Cost of living in Rostock, Germany

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €7
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) €6
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €3.63
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.07
12 eggs, large €2.07
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.05
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €3.92
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €2.00
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.33
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €0.76
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €5.45
2 liters of Coca-Cola €2.00
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.42
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €727
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area €400
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €150
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area -
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area -
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio -
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) €22
40” flat screen TV €500
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) €150
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €5.00
Hourly rate for cleaning help €17
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €83
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) €45
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) €67
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €60
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new €17,833
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.49
Monthly ticket public transport €44
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) €14
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) €2.00
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €1.75
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €2.25
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.50
Tube of toothpaste €1.15
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €10
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €26
2 tickets to the movies €17
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €55
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 €7
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €2.58
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €2.93
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.55
1 month of gym membership in business district €30
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €5.00
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 11 prices entered by 5 different people.
Latest price update: June 22, 2018.

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