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 180
2 Munich 175
3 Frankfurt am Main 172
4 Düsseldorf 172
5 Hamburg 166
6 Cologne 157
7 Stuttgart 155
8 Mainz 155
9 Berlin 154
10 Rosenheim 149
11 Hanover 146
12 Nuremberg 145
13 Mannheim 143
14 Bremen 137
15 Dresden 130
16 Leipzig 125

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Recent Prices Added

  • 1 liter of gasoline in Siegen costs €1.34 (about 7 hours ago)
  • 1 month of gym membership in business district in Munich costs €50 (about 10 hours ago)
  • 60 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) in Munich costs €0.17 (about 10 hours ago)
  • 500 ml beer in neighbourhood pub in Munich costs €4.00 (about 10 hours ago)
  • Cocktail drink in downtown club in Munich costs €15 (about 10 hours ago)
  • 2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) in Munich costs €70 (about 10 hours ago)
  • 2 tickets to the movies in Munich costs €25 (about 10 hours ago)
  • Basic dinner out in neighborhood pub, dinner for two in Munich costs €40 (about 10 hours ago)
  • Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city in Munich costs €30 (about 10 hours ago)
  • 75 ml tube of toothpaste in Munich costs €5.00 (about 10 hours ago)