Cost of living in Germany

On average you will need to spend around 900 euros per month to live in Germany and I think Germany’s living costs are much higher than for example India. You can further check on numbeo.

But at the same time, Germany is not very expensive when compared to some other European countries like Switzerland, Ireland, and the United Kingdom as they are the most expensive.

Cost of living in Germany

As shown in Numbeo, below are some of the everyday costs of living in Germany.

Just as a reference, 100 euros, EUR or , is around 105 US Dollars. That is also around 8,000 Indian Rupees, INR or Rs, or around 700 Chinese Yuan.

An average monthly salary in Germany is around 2,800 €, which is net after taxes.

Cost of rent

Rent per month varies among different parts of Germany. But in general, an apartment with one bedroom in a city center is around 900. An apartment with 1 bedroom outside of a city center is around 650 €. A bigger apartment with three bedrooms in a city centre would be around 1,600.
While an apartment with three bedrooms outside of a city centre is 1,200 €.


A one-way ticket on local transport is around 2.50 €. The regular price of a monthly public transport pass is around 70 €. The normal tariff for one hour in a taxi is around 30 €. A normal tariff for a liter of gasoline is around 2.20 €.

Restaurants average cost

A cheap meal at a budget Restaurant is 10.00 € (euros). A meal at an average restaurant for two people is 45 €.

Fast food meal

Meal at McDonald is about 8.00 € 

Domestic Beer (0.5 ltr draught) 3.50 €

Cappuccino (regular) 2.70 €

Coke / Pepsi (0.33 ltr bottle) 2.26 €

Water (0.33 ltr bottle) 1.90 €


Milk (regular), (1 ltr) 0.72 €

Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 1.43 €

Rice (white), (1kg) 2.14 €

Eggs (regular) (12) 1.97 €

Local Cheese (1kg) 8.96 €

Chicken Breasts (1kg) 7.93 €

Beef (1kg) 10.53 €

Apples (1kg) 2.29 €

Banana (1kg) 1.53 €

Oranges (1kg) 1.92 €

Tomato (1kg) 2.30 €

Onion (1kg) 1.26 €

Lettuce (300 grams) 0.86 €

Domestic Beer (0.5-liter bottle) 0.81 €

Imported Beer (0.33-liter bottle) 1.21 €

How much does it cost to travel to Germany?

Germany is the largest country in central Europe. It is highly influential financially, culturally, and politically and it is recognized for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Despite its strong influence technologically, it still manages to maintain an old-world charm and “Gemutlichkeit” (coziness) or hospitality. It’s a lovely place to visit and most tourists find the locals to be very welcoming and eager to show off their country.

If you are going to Germany, or if you live in Germany, then you must check how much money you need for traveling.

In Germany,  you will need € 105, approximately 8000 Indian Rupee as an average daily price for traveling in Germany. Accommodation will be probably your biggest everyday expense.

The average price of meals in Germany for one day is €28 (2,208.53 Indian Rupee). The average price of a hotel in Germany for a couple is €107 (Rs 8439.74). Additional pricing is in the table below. These average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

Typical tour prices for Germany

How much do tours to Germany cost? Multi-day tours can often be an efficient way to see the highlights of a country or region.

Intrepid Small group tours for everyone
15 days
$ 2075
Contiki Tours for 18 to 35 year old
13 days
$ 2000
Trafalgar Award-winning tours
8 days
$ 1450
G Adventures Adventure and cultural tours
7 days
$ 1025

Sources: Study in GermanyNumbeo,
The cover image is somewhere in Kurfürstendamm, Berlin, Germany. Photo by Vidar Nordli-Mathisen on Unsplash