Cost of living in Heidelberg, Germany

Summary of cost of living in Heidelberg

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: €3,915
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: €1,755
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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List of prices in Heidelberg, Germany. Current as of May 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €11
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) €7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €3.56
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.02
12 eggs, large €3.38
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €3.07
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €3.86
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €2.43
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €2.23
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €1.24
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €7
2 liters of coca-cola €1.57
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.96
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area €1,243
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area €997
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €649
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area €811
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area €555
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio €216
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) €24
40” flat screen tv €500
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) €125
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €6
Hourly rate for cleaning help €14
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) €76
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) €41
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) €97
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €327
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new €22,118
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.39
Monthly ticket public transport €72
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) €9
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €5.00
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) €50
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) €4.32
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €2.57
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €2.40
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.89
Tube of toothpaste €1.92
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €16
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €35
2 tickets to the movies €23
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €298
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €49
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €8
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €3.74
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €4.25
Ipad wi-fi 128gb €499
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district €53
1 package of marlboro cigarettes €7
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 16 prices entered by 5 different people.
Latest price update: May 15, 2020

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