Cost of living in Hamburg, Germany

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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) €7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €4.37
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.00
12 eggs, large €3.19
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.77
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €5.34
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €2.40
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.46
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €0.91
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €8
2 liters of Coca-Cola €1.69
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.37
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €1,854
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area €1,084
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €212
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area €824
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area €574
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio €123
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) €22
40” flat screen TV €451
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) €104
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €7
Hourly rate for cleaning help €13
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €82
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) €38
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) €98
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €117
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new €20,329
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.30
Monthly ticket public transport €84
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) €8
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €9
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) €61
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) €3.50
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €2.21
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €2.49
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.32
Tube of toothpaste €1.50
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 €24
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €106
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €56
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €10
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €3.01
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €3.71
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB €480
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.10
1 month of gym membership in business district €61
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €6
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 570 prices entered by 65 different people.
Latest price update: June 25, 2018.

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western europe
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