Cost of living in Karlsruhe, Germany

Summary of cost of living in Karlsruhe

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: €3,295
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: €1,730
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.
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List of prices in Karlsruhe, Germany. Current as of Aug 2020.

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Food [Edit]
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 €3.96
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €0.89
12 eggs, large €3.32
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.49
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €5.30
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €2.32
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.21
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €0.84
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €6
2 liters of coca-cola €1.68
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.41
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area €1,414
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area €954
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €120
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area €770
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area €577
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio €115
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) €24
40” flat screen tv €469
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) €106
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €7
Hourly rate for cleaning help €13
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) €84
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) €27
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) €73
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €114
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new €21,773
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.30
Monthly ticket public transport €57
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) €10
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €19
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) €52
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) €3.85
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €1.99
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €3.65
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.69
Tube of toothpaste €1.58
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €17
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €25
2 tickets to the movies €21
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €53
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 €7
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €3.08
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €3.29
Ipad wi-fi 128gb €434
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.11
1 month of gym membership in business district €36
1 package of marlboro cigarettes €5.89
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 78 prices entered by 6 different people.
Latest price update: August 08, 2020

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