Cost of living in Düsseldorf, Germany

Summary of cost of living in Düsseldorf

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: €3,591
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: €1,849
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.
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List of prices in Düsseldorf, Germany. Current as of Feb 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €11
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) €8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €3.82
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €0.86
12 eggs, large €2.85
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.88
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €4.73
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €2.12
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.93
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €1.07
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €8
2 liters of coca-cola €1.87
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.13
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area €1,435
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area €1,071
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €177
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area €773
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area €644
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio €137
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) €28
40” flat screen tv €392
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) €130
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €6
Hourly rate for cleaning help €15
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) €84
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) €39
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) €84
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €110
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new €22,117
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.34
Monthly ticket public transport €76
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €20
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) €7
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €9
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) €59
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) €3.31
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €2.47
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €2.25
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.33
Tube of toothpaste €1.49
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €21
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €38
2 tickets to the movies €21
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €123
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €57
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €10
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €3.39
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €3.30
Ipad wi-fi 128gb €511
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.15
1 month of gym membership in business district €36
1 package of marlboro cigarettes €5.73
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 90 prices entered by 29 different people.
Latest price update: February 24, 2021

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