Cost of living in Leipzig, Germany

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €9
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) €6
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €3.50
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €0.87
12 eggs, large €2.19
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.21
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €3.99
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €2.17
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.25
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €0.79
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €7
2 liters of Coca-Cola €1.78
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.27
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €829
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area €660
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €133
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area €528
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area €361
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio €97
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) €19
40” flat screen TV €476
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) €101
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €4.14
Hourly rate for cleaning help €14
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €81
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) €32
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) €90
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €102
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new €17,974
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.40
Monthly ticket public transport €62
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) €9
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €5.50
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) €32
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) €3.01
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €1.98
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €2.01
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.08
Tube of toothpaste €1.30
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €17
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 €6
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €2.62
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €2.91
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB €442
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 €5.41
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 209 prices entered by 27 different people.
Latest price update: November 22, 2017.

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