Cost of living in Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Summary of cost of living in Frankfurt am Main

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: €4,119
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: €2,243
  • Frankfurt am Main is the most expensive city in Germany (1 out of 5)
  • Cost of living in Frankfurt am Main is more expensive than in 74% of cities in Western Europe (14 out of 50)
  • Cost of living in Frankfurt am Main is more expensive than in 80% of cities in the World (40 out of 198)

List of prices in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Current as of Feb 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €13
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) €7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €3.85
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.24
12 eggs, large €3.34
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.88
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €8
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €2.53
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €2.02
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €1.14
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €5.95
2 liters of coca-cola €1.85
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.49
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area €1,853
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area €1,346
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €210
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area €1,146
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area €791
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio €111
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) €24
40” flat screen tv €428
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) €107
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €6
Hourly rate for cleaning help €16
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) €82
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) €35
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) €90
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €139
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new €22,047
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.46
Monthly ticket public transport €92
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €19
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) €7
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €8
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) €50
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) €3.22
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €2.43
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €2.97
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.12
Tube of toothpaste €1.63
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €26
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €38
2 tickets to the movies €22
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €104
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €68
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €12
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €3.73
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €4.22
Ipad wi-fi 128gb €506
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.10
1 month of gym membership in business district €69
1 package of marlboro cigarettes €7
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 163 prices entered by 30 different people.
Latest price update: February 26, 2021

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Frankfurt position in our World Ranking

the world
40th
out of 198
western europe
14th
out of 50
germany
1st
out of 5

Cheapest and most expensive products in Frankfurt compared to other cities:

western europe
2nd
western europe
3rd
western europe
4th
western europe
4th

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