Cost of living in Mainz, Germany

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €14
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) €8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €2.93
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €0.88
12 eggs, large €3.64
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.00
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €4.88
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €2.13
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.75
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €1.03
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €7
2 liters of Coca-Cola €1.60
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.21
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €888
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area €800
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €120
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area €721
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area €497
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio €100
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) €30
40” flat screen TV €550
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) €150
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €4.75
Hourly rate for cleaning help €15
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €88
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) €47
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) €121
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €128
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new -
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.37
Monthly ticket public transport €74
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) €5.00
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €15
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) €40
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) €2.00
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €2.29
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €2.00
4 rolls of toilet paper €0.83
Tube of toothpaste €2.00
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €24
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €34
2 tickets to the movies €25
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €59
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €6.00
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €3.10
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €3.30
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB €480
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district €58
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €7
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 76 prices entered by 12 different people.
Latest price update: August 10, 2018.

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