Cost of living in Freiburg, Germany

Summary of cost of living in Freiburg

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: €3,382
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: €1,748
  • Cost of living in Freiburg is cheaper than in 56% of cities in Germany (5 out of 9)
  • Cost of living in Freiburg is cheaper than in 59% of cities in Western Europe (49 out of 83)
  • Cost of living in Freiburg is cheaper than in 53% of cities in the World (123 out of 234)

List of prices in Freiburg
Current as of Aug 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €12
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) €8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €3.30
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.17
12 eggs, large €3.80
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.25
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €2.32
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.54
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €0.93
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €6
2 liters of coca-cola €1.77
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.35
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area €1,381
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area €1,008
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €133
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area €759
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area €597
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 €348
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) €93
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €3.30
Hourly rate for cleaning help €11
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) €71
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) €80
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €107
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new €25,317
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.43
Monthly ticket public transport €58
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) €15
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €11
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) €48
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) €2.88
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €2.33
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €1.99
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.64
Tube of toothpaste €1.71
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €19
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €38
2 tickets to the movies €20
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €64
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €57
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €7
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €2.75
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €3.73
Ipad wi-fi 128gb €573
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.11
1 month of gym membership in business district €44
1 package of marlboro cigarettes €6
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 19 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: August 29, 2022

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Freiburg position in our World Ranking

the world
123rd
out of 234
western europe
49th
out of 83
germany
5th
out of 9

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