Cost of living in Saarbrücken, 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 €3.23
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €0.80
12 eggs, large €1.74
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.22
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €4.17
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €1.96
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.61
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €0.68
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €7
2 liters of Coca-Cola €1.71
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.00
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €892
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area €657
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €145
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area €543
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area €353
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio €89
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) €22
40” flat screen TV €522
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) €80
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €5.00
Hourly rate for cleaning help €12
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €70
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) €21
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) €85
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €112
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new €21,167
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.38
Monthly ticket public transport €57
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €18
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) €8
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €11
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) €68
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) €2.70
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €2.48
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €2.64
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.14
Tube of toothpaste €1.37
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €18
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €38
2 tickets to the movies €20
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €117
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €58
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €7
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €3.02
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €3.05
iPad Air 2, 64GB €549
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.12
1 month of gym membership in business district €29
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €5.30
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 171 prices entered by 14 different people.
Latest price update: September 22, 2017.

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