Cost of living in Hamburg, Germany

Summary of cost of living in Hamburg

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: €3,880
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: €2,083
  • Cost of living in Hamburg is more expensive than in 62% of cities in Western Europe (25 out of 63)
  • Cost of living in Hamburg is more expensive than in 71% of cities in the World (77 out of 259)

List of prices in Hamburg, Germany. Current as of Mar 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) €8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €3.29
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €0.92
12 eggs, large €3.16
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.59
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €8
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €2.53
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.48
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €1.07
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €7
2 liters of coca-cola €1.74
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.67
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area €1,681
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area €1,291
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €239
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area €908
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area €667
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio €115
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) €20
40” flat screen tv €446
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) €99
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €5.69
Hourly rate for cleaning help €13
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) €91
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) €45
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) €92
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €116
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new €19,776
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.40
Monthly ticket public transport €80
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €21
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) €7
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €11
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) €50
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) €3.44
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €2.63
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €2.64
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.25
Tube of toothpaste €1.27
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €22
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €34
2 tickets to the movies €25
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €129
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €60
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €12
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €3.47
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €3.80
Ipad wi-fi 128gb €461
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.11
1 month of gym membership in business district €57
1 package of marlboro cigarettes €7
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 262 prices entered by 52 different people.
Latest price update: March 30, 2020

Hamburg position in our World Ranking

the world
77th
out of 259
western europe
25th
out of 63
germany
3rd
out of 6

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

western europe
2nd
western europe
4th

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