Cost of living in Darmstadt, Germany

Summary of cost of living in Darmstadt

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: €3,088
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: €1,525
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.
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List of prices in Darmstadt, Germany. Current as of Aug 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €10
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) €7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €4.19
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €0.88
12 eggs, large €2.44
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.33
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €4.44
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €2.18
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.58
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €1.05
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €6
2 liters of coca-cola €1.83
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €0.83
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area €1,128
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area €840
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €190
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area €788
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area €625
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio €140
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) €23
40” flat screen tv €384
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) €76
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €5.77
Hourly rate for cleaning help €11
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) €84
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) €36
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) €91
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €98
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new €24,795
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.46
Monthly ticket public transport €55
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €17
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) €12
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €5.00
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) €20
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) €6.00
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €2.39
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €2.90
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.24
Tube of toothpaste €1.73
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €15
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) €74
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €48
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €7
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €3.19
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €3.20
Ipad wi-fi 128gb €461
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.09
1 month of gym membership in business district €34
1 package of marlboro cigarettes €5.74
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 41 prices entered by 6 different people.
Latest price update: August 08, 2020

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