Main train station in Frankfurt, Germany
Main train station in Frankfurt, Germany
Main train station in Frankfurt, Germany

Cost of Living in Germany

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Nov 27, 2021

Summary: What is the cost of living in Germany? Hear what expats, digital nomads and retirees living in Germany have to say about the cost of housing, health insurance and general living costs.

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Is the cost of living in Germany high?

We asked people how much they someone comfortably live on in Germany, they wrote:

"We have 1750,- Euros, with 4 different pensions, one German and 3 English ones. I think in England we would be on the border line. One can live here without any debts on 1000 Euros easily. On a park, where we are, it is very cheap. As we only pay the site fees which are about 3.800,- Euros including Electricity and gas and water is free," said another expat in Eifel .

"This would fluctuate with currency ups and downs, lifestyles location and circumstances. These vary considerably so I cannot provide an accurate figure. But, a ballpark figure for one person, to be comfortable, would be about $50,000 a year," added another person living in Friedrichsdorf.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000. Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Some of Joshua's more popular articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 8 Best Places to Live in Croatia and the Living in Mexico Guide. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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