Cost of living in Hamburg, Germany

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €10
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) €7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €5.07
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €0.92
12 eggs, large €3.50
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.67
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €6
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €2.21
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.33
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €1.15
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €7
2 liters of Coca-Cola €1.74
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.63
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €1,356
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area €1,069
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €244
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area €917
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area €634
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio €115
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) €23
40” flat screen TV €451
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) €127
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €5.60
Hourly rate for cleaning help €12
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €90
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) €34
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) €96
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €134
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new €18,246
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.30
Monthly ticket public transport €87
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €15
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) €9
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €8
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) €53
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) €3.59
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €2.11
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €2.70
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.23
Tube of toothpaste €1.67
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 €23
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €107
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 €9
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €3.27
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €3.93
iPod nano 16GB €158
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.09
1 month of gym membership in business district €56
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €5.82
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 324 prices entered by 66 different people.
Latest price update: March 24, 2017.

Hamburg position in our World Ranking

the world
71st
out of 214
western europe
20th
out of 46
germany
3rd
out of 5

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

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2nd
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3rd
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4th

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