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Is the cost of living in Germany high?

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We asked people about the cost of living in Germany, they wrote...

"Overall, the cost of living in Germany is significantly lower than in many other European countries, however, there are still some areas that have a higher cost of living compared with the rest of the country, such as Munich, Hamburg, Cologne, and Stuttgart. The rental price for a nice one bedroom apartment in Germany is usually between $675 and $1100 US Dollars. For a nice two bedroom apartment, the price can range from $800 to $1300 US Dollars per month. Eating dinner at a moderately priced restaurant usually costs around $12 - $20 US Dollars, depending on the location and menu," explained one expat living in Germany.

"Here are some of the cost of living figures for Dusseldorf, Germany. Flat rent 1000-1500 Eur Flat buy 3000 Eur/m2 Avg Restaurant 8-10Eur/meal Car leasing 300-500 Eur/month Car insurance vary 1000-2000 Eur/year Insurances 300Eur/year Health insurance private 400 Eur/month Health insurance public 400-800 Eur/month Income tax vary depending family status," said another in Dusseldorf, Germany.

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