Cost of living in Hamburg, Germany

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €9
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) €7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €4.78
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €0.96
12 eggs, large €3.18
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.46
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €5.03
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €2.04
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.20
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €1.01
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €7
2 liters of Coca-Cola €1.70
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.70
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €1,654
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area €1,105
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €236
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area €872
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area €616
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio €107
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) €23
40” flat screen TV €464
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) €120
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €5.69
Hourly rate for cleaning help €13
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €80
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) €92
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €115
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new €21,324
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.31
Monthly ticket public transport €78
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €17
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) €9
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €9
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) €56
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) €4.10
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €2.24
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €2.59
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.17
Tube of toothpaste €1.50
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €22
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €32
2 tickets to the movies €24
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €102
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €52
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €9
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €3.02
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €3.73
iPod nano 16GB €161
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.09
1 month of gym membership in business district €51
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €5.72
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 240 prices entered by 54 different people.
Latest price update: January 18, 2017.

Hamburg position in our World Ranking

the world
82nd
out of 224
western europe
25th
out of 54
germany
4th
out of 6

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western europe
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