Cost of living in Hanover, Germany

Summary of cost of living in Hanover

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: €3,173
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: €1,501
  • Hanover is the 3rd cheapest city in Germany (7 out of 9)
  • Cost of living in Hanover is cheaper than in 69% of cities in Western Europe (58 out of 84)
  • Cost of living in Hanover is cheaper than in 56% of cities in the World (123 out of 219)
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List of prices in Hanover
Current as of Nov 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 €3.62
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €0.67
12 eggs, large €2.91
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.69
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €4.07
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €2.12
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.47
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €0.87
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €5.85
2 liters of coca-cola €1.69
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.18
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area €1,126
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area €774
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €152
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area €661
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area €464
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio €89
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) €28
40” flat screen tv €548
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) €151
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €5.77
Hourly rate for cleaning help €10
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) €72
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) €73
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €108
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new €19,955
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.78
Monthly ticket public transport €65
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €18
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) €9
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €9
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) €97
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) €3.57
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €2.97
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €3.30
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.30
Tube of toothpaste €1.60
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €17
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €35
2 tickets to the movies €19
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €70
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €45
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €8
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €3.44
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €3.32
Ipad wi-fi 128gb €513
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.11
1 month of gym membership in business district €38
1 package of marlboro cigarettes €6
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 10 prices entered by 5 different people.
Latest price update: November 27, 2022

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Hanover position in our World Ranking

the world
123rd
out of 219
western europe
58th
out of 84
germany
7th
out of 9

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

the world
5th
western europe
1st
western europe
3rd
western europe
3rd
western europe
4th

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