Cost of living in Dresden, Germany

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €10
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) €6
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €3.50
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €0.70
12 eggs, large €3.12
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.54
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €5.42
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €2.31
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.72
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €0.64
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €5.27
2 liters of Coca-Cola €1.60
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €0.95
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €1,106
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area €636
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €163
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area €560
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area €409
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio €94
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) €22
40” flat screen TV €522
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) €112
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €4.67
Hourly rate for cleaning help €11
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €71
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) €33
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) €76
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €88
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new €22,338
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.34
Monthly ticket public transport €58
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) €12
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €12
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) €53
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.) €2.47
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.34
Tube of toothpaste €1.43
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €16
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €27
2 tickets to the movies €17
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 €48
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €5.98
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €2.69
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €2.71
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB €485
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 €5.74
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 72 prices entered by 15 different people.
Latest price update: July 11, 2018.

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