Cost of living in Leipzig, Germany

List of prices in Leipzig, Germany. Current as of Sep 2019.

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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 €3.41
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €0.87
12 eggs, large €2.48
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.70
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €4.29
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €1.96
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.72
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €0.81
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €5.00
2 liters of Coca-Cola €1.86
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.00
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €843
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area €675
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €137
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area €493
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area €360
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio €91
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) €18
40” flat screen TV €432
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) €101
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €5.29
Hourly rate for cleaning help €13
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €79
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 €103
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new €17,974
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.39
Monthly ticket public transport €72
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €19
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) €8
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €6
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) €33
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) €3.05
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €2.00
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €1.88
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.07
Tube of toothpaste €1.24
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €18
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €23
2 tickets to the movies €18
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €65
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €45
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €7
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €2.56
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €3.05
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB €440
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.18
1 month of gym membership in business district €31
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €5.54
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 107 prices entered by 13 different people.
Latest price update: September 17, 2019

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