Cost of living in Dresden, Germany

Summary of cost of living in Dresden

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: €3,100
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: €1,494
  • Dresden is the cheapest city in Germany (6 out of 6)
  • Cost of living in Dresden is cheaper than in 78% of cities in Western Europe (49 out of 63)
  • Cost of living in Dresden is cheaper than in 60% of cities in the World (98 out of 164)
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List of prices in Dresden
Current as of Jul 2024.

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Food Update prices
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 €3.96
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €0.98
12 eggs, large €3.23
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.70
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €5.82
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €2.64
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.55
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €0.72
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €5.03
2 liters of coca-cola €1.57
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €0.98
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area €1,154
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area €782
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €173
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area €644
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area €420
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio €98
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) €25
40” flat screen tv €525
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) €105
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €5.38
Hourly rate for cleaning help €12
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) €71
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) €30
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) €82
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €92
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new €22,531
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.53
Monthly ticket public transport €60
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €15
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) €7
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €13
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) €46
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) €3.50
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €2.20
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €2.16
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.23
Tube of toothpaste €1.43
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €17
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €27
2 tickets to the movies €19
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €69
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €51
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €6
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €2.67
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €2.93
Ipad wi-fi 128gb €445
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.09
1 month of gym membership in business district €34
1 package of marlboro cigarettes €5.94
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 29 prices entered by 7 different people.
Latest price update: July 17, 2024

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Dresden position in our World Ranking

the world
98th
out of 164
western europe
49th
out of 63
germany
6th
out of 6

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

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4th
western europe
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