago)
  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Cologne costs €6.00 (3 days ago)
  • 1 month of gym membership in business district in Cologne costs €50 (3 days ago)
  • 250 ml beer in neighbourhood pub in Cologne costs €2.40 (3 days ago)
  • Cappuccino in expat area of the city in Cologne costs €3.00 (3 days ago)
  • Cocktail drink in downtown club in Cologne costs €10 (3 days ago)
  • Nice dinner at an italian restaurant, dinner for two in Cologne costs €60 (3 days ago)
  • 2 tickets to the movies in Cologne costs €18 (3 days ago)