Cost of living in Münster, Germany

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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 €3.44
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €0.77
12 eggs, large €3.06
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.30
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €4.88
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €2.21
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.79
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €1.00
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €6
2 liters of Coca-Cola €1.81
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.29
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €926
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area €802
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €135
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area €578
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area €484
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio €224
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) €21
40” flat screen TV €514
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) €50
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €6
Hourly rate for cleaning help €13
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €78
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) €38
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) €86
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €141
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new €19,500
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.43
Monthly ticket public transport €62
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) €3.00
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €5.00
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €1.99
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €3.25
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.25
Tube of toothpaste €1.57
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €17
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €29
2 tickets to the movies €19
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €33
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €54
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €7
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €3.26
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €3.64
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.09
1 month of gym membership in business district €23
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €5.10
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 148 prices entered by 13 different people.
Latest price update: September 22, 2018.

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