Cost of living in Mannheim, Germany

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Food [Edit]
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 €3.66
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €0.84
12 eggs, large €3.01
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.61
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €3.68
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €2.13
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €2.11
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €0.83
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €5.24
2 liters of Coca-Cola €1.78
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.28
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €1,047
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 €190
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area €622
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area €499
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio €96
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) €27
40” flat screen TV €408
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) €112
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €5.42
Hourly rate for cleaning help €11
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €73
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) €36
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) €88
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €99
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new €25,730
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.45
Monthly ticket public transport €61
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €17
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) €7
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €14
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) €45
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) €3.33
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €1.82
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €2.29
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.13
Tube of toothpaste €1.27
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €19
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €28
2 tickets to the movies €21
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €86
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €47
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €7
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €2.87
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €3.40
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB €508
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.09
1 month of gym membership in business district €32
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €5.78
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 36 prices entered by 10 different people.
Latest price update: November 24, 2017.

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