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Costs of living Germany

Costs of living Germany

The costs of living Germany is comparable to the average costs of living in Europe. Looking to prices in supermarkets and prices of for example services, clothing and accommodation the prices are in line with the average in the EU. The biggest expense for your monthly budget will be your accommodation which will, in most cases, be deducted from your salary. As well your health insurance will be deducted from your salary. How much you save on working in Germany depends mostly on the budget you make for yourself.

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Make your own budget

Before you move to Germany it is good to take a look to your expenses that will make up the biggest part of your budget.

Compare this to the average of what people living in Germany spend their salary on in 2010:

  • 30 per cent on accommodation
  • 10,5 per cent on groceries
  • 10 per cent on transportation8 per cent on leisure activities
  • 4 per cent on hospitality
  • 3 per cent on clothing
  • The remaining expenses went to smaller items
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Costs depend on different factors

The costs of living Germany can vary on the city or region where you live in Germany. Your costs of living in for example Dresden will be lower than your costs of living in Munich. The higher costs of living in certain regions or cities might be compensated by a higher salary. As a rule, people that are employed by German recruitment agencies can live on less money in smaller German cities than in larger ones. Off-course, the amount of money you spend strongly depends on your own interests and spending behavior. If you are looking for a comparison on the average costs of living per city in Germany you can go to ‘map of costs of living in Germany‘.

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