Cost of living in Kiel, Germany

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €8
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) €5.75
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €3.70
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €0.85
12 eggs, large €3.40
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.38
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €5.60
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €2.25
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.45
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €0.80
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €5.10
2 liters of Coca-Cola €1.58
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.06
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €1,014
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area €900
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €181
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area €569
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area €581
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio €173
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) €24
40” flat screen TV €567
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) €133
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €4.10
Hourly rate for cleaning help €10
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) €24
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) €90
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €120
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new €20,333
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.41
Monthly ticket public transport €59
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €13
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) €8
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €7
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) €50
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) €3.50
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €2.02
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €2.25
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.09
Tube of toothpaste €1.59
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €15
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €31
2 tickets to the movies €20
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €120
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €60
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €7
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €3.20
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €3.50
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.16
1 month of gym membership in business district €35
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €5.55
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 61 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: November 20, 2017.

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