Cost of living in Munich, Germany

Summary of cost of living in Munich

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: €4,249
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: €2,521
  • Munich is the 2nd most expensive city in Germany (2 out of 7)
  • Cost of living in Munich is more expensive than in 69% of cities in Western Europe (23 out of 70)
  • Cost of living in Munich is more expensive than in 75% of cities in the World (71 out of 285)

List of prices in Munich, Germany. Current as of Jan 2020.

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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 €3.93
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.05
12 eggs, large €2.64
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.50
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €5.10
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €2.45
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €2.01
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €1.00
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €7
2 liters of coca-cola €1.83
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.48
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area €2,024
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area €1,778
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €168
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area €1,295
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area €989
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio €98
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) €25
40” flat screen tv €436
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) €66
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €4.55
Hourly rate for cleaning help €14
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) €77
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) €40
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) €92
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €111
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new €22,311
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.46
Monthly ticket public transport €63
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) €6
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €14
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) €52
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) €4.32
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €1.91
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €2.23
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.23
Tube of toothpaste €1.17
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €25
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €34
2 tickets to the movies €24
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €138
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €68
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €10
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €3.75
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €3.97
Ipad wi-fi 128gb €454
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.15
1 month of gym membership in business district €60
1 package of marlboro cigarettes €7
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 443 prices entered by 98 different people.
Latest price update: January 21, 2020

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Munich position in our World Ranking

the world
71st
out of 285
western europe
23rd
out of 70
germany
2nd
out of 7

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