Cost of living in Dortmund, Germany

Summary of cost of living in Dortmund

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: €3,075
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: €1,429
  • Dortmund is the 2nd cheapest city in Germany (8 out of 9)
  • Cost of living in Dortmund is cheaper than in 73% of cities in Western Europe (61 out of 83)
  • Cost of living in Dortmund is cheaper than in 59% of cities in the World (133 out of 227)

List of prices in Dortmund
Current as of Oct 2022.

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Food Update prices
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 €3.99
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.06
12 eggs, large €3.06
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.39
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €5.33
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €2.22
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.69
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €0.98
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €6
2 liters of coca-cola €2.17
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.21
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area €1,069
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area €706
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €153
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area €522
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area €425
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio €109
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) €21
40” flat screen tv €448
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) €92
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €4.89
Hourly rate for cleaning help €12
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) €77
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) €37
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) €90
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €112
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new €22,774
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.51
Monthly ticket public transport €70
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €15
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) €6
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) €45
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) €3.41
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €2.01
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €2.39
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.19
Tube of toothpaste €1.27
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €16
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €33
2 tickets to the movies €21
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €51
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €46
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €7
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €2.75
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €2.98
Ipad wi-fi 128gb €592
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.10
1 month of gym membership in business district €32
1 package of marlboro cigarettes €5.73
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on less than 10 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: October 06, 2022

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Dortmund position in our World Ranking

the world
133rd
out of 227
western europe
61st
out of 83
germany
8th
out of 9

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